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Governing nature conservation and mobile agents in the marine and coastal spaces of Southern Patagonia

  • 1 January, 2016
  • 3 September, 2024
  • Wageningen University, Environmental Policy; in collaboration with Research Center Dynamics of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL)
  • prof. dr SR Bush
  • dr MAJ Lamers

This project analyses the governance of mobility and immobility in relation to the definition of spatial boundaries in land and at sea. Especially, this is analysed in relation to spatial claims raised by indigenous communities in facing the establishment of protected areas and the expansion of salmon aquaculture in marine spaces, considering the impacts that such dynamics produce on the sovereignty and equity of accessing and using natural resources. Questions are asked about how spatial claims associated with indigenous rights, nature conservation and salmon farming expansion in Chilean Southern Patagonia, affecting the movement of various actors and sectors, can be steered. By following the flows of people and capital, we will collect data through participant observation and interviews. We expect that the mobilities lens enables a more intricate perspective of the consequences and governance of nature conservation in remote areas.

The research project is developed within the Research Center Dynamics of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL, and founded by the Chilean Government.


José Barrena-Ruiz

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