Researchers Studying Effects of Dolphin Liberation

“Dolphin liberation in South Korea has raised awareness towards the welfare of marine animals and has resulted in the strengthening of animal protection policies and the level of welfare.”


 

Dolphin liberation in Korea

Report: a scientific investigation on dolphin liberation in South Korea. The paper presents the overall analysis of the social impact of the first case of dolphin rehabilitation in Asia, which occurred in 2013.

This study has been carried out by Sejoon Kim in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering in collaboration wit Professor Bradley Tatar in the Division of General Studies at UNIST. Their findings have been published in the April issue of the journal, Coastal Management and will be published online, this month.

Overview of findings:

“After the release of captive dolphins from South Korean marine parks, there has been a growing environmental movement towards the conservation and management of marine and coastal ecosystems. Although such movement relies on a single-species conservation focus and does not encompass an entire ecosystem, it has enormous symbolic significance for the welfare of marine animals.”

-Sejoon Kim, lead researcher School of Energy and Chemical Engineering


 

Journal Reference:  Sejoon Kim, Bradley Tatar. Dolphin Liberation in Korea: Is it Beneficial for Conservation? Coastal Management, 2018; 46 (3): 222

DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2018.1451726


 

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