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“Advocacy” and “Activism” Are Not Dirty Words–How Activists Can Better Help Conservation Scientists

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dc.contributor.author Parsons, E. Christien Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-08T17:30:46Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-08T17:30:46Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/11353
dc.description.abstract Whether scientists should be advocates for conservation has been a matter of debate in the scientific community and literature (Brussard and Tull, 2007; Lackey, 2007; Noss, 2007; Chan, 2008; Nelson and Vucetich, 2009; Scott and Rachlow, 2010; Parsons, 2013; Rose and Parsons, 2015). Some are set against it, such as Lackey (2007), who considers that while scientists should be involved in the policy process, they should not show any preferences for conservation policies, nor even use value-laden terms in their work, such as good, healthy, or degradation. On the other side of the spectrum, Noss (2007) argues that everyone has opinions and values and, when it comes to making policy recommendations, who better to do so than scientists, who are closest to the facts? en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Frontiers in Marine Science en_US
dc.rights Attribution 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/ *
dc.title “Advocacy” and “Activism” Are Not Dirty Words–How Activists Can Better Help Conservation Scientists en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3389/fmars.2016.00229


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