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Mexico Magic

I had a plan for this year and so far, it’s working out brilliantly! It’s a ‘significant’ birthday year for me and I wanted to be underwater on the day itself plus tick off a few marine-based bucket list items. My role in WiseOceans no longer requires me to be in the water on a […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans… Iru Zareer from MWSRP

An Interview with WiseOceans… Iru Zareer from MWSRP Our friends at MWSRP have so much great advice to give and who can blame them for wanting to share their amazing experiences?  We certainly want to hear all about them! Name: Irthisham (Iru) Zareer Job Title: In Field Coordinator Organisation: Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) What inspired you to […]

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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… Alan Kavanagh from Zoox

An interview with WiseOceans… Alan Kavanagh from Zoox Here it is! The second instalment in our ‘Interviews with WiseOceans’ feature.  Have your notepad at the ready, you’ll need to jot down these great tips for planning your next career move! Name: Alan Kavanagh Job Title: Programmes Officer Organisation: Zoox What inspired you to pursue a career in marine […]

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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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Maldives has that festival feeling!

For one day a year the Maldives Whale Shark Festival will bring communities from South Ari atoll and all over the Maldives together to celebrate the significance of the whale shark and its habitat. In doing so it aims to create a positive platform from which to raise awareness of important conservation issues facing the […]

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The Maldives Whale Shark Festival

The Maldives Whale Shark Festival is a collaboration between marine biologists, conservationists, artists, schools and island communities. • Celebrating the marine diversity of South Ari atoll and its Marine Protected Area. (S.A.M.P.A.) • Promoting environmental awareness and conservation • Bringing communities together through creative workshops • Supporting and showcasing Maldivian culture through storytelling and craftsmanship […]

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2nd annual Maldives Whale Shark Festival

Press release for Maldives Whale Shark Festival 2014 November 30th 2014 Whale Sharks on land in South Ari Atoll The second annual Maldives Whale Shark Festival Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) and IUCN Maldives is collaborating with Maldivian artists to celebrate the whale shark in the Maldives second annual Whale Shark Festival. Hosted in Dhangethi, […]

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