01 Jun '17, 11am

A Call for a Hippocratic Oath on Protecting the World's Oceans

A Call for a Hippocratic Oath on Protecting the World's Oceans

The lead author of the paper, published in the journal Marine Policy , is Nathan Bennett, a geographer and postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington. In an interview with Yale Environment 360 , Bennett describes the backlash to what some communities view as “ocean grabbing” by conservation organizations, discusses why working closely with local people will pay environmental dividends in the long run, and explains why the need to develop a set of ethical standards for creating marine reserves is urgent. “We see this code of conduct as being able to make the difference between the success and failure of marine conservation,” says Bennett. Yale Environment 360: Why is there a need for a code of conduct for marine protected areas? Nathan Bennett: The marine environment globally is challenged by a number of factors, including env...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/features/a-call-for-a-code-of-conduc...

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