This month we took part in our first ever Wildlife Conservation Expo.  The Expo is held twice per year and is organised by the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN), which is a wildlife charity based in the US.  Their mission is to protect endangered wildlife by supporting conservationists on the ground to carry out their vital work.  Due to the pandemic, the Expo was held online over two consecutive weekends. 

It was such an honour for Sea Sense to be invited to present at the Expo, as this event showcases some of the most amazing wildlife conservation work from around the world.  The online format enabled the Expo to be more accessible than ever, with attendees from over 70 countries tuning in to hear conservationists talk about their work to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable species ranging from penguins, pumas and spectacled bears to okapi, pangolins and snow leopards.  More than 70 wildlife species featured in the Expo.

We presented our work on sea turtle conservation over the past 20 years, as well as our community education and outreach activities.  After the presentation, Lindsey, the Sea Sense Technical Advisor participated in a live Q&A session and responded to some great questions from the online audience about sea turtle biology, as well as the role of youth in marine biodiversity conservation.  Don’t worry if you missed the Expo.  You can watch the Sea Sense presentation here!  

A huge thank you to the team at WCN who provided us with an opportunity to share our work with a new audience.  WCN are also supporting Sea Sense to raise much needed funds through their online donation portal.  They pass on 100% of the donations to Sea Sense, so please support us if you can.  Your donation will make a huge difference to endangered marine wildlife in Tanzania.