Mangroves, Machetes & the Multitasking Octopus Camille Rivera (WBDP 19)

Camille Rivera is a marine conservationist and a free diver from the Philippines. She is a co-founder of Oceanus Conservation, (http://oceanusconservation.org/) a startup environmental organization and she also manages the science communication platform Mangroves for our future in Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mangrovesforourfuture/) .

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Show notes:

00:00 — Introduction

01:27 — Could you describe how you initially got interested in the mangrove ecosystem

05:08 — How do mangroves help to regulate the global climate? And what do they do for the climate protection on a local level?

10:23 — Typhoon 101 in the Philippines with Camille Rivera

14:05 — Have the fish populations of the mangroves that you are familiar with either blossomed or suffered during COVID-19 times? Also thoughts on the reality fishing and the need to provide food for local people.

18:18 — Has life for you changed during the onset of COVID-19?

19:30 — has life changed for Michael?

21:50 — What sort of things are you teaching yourself with online courses?

22:57 — Global Landscapes Forum Conference, what were your feelings about participating in this large virtual conference?

25:58 — How to properly use your machete, with grace, to open up your coconuts

28:25 — What do you think needs to be emphasized in environmental communication?

32:58 — Which ecosystem is Michael fascinated about?

33:34 — Tell us about your NGO

35:20 — Storybooks for children

36:17 — Have you learned any life lessons from rescue diving or free diving that can be applicable on land?

43:01 — Name a role model of yours

47:25 — What is an unusual habit that you have or an absurd thing that you may love?

50:56 — If I give you the equivalent of 500 euros in PHP, what are you going to spend it on?

54:00 — Where can we send people who want to learn more about what you do?

Camille Rivera is a marine conservationist and a free diver from the Philippines. She is a co-founder of Oceanus Conservation, (http://oceanusconservation.org/) a startup environmental organization and she also manages the science communication platform Mangroves for our future in Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mangrovesforourfuture/) .

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