Jess Cramp | Shark Conservation in the Cook Islands
Nov 23, 2020 14:00 - 14:45
(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time
Event URL: https://www.exploringbytheseat.com/lesson/jess-cramp-shark-conservation-cook-islands/
Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants
2015 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Jessica Cramp is a shark researcher and marine conservationist who is passionate about stopping the over-exploitation of sharks and the degradation of our oceans. She spent time volunteering for a number of marine-related projects in Central America before settling in the Pacific in 2011, furthering her interest in community-based conservation and fisheries. She lives in the Cook Islands where she managed locally-based Pacific Islands Conservation Initiative (PICI), where she co-championed a grassroots campaign that rallied overwhelming community and international support that resulted in the 772,204 square mile Cook Islands Shark Sanctuary. She also works for part-time for Oceans 5, which is focused on the creation of marine reserves and reducing illegal fishing, and is the Founder of Sharks Pacific, a non-profit dedicated to shark research, outreach, education and advocacy.