The media is full of conservation stories that frighten, disempower and disengage. Dr Koldewey believes that positivity and hope, not doom and gloom, will encourage more people to join in the fight to save our oceans. Find out about how you too can become an ‘Ocean Optimist’.
Dr Heather Koldewey’s love for the ocean started when she grew up in the South West of England and she currently lives in Cornwall. Her career with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), where she is Head of Marine and Freshwater and one of the world’s leading experts on seahorses, has seen her share that passion for the ocean with communities around the world. Heather is also an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus.
From Portugal to the Pitcairn Islands, Heather runs a wide range of ocean projects that has brought together communities, businesses and scientists to bring about lasting change through combining research, conservation and innovation.