‘Blue Justice’ Is Essential for Building Coastal Resilience. New Study Shows
March 16, 2023
Climate change and rapid economic development have placed increased pressures on many coastal communities in recent years. Now, a new international study shows there is also a third force—the unintended consequences of conservation measures enacted with little or no consideration of local rights and needs—that can compound the harm. The study’s authors call the combined effects of these three forces a “triple exposure.”
Blue Justice: a new movement in favor of coastal communities, often excluded from decisions in conservation
The Blue Justice working group publishes concurrent articles examining the linkages between ocean conservation, climate change, and equity.
The Duke Daily Check This Out! Swimming with Whale Sharks
David Gill films whale sharks to show the positive effects of marine protected areas
We are proud to be part of Earth Optimism: an online event full of inspiring talks, powerful films, and practical solutions to help protect the future of our planet.
Mar 25, 2021 at 8 PM EDT
Congratulations to Miranda Bernard, a recipient of the 2021 David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship. Miranda Bernard will complete a project titled, “Justice and equity in marine protected areas: understanding the differential impacts of marine threats and management actions within coastal communities” under the academic mentorship of Dr. David Gill
Conservation that Benefits Both Fish and Humans
November 11, 2020
“You want the impacts of these areas to be positive and equitable for all affected communities, but the marine environment is complex.” – David Gill
The Importance of Evidence in Environmental Conservation
November 12, 2018
New study finds MPA effectiveness is greatest where there is adequate staff and funding
April 18, 2017
Marine Protected Areas need more than just a name
April 11, 2017
Marine protected areas suffer from lack of funds, staff
March 22, 2017
The secret of successful marine protected areas? People.
March 22, 2017