Protect the sea, neglect the people? New discovery of the large-scale impact of marine conservation schemes
Governments and international organisations are expanding targets to conserve marine spaces to stem the worrying depletion of biodiversity and fish stocks around the globe. A new study now demonstrates the wide range of unintended impacts that such conservation efforts have on affected communities. Published today in the leading international development journal World Development, the research presents a ground-breaking case study of the Cambodian Koh Sdach Archipelago combined with a cross-country statistical analysis of the impacts of marine conservation across Southeast Asian communities.
Professor Scanlan has been awarded €2.5 million from the ERC, which will be used to investigate virus inhibition of Oceanic CO2 fixation, in a project called ‘VirFix’.