Fache, Elodie, Piovano, Susanna, Soderberg, Alisi, Tuiono, Malakai, Riera, Léa, David, Gilbert, Kowasch, Matthias, Pauwels, Simonne, Breckwoldt, Annette ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5976-4537, Carrière, Stéphanie M. and Sabinot, Catherine (2022) “Draw the sea…”: Children’s representations of ocean connectivity in Fiji and New Caledonia. Ambio . DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-022-01777-1.

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In the South Pacific region, marine territories and resources play a crucial role for local communities. Children engage with these territories and resources from an early age onwards. As the next ocean stewards, they are a stakeholder group whose understandings of ocean connectivity and fisheries should be given serious consideration in decision-making processes towards the sustainable use and management of coastal seas. This paper analyses 290 children’s drawings from Fiji and New Caledonia, created in 2019 in spontaneous response to the instruction: “Draw the sea and what you and others do in the sea”. Exploring the webs of connections with and within the sea revealed by these children’s drawings and their own interpretations leads us to discuss children’s representations of the sea: (1) beyond a land-sea compartmentation, (2) as a locus of both exploitation and conservation of marine life, and (3) as a ‘place-full’ space connecting human and more-than-human realms.

Document Type: Article
Programme Area: PA4
Research affiliation: Social Sciences > Social-Ecological Systems Analysis
Affiliations > Not ZMT
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-022-01777-1
ISSN: 0044-7447
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2022 09:50
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2022 11:56
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/5020

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