Two dynamic women working in the conservation sector - Marlina Moreno and Shannon Noelle Rivera, talk to Sue Stockdale about the importance of collaboration as well as some of the projects they are involved in around the world.
Marlina Moreno is a former NFL cheerleader and professional dancer turned conservation biologist, filmmaker, and digital content creator. Her work has taken her to some of the planet's wildest places -- from the Peruvian Amazon to Uganda's highest peak -- and has been featured by media outlets such as Nat Geo Wild, Forbes, CBS, and more. She is the founder of Project:Conservation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people and projects on the frontlines of conservation through visual storytelling and digital campaigns, and is creator of the popular wildlife-inspired travel blog, www.MarGoneWild.com. Instagram @marlinamoreno
Shannon Noelle Rivera is a conservation scientist, environmental consultant, and international wildlife host largely focused on the importance of intersections within conservation practice, including identifying gender-sensitive strategies within conservation, and addressing animal welfare in conservation practice. Shannon has worked throughout Southeast Asia, the Amazon region, Oceania, and North America on wildlife trafficking issues, wildlife rehabilitation, reforestation, and various other conservation initiatives. Based in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, Shannon works with the state’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife; Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program and Smart Trees Pacific building urban forestry capacity throughout the state and Pacific region. Shannon has a Master of Science in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law from the University of Winchester. http://www.shannonnrivera.com Instagram @shannonnoelle
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