On the 4th day of the first week of the World Wildlife Conference in Panama, countries have voted to protect nearly 100 shark and ray species. The increased protections mean the shark fin trade – an industry responsible for the killing
After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Tourism, Iris has worked in the field of marine conservation for over 5 years, taking care of communications and marketing for various organisations; from the first dive centre in the world to achieve a WWF 4-star rating, to a marine conservation NGO in the heart of the coral triangle. Marine conservation and storytelling are her passion, and to educate people and spread awareness through compelling storytelling and writing is her goal.
As Communications and Media Manager, Iris makes complex issues like climate change digestible for the wider public and translates BCSS’s data and research into content that everyone understands.
Iris is based in Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia and often visits Mozambique, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.
Latest articles by Iris
Kisawa Sanctuary and Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies (BCSS) are looking for a Sustainability Manager to join our teams. The Sustainability Manager will be concerned with monitoring Kisawa’s and BCSS practices with the intent to minimize the environmental imprint. The Sustainability
October Update: Our Permaculture Gardens, Bottlenose Dolphins, Scientific Training and Latest Marine Debris Data
Marine Debris Collections Update In collaboration with African Parks, the BCSS team collected marine debris at five dedicated locations in October. A total of 191,8 kg was gathered accumulatively, of which 72,3% came from beach habitats (sites A and B). Plastic debris
Founder Nina Flohr, refers to BCSS as “a dream turned into a reality through love and respect for Mozambican nature and culture”. Our care for Mozambican nature and culture is at the core of everything we do, thus being situated
September Update: Spectacular Humpback Behaviour, Interview with our Diving Manager Mauro and Schooling Hammerheads
New article: Spectacular Humpback Whale Behaviour Prior to Returning to their Feeding Grounds Our newest article, written by our in-house cetacean expert, Ekaterina Kalashnikova, focuses on the incredible humpback whale behaviour the team was lucky to witness in the last month. With the
As a dive manager and marine operations manager, Mauro Jije is at the heart of every day action at the station. Whether it’s an expedition out to open ocean, diving with sharks during a course or managing remote island marine
August Update: Giant Guitarfish Encounter, Best Season for Wildlife Watching, Interns’ Spotlight & Kisawa Sanctuary
Mario’s Lectures for the Ocean University of China Oceanographer and well-published scientist, Dr. Mario Lebrato, was invited to lecture at the Ocean University of China, located in Qingdao, as part of the university’s International Summer Course last month. Additionally, and
Marine Science Program interns Hollie and Giulia contributed to BCSS for four weeks, diving into the world of marine science through lectures, scuba diving the Bazaruto Archipelago, assisting with megafauna observations and participating in marine debris collections. As Giulia is
Oceanographer and well-published scientist, Dr. Mario Lebrato, was invited to lecture at the Ocean University of China, located in Qingdao, as part of the university’s International Summer Course last month. Additionally, and as a member of the panel formed by
July Update: Half-Yearly Marine Debris Report, Internships Opportunities, Blue Marlin Sighting and Permaculture
Now Available: Our Half-yearly Marine Debris Report In partnership with African Parks, BCSS collects marine debris at five carefully selected locations on Benguerra Island. The data gathered from the collections conducted from January until the end of June have been