Lael Parrott, Clement Chion, Samuel Turgeon, Nadia Ménard, Guy Cantin, Robert Michaud, Slow Down and Save the Whales, The Solutions Journal, Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages 40-47 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/slow-down-and-save-the-whales/) Abstract: Many natural resource management and biodiversity conservation problems are so-called wicked problems.1 Such problems involve multiple stakeholders with differing objectives and for whom the chosen solution will have a significant impact. There is no single solution for a wicked problem and no simple solution. Reducing the impact of commercial shipping on marine mammals in the St. Lawrence River estuary, Quebec, Canada, is an example of one such wicked problem. The estuary and associated Gulf of St. Lawrence is an area of exceptional oceanographic and biological diversity and is frequented by large whales that use the area as a summer feeding ground. Part of the estuary has been designated as one of Canada's first marine protected areas: the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park.2 Established in 1998, the Marine Park is co-managed by Parks Canada and Parks Quebec. In addition, the waters surrounding the Marine Park have been selected as an Area of Interest (AOI) for potential … Topics: Conservation; Oceans