According to some authors, in the Anthropocene there is no longer wild nature. As a consequence, these writers claim, in the Anthropocene environmental ethics has no point. Other authors claim that in the Anthropocene wild nature is still present, even though it is rarer, and environmental ethics is more needed than ever. The paper defends two claims. First, in the Anthropocene wild nature still exists, but it is embedded in hybrid compounds of na¬tu¬re and artefacts. In the Anthropocene wild nature did not disappear, but it lost its purity or independence: it is inescapably hybrid. Second, Anthropocene’s hybrid nature has intrin¬sic value and is to be protected. Therefore, environmental ethics has a point even in the Anthro-po¬cene.
Keywords: Anthropocene, environment, ethics, nature, value, McKibben, Thompson, Vogel