Cikel predavanj Famnitovi Biološki večeri 2021/22 je zaključen.
“Širok spekter tematik s področja aktualnih in aplikativnih raziskav biodiverzitete”
Marine conservation in a wild and remote area of Mozambique
Wednesday, 11 May 2022, at 19.00
ABOUT THE LECTURE
In this presentation I would like to briefly show what working with MAR expeditions and its founder and director Nakia Cullain looks like. Trying to conserve nature in remote wild areas of developing countries might be challenging sometimes, but the rewards and satisfaction of the work done are big as well. Manta rays, humpback whales and predatory fish are among the studied species in this research center of the remote Zavora bay in Mozambique, a near pristine area where the establishment of a marine protected area is the end goal.
ABOUT THE LECTURER
Mikel Gutiérrez Muto
I'm a nature enthusiast that knew he was going to be a biologist since he was a little kid. I went through my Biology undergraduate in the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), which gave me the opportunity to study my fourth and last year abroad. I landed at the University of Primorska and thanks to different subjects and teachers from the Nature Conservation (Varstvo narave) masters program my focus dramatically shifted. At that point, I decided I wanted to spend my energy trying to conserve the marine realm. In consequence, I did the IMBRSea (International Master of Marine Biological Resources of the Sea) MSc where I followed the 'Applied Marine Ecology and Conservation Track'. Along this period, I got the chance to perform an internship in a non-governmental organization from Mozambique trying to conserve the amazing local marine wildlife, where I would later be asked to go back as a research assistant and intern coordinator.