WIOGEN

West Indian Ocean Governance and Exchange Network

Experience of the Conservation Symposium

WIOGEN sponsored Juliet Karisa’s (Co-Lead of the Biodiversity, Conservation, Habitat Loss and Pollution Working Group) participation at the 2020 Conservation Symposium that was held online in November 2020. Juliet, a Research Scientist at Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, did a presentation entitled: Towards climate resilient Marine Protected Areas: Resistance and recovery potential of coral […]

Call for Applications: WIOGEN Science-to-Policy Training

We are happy to announce the first WIOGEN Science-to-Policy Training Workshop in cooperation with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). The course will be delivered over two days on 3rd and 4th of November 2020. This interactive workshop will provide you with first insights into the intricate world of science-policy work. During the […]

Introduction to Ocean Accounts Webinar

“Attempting to find the total value of the ocean would be a ‘serious underestimate of infinity’” This is how Ken Findlay, CPUT Research Chair for the Blue Economy and WIOGEN Working Group leader, paraphrases a 1998 quote from World Bank economist, Michael Toman, during the webinar he delivered to the WIOGEN Ocean Accounts working group […]

Ombache Effie

Ombache Effie a marine biologist by profession. She is very passionate about the marine world. Since having joined Kenya Tropical Sealife, Africa’s leading marine ornamental export company, she has become the lead aquarist with responsibility of taking care of fish, invertebrates and elasmobranches kept in captivity. Her wide variety of duties primarily focuses on providing […]

Annabelle Constance

Annabelle is a PhD student at the University of Zurich. She is an ecologist with interest in vegetation dynamics of island ecosystems, she aims to understand better the conservation threats posed to small islands, as a result of climate change.  She has spent nine years working in conservation in the Seychelles Islands specifically, as a […]

Khethokuhle Hlatshwayo

Khethokuhle Good-Gift Hlatshwayo is a young passionate and goal driven scientist who grew up in rural areas in Bergville, Zwelisha (KZN) where he developed a love for the environment. He pursued a BSc Life and Environmental Science (with Human Physiology and Zoology Majors) and BSc Zoology Honours at the University of Johannesburg. Currently, he is […]

Philile Mvula

Philile Mvula, is a Marine Biology, Master of Science student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In addition to her research she has also been an NRF intern at the University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal where she worked on bioacoustics, estuarine hydrodynamics, marine pollution and fish health. Her Masters research is on ecological research on the intertidal rocky […]

Dave van Beuningen

Dave van Beuningen participated in the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition research cruise as a marine top predator observer, just after completing his Masters degree in conservation biology from the University of Cape Town. Shortly after the research cruise he was hired by the Wildlife Conservation Society, and is now an associate shark and ray […]

Hellen Akoth

Dr. Hellen Akoth is a veterinarian, passionate about research with determination to forge new paths in science. She is currently the only veterinarian in Kenya actively involved in marine ornamental aquatic veterinary science and is also pursuing an online course in marine ornamental species, elasmobranchs and invertebrates. She works at Kenya Tropical Sealife Limited, an […]

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