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Huge congratulations to the fantastic Professor Rochelle Constantine who has won The Sir Peter Blake Trust environment award for her amazing work with cetaceans. So well deserved!

Faculty of Science, University of Auckland
Congratulations to Associate Professor Rochelle Constantine from the School of Biological Sciences! She has won the inaugural Sir Peter Blake Trust environment award for her work in marine research and conservation.
Associate Professor Constantine's work on a campaign to increase protections for whale populations within the Hauraki Gulf led to slower speeds for large vessels which has dramatically reduced the number of whales injured or killed by ship strike. She has been instrumental in leading a number of initiatives for expanded protection for humpback whales and Māui’s dolphin including revision of guidelines for international dolphin-watch tourism. She was also a strong advocate for the creation of a marine reserve at the Kermadec Islands.
Check out the video below to see some of Rochelle's marine research in action.
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Friends of the Farm

Friends of the Farm

Friends of the Farm is a voluntary community group in Mangere Bridge, Auckland, who organises regular community clean ups along the Mangere Bridge foreshore (Manukau Harbour). They raise awareness about the environmental impact of rubbish and they inspire and motivate the local community to care for “their patch”. Because they are local, they can respond to local needs, like spring tides bringing in lots of rubbish along the foreshore. They also partner with Sustainable Coastlines and Sea Cleaners to co-ordinate larger scale clean ups in the area. Their clean ups sit alongside their work in the community to educate people about how to reduce household waste and their assistance with supporting community events to be zero waste.

Their voluntary work helps to stem the flow of rubbish out into the Manukau Harbour and beyond, and also works to educate people about the impact littering and illegal dumping can have on the eco-system. Lots of children are involved in the clean ups, and they are learning valuable life lessons that will impact the way they live in the world as adults.

Nominated by: Justine Skilling of Talking Rubbish- ME Family Services on 31 January 2018

Note: NZAEE Seaweek is not responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied by the person nominating the Ocean Champion nominee.

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1 week ago

Sea Week

Huge congratulations to the fantastic Professor Rochelle Constantine who has won The Sir Peter Blake Trust environment award for her amazing work with cetaceans. So well deserved!

Faculty of Science, University of Auckland
Congratulations to Associate Professor Rochelle Constantine from the School of Biological Sciences! She has won the inaugural Sir Peter Blake Trust environment award for her work in marine research and conservation.
Associate Professor Constantine's work on a campaign to increase protections for whale populations within the Hauraki Gulf led to slower speeds for large vessels which has dramatically reduced the number of whales injured or killed by ship strike. She has been instrumental in leading a number of initiatives for expanded protection for humpback whales and Māui’s dolphin including revision of guidelines for international dolphin-watch tourism. She was also a strong advocate for the creation of a marine reserve at the Kermadec Islands.
Check out the video below to see some of Rochelle's marine research in action.
... See MoreSee Less

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