EBM-enabling narratives for New Zealand
We want to show what ecosystem-based management (EBM) of marine environments in Aotearoa New Zealand looks like now and how it could look in the future.
Project leader: Dr Alison Greenaway, Landcare Research
Duration: Mar 2018 – November 2019
Story-telling, as spoken or written narratives, is an effective way to convey complex or abstract ideas. We have developed narratives about different ways of achieving EBM, based on real examples where New Zealanders have come together to manage their marine environment. The aim was to show what the practice of EBM looks like now – and could look like in the future. These narratives reflect the kinds of situations in which we think we are likely to see EBM flourish in the future. The narratives are being tested with representatives from government, industry, local communities and Māori.
Our research has gathered a range of perspectives from case studies, interviews and workshops. We have identified local initiatives that already had some elements of EBM and identified who was involved, the EBM-like practices and processes, and the successes and challenges.
- Explore an interactive map showing the locations of, and key information about, these EBM-like initiatives
We have also produced a sci-art installation, Oceans Mesh at the Light Nelson Festival in July 2018, which engaged with New Zealanders about marine management issues.
In the media
- Nelson science and art come together for national challenge, Nelson Mail
- Light Nelson event, Instagram
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