Happy World Oceans Day from FFI

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Hello everyone, I hope you were able to enjoy World Oceans Day wherever you are, even in these challenging circumstances.

Please follow the link for some thoughts from FFI about the impacts of COVID-19 on marine biodiversity and fishing communities, with hope that the ocean can play a key role in a sustainable recovery moving forward.

https://www.fauna-flora.org/news/deep-concern-safeguarding-oceans-context-covid-19

Looking forward to making new connections with anyone interested in marine conservation!

Henry

Banner photo credit: Gurveena Ghataure/FFI

Henry Duffy

Marine Technical Specialist-Asia Pacific, Fauna & Flora International

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Elizabeth Stephenson 4 months ago

This is great Henry! So nice to be co-chairing this room with you!

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James Wylor-Owen 3 months ago

Hi Henry & Elizabeth,

I am due to be starting a new role soon with St. Helena National Trust in the South Atlantic, so would be great to keep in touch with you both.

Note I have not started yet, but will be working on projects including but not limited to reducing and reusing marine plastics (and other waste) on and around the island.
I am sure both of you will have had some involvement in this type of work or know of some valuable case studies, so please let me know if you have any suggestions for avenues to explore with this!

St. Helena is also surrounded by a category VI MPA, so there is much exciting research to be done, including on the 17 seamounts, and the very large Whale Shark aggregations - Elizabeth you may be aware of Georgia Aquarium's research here. I believe I'll also have some responsibility for engaging with research bodies to promote research on St. Helena through the new St. Helena Research Institute, so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you or your collegues are interested.

I will follow your content on WildHub and hope to learn and gain some new ideas to move our small island forward.

Best,

James

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Elizabeth Stephenson about 1 month ago

Hi James, 

Thanks for sharing your work with the St. Helena National Trust. I will be sure to follow your posts as well to learn more!

As far as plastics and case studies, I am guessing that The Ocean Conservancy has a large focus on marine debris.

https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/

Take care and let's stay in touch!

Kind regards,

Elizabeth