Five marine experts based in the United States, China, France and Argentina are the recipients of the 2009 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. The fellowship is awarded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Each Fellow will receive $150,000 to conduct an innovative three-year project designed to protect global ocean ecosystems and marine life. The winners join more than 100 Pew Fellows in Marine Conservation from 29 countries around the globe.
Wen Bo – Protect endangered marine species from poaching and illegal trade through development of conservation networks in East Asia.
Pablo Boboroglu, Ph.D. – Promote penguin conservation by establishing an international coalition working toward sustainable management of marine activities and penguin conservation.
Matthieu Le Corre, Ph.D. – Research the foraging patterns of seabirds to identify oceanic hotspots of biodiversity in the tropical Indian Ocean for design of marine protected areas.
Fiorenza Micheli, Ph.D. – Assess human threats to Mediterranean marine ecosystems and promote conservation through existing and new marine protected areas in the region.
John Weller – Increase awareness of the Antarctic’s Ross Sea through web-based multimedia and science.
Congratulations to the 2009 Pew Marine Conservation Fellows and thanks for the important work they do to help protect our oceans!
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