High-res Shark Conservation Module for Zoox
Last week the team and I ran through the new shark conservation module I wrote as one of the Zoox Training Modules. Not only is shark conservation a major sector in the marine conservation industry, but it also serves as a great case study to examine how international policy trickles down to national and grass roots levels. On top of that we run through the opportunities and challenges that ecotourism presents as an alternative to direct exploitation. 
Good, geeky times! 
Check out the other modules we run through the Zoox training courses.

Shark Conservation Module for Zoox

Last week the team and I ran through the new shark conservation module I wrote as one of the Zoox Training Modules. Not only is shark conservation a major sector in the marine conservation industry, but it also serves as a great case study to examine how international policy trickles down to national and grass roots levels. On top of that we run through the opportunities and challenges that ecotourism presents as an alternative to direct exploitation. 

Good, geeky times! 

Check out the other modules we run through the Zoox training courses.

Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought: Enter through gills

Our poor friends with gills…

Have a peak into my work with volunteers through Zoox.

Apologies for being more of a curator, than creator of late. Work has been extremely busy and exciting. This is the new video from Zoox, all about the experience programmes we run for people wanting to get into the marine conservation sector. 

We shot this at the end of last year in Moalboal and Puerto Galera, Philippines, but we’re expanding the programme to include Vietnam and Thailand in the upcoming placements (woo!) 

If you’re interested in the programme, please let me know. You wouldn’t be the first person to join Zoox through Tumblr :) 

Love from post-summer Philippines (phew!)

MAAMB

Hi! Just wanted to share some "useful life skills" in marine conservation... I studied Visual Comm. Design in uni but i've always had love for conservation. Throughout the years, I've realized how important Design is for conservation; you know how the conservation world does a lot of awareness campaigns n stuff? Being a qualified Designer can get you jobs in the Design and/or Communications dept. of an org., where you'll get to do some of THE most important stuff in fighting for a cause ;)

Asked by whatevermorleywhatever

whatevermorleywhatever:

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

THIS. Yes. You’re totally right. Not having any design skills is a battle I face at work every day! Many small NGOs just don’t have the budget for marketing/ design and if you can bring those skills in as well you’re very valuable! 

True; limited budget within small NGOs is quite unfortunate, especially for Designers in desperate search for a good pay.

Although, personally, I always like to remind people that volunteer work is also very important and beneficial; it doesn’t pay, but aside from the fulfilling feeling you get from working for a good cause, the opportunities that they offer can be really awesome (especially when you need to up your design portfolio & experience as a Designer and/or even as a Communication Director/Coordinator, which is basically like the role of Creative Director in Advertising), not to mention the network they can help you build within the conservation world.

The past 5 months I’ve been voluntarily working with a small NGO (under WCS) that is based in my hometown and fortunately, they like me enough that a month into our “relationship”, they offered to write me letters of recommendation, should I ever need it to apply for a permanent job someplace bigger, where a salary is offered. I mean, when you have people from WCS backing you up… *wiggles eyebrows* you know?

High five.