Solar Mining needs protected areas … in space!

 Protect solar system from mining ‘gold rush’, say scientists | Science | The Guardian … :

“If everything goes right, we could be sending our first mining missions into space within 10 years,” he added. “Once it starts and somebody makes an enormous profit, there will be the equivalent of a gold rush. We need to take it seriously.”

How much of the solar system should we leave as wilderness? – ScienceDirect … :

We make a general argument that, as a matter of fixed policy, development should be limited to one eighth, with the remainder set aside. We argue that adopting a “one-eighth principle” is far less restrictive, overall, than it might seem.