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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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Zoe Luffman

Zoe Luffman

13 year old Zoe Luffman has been looking after the environment since she was seven, inspired to take action after observing the rubbish on her local beach. She been an active member of CKNZ (Conservation Kids NZ) for 7 years, the last couple in more of a leadership role helping out with activities for the younger members.
With CKNZ, Zoe has given numerous talks at schools on Ocean Health, and has volunteered her time running conservation-themed activities at the Picton Maritime Festival.She has also supported Plastic Free Picton and given time to promoting reusable bags on various promotional days.
Zoe has organised two well publicised beach clean ups at Rarangi, attracting over 80 people, and regularly supports many other beach cleans up. She learnt to dive when she was 11, and now gets involved in local seabed clean ups with the local dive club.
She is part of the environment committee at Marlborough Girls College, and was part of a successful campaign to stop the school releasing balloons at graduation.
This year she is organising and hosting a public clean up at Rarangi beach as part of the Massive Marlborough Clean Up, a multi-location, multi-group campaign facilitated by DOC.

Zoe has been recognised by the Marlborough District Council with a Marlborough Youth Civic Award for her efforts in environmental work and is also involved in the new Envirohub in Picton.

Not letting her youth hold her back, Zoe has and continues to demonstrate leadership in ocean health. Through both her actions and advocacy, Zoe influences not only her peers but adults as well in looking after the ocean environment.

Nominated by: Wendy Sullivan, Department of Conservation 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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