Investigating Park-Driven Displacement of Traditional Fishers in Coastal Colombia
Largely understudied, small-scale fisheries are critical to coastal livelihoods in the global south, yet are poorly represented in conversations about development, food security, human rights, and gender equity. The creation of marine-protected areas and parks along coastal regions with marine biodiversity in mind has displaced the livelihoods of traditional fishers. I will be investigating reactions and adjustments to this displacement along the caribbean coast of Colombia.
Message to Sponsor
- Major: Geography, Conservation & Resource Studies
- Sponsor: Wishek Fund
- Mentor: Lina M. Saavedra-Daz, Nathan Sayre