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An Interview with WiseOceans…Francesca Trotman from Love the Oceans

An Interview with WiseOceans… Francesca Trotman from Love the Oceans This week we are with Francesca Trotman who founded the fantastic micro non-profit, Love the Oceans in Mozambique. Francesca discusses how founding her own non-profit taught her skills that she didn’t know she needed in marine conservation such as understanding legal requirements. Read below to […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans…Chantel Elston, PhD student

An Interview with WiseOceans… Chantel Elston, PhD student This week we’re chatting with PhD student and Save our Seas Foundation Project Leader Chantel Elston. Chantel is busy researching stingrays a creature so little is known about and Chantel certainly never thought she’d have to learn to flush out the stomachs of stingrays! Along the way Chantel has learnt […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans… Daniel Fernando from Blue Resources Trust

An Interview with WiseOceans… Daniel Fernando from Blue Resources Trust There are so many different careers within marine conservation from surveying, data collection, consultancy, diving and much more. We’ve been lucky enough to chat to Daniel who’s work among other things has involved developing policy and legislation to further the conservation of elasmobranchs and includes representing the Government […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans… Tom Burd from Manta Trust

An Interview with WiseOceans… Tom Burd from Manta Trust A passion and skill for underwater photography and manta and mobula rays has enabled Tom to land a dream job in the Indian Ocean working with manta rays and “nothing beats being amongst groups of feeding mantas as they dance around you.” Tom suggests once you’ve found the creature which […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans… Karen Fuentes from Mexican Caribbean Manta Project

An Interview with WiseOceans… Karen Fuentes from Mexican Caribbean Manta Project This week we are with Karen Fuentes in Mexico.  Falling in love with magnificent manta rays has changed Karen’s life which is now dedicated to the conservation of these incredible giants of the oceans… Name: Karen Fuentes Job Title: Founder of Mexican Caribbean Manta Project […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans… Catherine Edsell from Reef Check / Biosphere Expeditions

An Interview with WiseOceans… Catherine Edsell from Reef Check / Biosphere Expeditions Becoming a Divemaster can open so many doors, find out how being a Divemaster has lead to surveying coral reefs around the globe and much more for Catherine Edsell. Name: Catherine Edsell Job Title: Expedition leader, Reef Check Trainer and coral reef ecologist Organisation: Reef […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans… Carmen Toanchina from Manta Watch Camp

An Interview with WiseOceans… Carmen Toanchina from Manta Watch Camp From PR Manager to setting up a manta conservation organisation, how did Carmen do it? Find out from Carmen herself in this great interview. Carmen shows that enthusiasm and never giving up on your goals will lead to great things. Name: Carmen Toanchina Job Title: Project Leader & Co-founder Manta […]

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FAQ: CITES COP17 Johannesburg, South Africa

What is CITES? CITES stands for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. It is an international agreement between governments that aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.  It is the only international and legally-binding treaty to control the […]

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