Marine Reserve in Chile would benefit penguins and ecotourism

Elizabeth Skewgar, Alejandro Simeone, P. Dee Boersma

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Resumen

The penguin colony at Puñihuil Islands, southern Chile, is the only known place where hundreds of Magellanic (Spheniscus magellanicus) and Humboldt (Spheniscus humboldti) penguins nest together. Current jurisdictional limitations leave the waters around the colony unprotected, and penguins are vulnerable to accidental drowning in gillnets. Ecotourism is an important industry for the small community nearby, but residents are frustrated that there is no mechanism to protect penguins and ecotourism. Designation of a Marine Reserve, with a participatory management plan crossing institutional boundaries, could offer protection to both wildlife and human livelihoods, and serve as a model for protecting natural capital.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)487-491
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónOcean and Coastal Management
Volumen52
N.º9
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 sep 2009

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Oceanografía
  • Ciencias acuáticas
  • Gestión, supervisión, políticas y leyes

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