Dr. Al Harris has spent much of the past decade working on marine conservation issues in the Indian Ocean, and established Blue Ventures' first coral reef initiative in the region in 2003.
He is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas, recipient of the 2010 IUCN World Conservation Union's Young Conservationist Award, winner of the 2009 Condé Nast Environment Award, an Ashoka Fellow, and an ambassador of Australia's penguins.
Al was recently based in Madagascar, his work developing sustainable business approaches for financing conservation has twice been commended by the UK government in the 'Enterprising Young Brits' awards. Watch Al Speaking at the 2010 Do Lectures here.
"Our work is helping traditional coastal communities in some of the world's most deprived areas deal with the challenges of climate change and dwindling marine resources.”
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