Hi, I'm Lindsey

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I am currently a Technical Advisor to an amazing organisation in Tanzania called Sea Sense and I’m also a PhD candidate at the Durrell Institute, University of Kent.  My research focuses on the ecological and social aspects of community participation in marine biodiversity conservation and fisheries management in Tanzania.  You can see that Tanzania features rather prominently in my life!  I’ve been living there for the past 12 years and working with coastal communities to conserve and protect marine wildlife (sea turtles, dugongs and whale sharks) and supporting communities to strengthen fisheries management and governance systems.

Before moving to Tanzania I worked on a diverse range of projects including researching the epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis in badgers; studying predator-prey interactions between American mink and water voles; conserving habitat for yellow eyed penguins; surveying arctic flora; and managing native woodland and chalk grasslands.  Conservation careers are never dull!

Lindsey West

Technical Advisor, Sea Sense

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Thirza Loffeld 8 months ago

A warm welcome Lindsey! Great to learn more about your conservation career and many thanks for sharing your insights on how to work towards gender equality in small scale fishing communities with us, it gave me food for thought!