Sun, 8 October 2023
In this episode of the How to Protect the Ocean podcast, host Andrew is joined by Brendon Pasisi and Mael Imirizaldu to discuss ocean conservation commitments. They dive into the Blue Nature Alliance and its importance in empowering conservation efforts. Brendon introduces the concept of Ocean Conservation Commitments and how government, businesses, organizations, communities, and individuals can support Marine Protected Area efforts in the Nuie Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Tune in to learn more about their work and the exciting initiatives they are undertaking to protect our oceans.
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In this episode, the speakers delve into the topic of how technology has revolutionized the ability of individuals to express their opinions and create content. They highlight the past dominance of broadcasting networks like Fox, CBC, CNN, and CBS as the primary platforms for documentaries and radio programs, limiting access to those within these networks. However, the emergence of podcasting and YouTube has democratized content creation, allowing anyone to share their perspectives and opinions. This shift has resulted in a more diverse range of voices being heard.
While acknowledging the benefits of this democratization, the speakers also address its drawbacks. They acknowledge that not all opinions expressed may serve the greater good. Nevertheless, they maintain an overall positive outlook on the ability for everyone to have a platform to share their thoughts and ideas.
Furthermore, the speakers explore how technology has facilitated direct support for creators and projects. They highlight platforms like Patreon, which enable individuals to financially support specific creators, as well as charitable foundations that allow contributions to projects outside of larger charitable organizations. This direct support has provided independent creators with increased opportunities and resources to continue their work.
Overall, this episode underscores how technology has democratized the ability for people to express their opinions and create content. It has opened up new avenues for sharing ideas and has empowered individuals to directly support creators and projects.
In this episode, the speaker emphasizes the importance of implementing conservation measures to prevent the overuse of natural resources and protect the environment. They acknowledge that human nature, driven by the desire for a more Western standard of living, has placed increased pressure on the environment. Technological advancements have enabled humans to exploit natural resources more extensively, necessitating the need for conservation measures.
The speaker highlights the existence of customary practices and traditions that demonstrate respect for the environment and resource provision. For instance, they mention the placement of tupples in certain areas of the ocean or sea, effectively prohibiting access for up to a year. This exemplifies a recognition of the need to limit human impact on the environment.
However, the speaker also acknowledges that conservation measures are now more critical than ever due to factors such as climate change. They emphasize the importance of incorporating resilience into environmental management to ensure the sustainability of natural resources. By implementing conservation measures, it is possible to prevent resource overuse and safeguard the environment for future generations.
The episode also discusses the role of individuals in supporting conservation efforts. While voting for governments that prioritize conservation is important, the speaker recognizes that this choice may be limited in certain circumstances. However, individuals have the power to contribute to conservation through personal choices, such as donating money to organizations and governments dedicated to protecting the environment. This sense of personal control and contribution instills hope and a sense of purpose in individuals striving to preserve the ocean.
Overall, the episode emphasizes the necessity of conservation measures to prevent the overuse of natural resources and protect the environment. It highlights the role of individuals and governments in supporting and implementing these measures, ultimately working towards a sustainable future.
In this episode, the importance of building sustainable economic development in the blue economy, particularly through tourism, is mentioned. However, the speaker emphasizes the need for this development to be carried out in a manner that avoids negative impacts on marine resources and the environment. They stress the significance of supporting a sustainable level of tourism that does not lead to increased exploitation of marine resources. It is crucial to avoid overharvesting and ensure that the number of visitors does not have a detrimental effect on the environment.
The speaker also emphasizes the uniqueness of the location and the importance of preserving its natural beauty and resources. There is a clear recognition of the potential negative consequences of unsustainable tourism and a strong desire to protect the marine environment.
Additionally, the episode discusses the impact of COVID-19 on tourism and the necessity of finding innovative ways to support economic development in the blue economy. The previous model of sustainable financing, reliant on tourism fees, was greatly affected by the lack of tourists during the pandemic. This highlights the importance of exploring alternative methods of support that do not solely rely on tourism.
Overall, the episode suggests that while economic development in the blue economy, particularly through tourism, is important, it should be approached with sustainability in mind to avoid negative impacts on marine resources and the environment.