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Plastic Oceans is working to change the way we deal with plastic waste by challenging society’s perception that this indestructible substance can be treated as ‘disposable’. Plastic Oceans Foundation engages people of all ages, in all social situations, to understand the danger of continuing to perceive plastic to be disposable.
Community Centered Conservation (C3)
C3 develops conservation efforts worldwide by building the capacity of local individuals and institutions through grass-roots research and training initiatives. Their vision is a planet where future generations thrive in harmony with their natural environment.
Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean (CORDIO) was initiated in 1999 as a response to the El-Niño related mass bleaching and mortality of corals in the Indian Ocean in 1998. It is a non-profit research organization, registered in Kenya, with a network of projects, collaborators and partners that extends across the Indian Ocean.
Professor Jean Maharavo
Has served as Director of Scientific Research at the Madagascar Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Special Advisor to the Minister of Fisheries, as well Special Advisor to the Minister of Environment. Professor Maharavo currently heads up a specialised research program for the Oceanographic Research Institute in the south east of Madagascar.
Recognized for her dedication, effort and commitment to developing the first non governmental initiated Marine Protected Area in Northern Madagascar. She holds a Honors in Biological Science and has been involved in a number of international marine research projects including projects in the Azores, Caribbean, UK, Mexico and Madagascar. She is a qualified dive master and coral reef research diver.
Dedicated to marine conservation Emma Bagnall has brought a new level of professionalism to how MRCI address the problems relating to the marine eco-systems in Madagascar. Emma holds a Masters degree (MSC) in Ecosystem based Management of Marine Systems from St Andrews University in Scotland as well as a Bachelors Degree (BSc) in Marine Biology from Banbor University in Wales.
Mayor of Nosy Komba. MRCI works closely with Papa Komba on community impacting projects including the protection of the reef and our construction work.
MRCI is proud to be associated with Doctor Alfonso the regional doctor for the large rural area from Ambanja to the Radama Islands. Besides the medical assistance Doctor Alfonso provides the local inhabitants he is also instrumental in securing the success of the many conservation initiatives we are associated with.
Chief of the forests on Nosy Komba. Supports our forest conservation work and is a key figure in the set up and continued support of the Marine Protected Area.
Government representative for the Fisheries Chief for the Nosy Be and Nosy Komba archipelago. MRCI has the full support of the government for the newly appointed Marine Protected Area. Mm Rosine met with MRCI and local presidents and fishermen to spread the word on the protected area and represent the government’s support of our work.
Shop owner in Andrekareka Be. She very kindly donated an area of land to the village on which MRCI is building the school. Our community development volunteers work closely with her, without her support a lot of our work in the village would not be possible.
Mm Heinriette Heinrich
MRCI rents a house on our turtle watch beach from Mm Heinrich. Without this property, our overnight surveys of the beach would not be possible and we could not carry out the level of turtle conservation that we currently do.