Are well-intended Buddhist practices an under-appreciated threat to global aquatic biodiversity?
By Mark Everard, Adrian C. Pinder, Rajeev Raghavan, and Gaurav Kataria6 pages
This article discusses the unintended consequences of the “mercy release” practice, which is the release of wildlife directly into nature. This practice, at times, introduces invasive species, creating ecological risks.
The authors recommend public education, particularly about invasive species, as a way to reduce the unintended harm to the environment caused by these practices.