Whale watching in Ojo de Liebre, Mexico

A pragmatic approach to provide Mexican authorities the technical information they need to justify the establishment of a maximum number of whale-watching boats in the lagoon Ojo de Liebre, Mexico

Our approach entailed carrying out computational experiments through exploratory modelling, a technique to depict how a system would behave if a set of formal conjectures were correct. We explored two management strategies: a laissez-faire ―where the market places the limit of whale watching boats― versus a government intervention ―where the government regulates the number of whale-watching boats. We compared the outcomes of each management strategy in relation to a threshold that highlighted the potential biological consequences of whale watching activities on the Eastern gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) abundance in Ojo de Liebre

Project facts

Mexico

Baja California Sur

2017

Submitted by:

Emilio Rodriguez-Izquierdo

Project leader

7 januari 2021 12:52:00

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Emilio Rodriguez-Izquierdo

Whale watching in Ojo de Liebre, Mexico

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Modelling approach for crafting environmental regulations under deep uncertainty : Whale watching in Ojo de Liebre, Mexico

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
Main ecosystems 
Scale
Marine and coastal systems
A small landscape or city scape (e.g. city center <10 km on edge)