An Introduction

I have always loved and lived in the ocean and appreciate the role it has in regulating our planet. Growing up on the east coast of Australia and in Hong Kong, China I have observed the impact of pollution on marine ecosystems, through improper waste management and unsustainable fishing and recreational practices as well as the effect it has on daily life. I been lucky enough to travel through Asia, parts of Africa some South Pacific Islands and South and Central America and volunteering with wildlife and local communities. Protecting the environment is often challenging in developing countries where there is a lack of resources and infrastructure, but I've found there is motivation for a positive change, and I'm excited I can now be a part of it. 

International development
Coral reef restoration

I have always loved and lived in the ocean and appreciate the role it has in regulating our planet. Growing up on the east coast of Australia and in Hong Kong, China I have observed the impact of pollution on marine ecosystems, through improper waste management and unsustainable fishing and recreational practices as well as the effect it has on daily life. I been lucky enough to travel through Asia, parts of Africa some South Pacific Islands and South and Central America and volunteering with wildlife and local communities. Protecting the environment is often challenging in developing countries where there is a lack of resources and infrastructure, but I've found there is motivation for a positive change, and I'm excited I can now be a part of it. 

I’ve recently completed my undergraduate degree in Animal Bioscience, and Honours in wildlife conservation and management, from Sydney University. I learnt about marine biology, environmental conservation, cultural competence, wildlife management, marine ecosystems, as well as cell biology, disease and population management and environmental law and ethics. I appreciate the resource of education and am excited to put this into practice during this trip!

I have always wanted to make a positive contribution to the preservation of the environment, not only through research and protection of species and but also through active conservation.  I am excited to be involved with an organisation that works to conserve and protect natural areas as well as involve local people to further contribute to long-term sustainable change for marine ecosystems.

Why did you apply to become a Global Ambassador?

I have traveled and worked in a range of environments and countries and studied animal bioscience and I hope to bring this knowledge and experience to establishing conservation plans, working with local people and creating a positive change for the global environment.

I applied for this project to help make a positive change for the ocean and marine species and to continue to learn about conservation of marine environments. I am excited to be working with the PCML team and a local organisation, SSIP in Kovalam, India, to establish a marine conservation plan and create long-term sustainable change in a community that depends on the ocean. I hope this work will translate further throughout other nearby communities, and that we can continue to make a positive change for marine environments everywhere.

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What would you like to see come out of this project?

I would like to be able to come back and see the plan in action and growing as time goes on with restoration in the area; less pollution and rubbish and return of marine life, as well as the sustainable use of waterways and the ocean. I'd love to see community interaction in continuation of the recovery process, involvement in education programs, utilization of waste systems and sustainable ecotourism practices.


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