An article co-authored by U of G geography professor Noella Gray was published in the Los Angeles Times Nov. 23. The article discusses the importance of ensuring that large ocean parks benefit people as well as sea life, based on a recent study by Gray and her collaborators intended to inform sound conservation policies.
The study looked at large marine protected areas in Bermuda, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Palau, Kiribati and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam. The researchers found that efforts to protect even remote sites could benefit local residents.
The article was originally published in The Conversation Canada. Co-authors are Rebecca Gruby at Colorado State University, and Lisa Campbell and Luke Fairbanks, both of Duke University.
At U of G, Gray studies the politics of conservation and environmental governance.