MRCI Directors of Operations
Jacques – Director of Diving & Health and Safety
Marine Program Staff
Ben Fleay – Marine Science Manager
Imogen – Marine Science Officer
Thomas – Marine Intern
Nicole – Marine Intern
Forest Program Staff
Community Development Program Staff
Sea Turtle Monitoring Staff
Russell Fraser – Turtle Conservation Manager
Island Outreach Staff
Paul is 24 and worked as a fisherman before coming to MRCI. He started working at MRCI because he wanted to learn about the different species of snakes and lizards in Madagascar.
MRCI Off-Camp Staff
Franck is based in our Hellville office and meticulously organises budgets and books for MRCI. He is also a well respected and educated member of the community and as such also assists with meetings, contracts, agreements and translating with our local partners.
Tantely is based in Hellville and organises reliable and safe transport for MRCI. He organises all MRCI’s transport needs within Nosy Be and further afield if needed.
Christian is the centres co-ordination manager in Antananarivo where he liaises directly with the Department of Environmental Affairs as well as the Ministry of Higher Education
Bianca Reynolds – Volunteer Coordinator
Bianca is enthusiastic about ecotourism and community building. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Development and the Environment and is also a qualified Geography teacher. Bianca’s passion for volunteering led her to MRCI in both 2017 and 2019 and she has since joined the team as our communications liaison and volunteer coordinator. When not behind her computer, you can catch her outside in the fresh air soaking up some sunshine.
MRCI Media Team
Margot Lootens – Social Media Intern
Turtle Cove Research Centre Volunteer & Catering Staff