This page aims to visualize the conflict between development and conservation. The image on the right illustrates the conflict as a tug-of-war.

It may be clear that the conflict is expressed by the people at the top of the image, but what about the cogs and gears?

Conflict 3

Tug of war, conflict visualization

Conflict 2

To me, the cogs and gears refer to an underlying mechanism that relates to the conflict and which remains unnoticed.

I refer to the conflict at the top as Conflict 3 and to the underlying mechanism as Conflict 2.