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Are environmental charities getting their feet wet when they lobby for marine protection around remote islands?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Sue Farran



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Oxford University Press, 2020.

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Recent ‘Extinction’ protests in the UK and elsewhere highlight contemporary concerns about the environment and the shared responsibility of all to take meaningful steps to save it. Key players in this advocacy are environmental charities. One of the areas in which they have been most active – in the UK and elsewhere, is in persuading governments to establish large Marine Protected Areas, especially around island territories. These are often created as ‘no-take’ areas, meaning that fishing – other than subsistence fishing, and other marine activities are prohibited, often to the detriment of local fishers. Invariably this requires a change in the current law. This article queries whether, in advocating for marine protected areas, environmental charities are overstepping the principles which determine charitable status.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Farran S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Trusts and Trustees

Year: 2020

Volume: 26

Issue: 2

Pages: 138-148

Print publication date: 01/03/2020

Online publication date: 27/12/2019

Acceptance date: 22/10/2019

Date deposited: 23/10/2019

ISSN (print): 1363-1780

ISSN (electronic): 1752-2110

Publisher: Oxford University Press


DOI: 10.1093/tandt/ttz118


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