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Marine “Conservation”: You Keep Using That Word but I Don't Think It Means What You Think It Means

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dc.contributor.author Parsons, E. Christien Michael
dc.contributor.author MacPherson, Rick
dc.contributor.author Villagomez, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-15T19:01:11Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-15T19:01:11Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09
dc.identifier.issn 2296-7745
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/11395
dc.description.abstract What exactly does “doing conservation” or “incorporating conservation” into ocean science mean? Although today it is often coupled with the sustainable use of natural resources, by definition, conservation traditionally involves the preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment or natural ecosystems (Soulé and Wilcox, 1980). In other words, if the conservation intervention is successful then the ecosystem should reflect a better (or perhaps, more commonly, a “less worse”) state as a result. In this context, is simply conducting science conservation? Are outreach and advocacy conservation—whether through old school print and TV/radio broadcasts or through social media such as blogs or building a Twitter following? The field of modern marine conservation is an interdisciplinary one (e.g., van Dyke, 2008; Parsons and MacPherson, 2016) with a landscape that is populated with individuals engaged in science, education, social marketing, economics, resource management, and policy. 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 Marine “Conservation”: You Keep Using That Word but I Don't Think It Means What You Think It Means en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3389/fmars.2017.00299


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