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Bella (MA. Geography MSc Environment, Science and Society) is not only a content creator for the Plover Rovers, she has also taken on the job of assisting Xavi with the administrative side of running a charity.
‘I believe that we must work harder to conserve our marine environments, and that the key to achieving this is through engagement - both with coastal communities and those from further afield.’
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Charlotte, who holds a BSc in Marine Biology, was part of Liverpool's Last Straw campaign and a sustainability champion for her uni's Marine Biology and Oceanography Society. She is looking forward to continue to make a difference.
I am extremely passionate about the marine/coastal environment and local engagement and education. Plover Rover's is an exciting opportunity to allow me to combine two of my loves in life. I am looking forward to gaining skills and being involved with coastal communities during my adventure into further studies in Marine Biology.
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Shelina, originally from British Columbia, Canada, has a degree in Environmental Science and GIS and many years experience in launching projects and new initiatives. After a career break, she is now looking to work in a field in which she can pass on her passion for the environment.
Map-loving, fearless adventurer!
I’m thrilled to be a part of the team at plover rovers. The plan to pull this wealth of scientific knowledge together with visuals to be accessible to all is genius. Everyone in this country will be able to take part in celebrating our wondrous coastal landscapes. I cannot wait to see what we can create together.
Kev, a graduate of Lancaster University, is a diver and professional dive master and believes in the power of education: "Well informed individuals alone cannot change our seas for the better, but by spreading awareness we as a society can make a difference."
I’m passionate about the marine/coastal environment because it has given me a cause; to be the voice for something that desperately needs our help and cannot speak for itself. Plover Rovers has allowed me to fuel my passion on my own home turf and given me the chance to learn more about the marine life surrounding England.
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Rachel has a degree in Law and has worked in the legal industry for the past 11 years. A passionate diver, she believes that knowledge and awareness is key for conservation of our environment and likes the transdisciplinary approach of our project.
The oceans and their inhabitants hold a special place in my heart and I want to help raise awareness of their current plight and the impact of human behaviour on the fragile ecosystem within. Plover Rovers’ aims are original and exciting and the “Talking the Coast” project has real potential to make a huge difference to both local communities and the environment. I am excited to be involved and get other people involved; together, we can make a huge difference!
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Roz graduated from UCC with a BSc in Zoology and wants to further specialise in marine sciences and conservation.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of an initiative that helps educate and connect communities to their local coast and communicate how they can contribute to preserving the marine environment. I also look forward to learning valuable skills and information myself through this experience as I plan to further my studies in Marine Biology.
Tom, a Cornwall native, studies for his MSc in Coastal Science and Policy at UC Santa Cruz but will spend the next 7 months in Liberia to work on developing a national management plan for a sea cucumber fishery as part of his masters thesis.
I'm a fish fanatic, nature lover and I think that working with people is the key to conserving and celebrating the marine life I love. Rockpooling, birdwatching and fishing along the British coastline has given me endless joy and inspired me to pursue a career as a marine conservationist. I want to work with the Plover Rovers to share my love of British marine life with others.
Beth has recently graduated from university where she studied Geography. She is doing a masters in Marine Biology this year to broaden her knowledge of marine life.
I love having the opportunity to make a difference in both society and in protecting and conserving our marine ecosystems, every act small or large helps. I have always been a fan of the natural world which started when I was young watching David Attenborough documentaries, it is our turn to carry on his legacy.
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Helen has a BSc in Natural Sciences and an MSc by Research in Animal Behaviour, and has previously worked for 17 months in Southern Africa researching elephants, lions and hyenas. In 2021 she will start her next adventure, returning to Botswana to study human-elephant conflict for her PhD, hopefully engaging in community outreach to promote environmental protection.
I’ve lived in the South West for nearly 20 years and I just love being near the sea. The animal and bird life of the coasts and estuaries is just spectacular, and marine reserves are critical to the preservation of biodiversity. Engagement of local communities is key to conservation success.
If you don’t find me reading scientific papers, it’s probably because I’m out with my dog and camera, photographing all the wildlife I can find!
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Catherine is currently in her final year studying for a BSc (Hons) in Conservation Biology and Management. She is currently undertaking a research project looking at non-native species focusing on Cochlearia danica. When not studying she is a volunteer marine medic with British Marine Divers Rescue volunteer administrator with RSPB and a keen blogger.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to get involved with Plover Rovers and assist with the administration of a charity that helps to educate people about the importance of the coast.