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Richard L. Wylie
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Richard L. Wylie
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I'm a marine biologist, born in Papua New Guinea and raised in Australia. I am the director and co-founder of the Euakafa Island Research Centre - a marine research station based in Vava'u, Tonga - researching climate change, coral reef systems, shark and turtle conservation and the study of marine mammals. We are still raising funds but have a consortium of international scientists and universities researching climate change data from the last 5000 years (from coral cores on Euakafa) beginning in the next 6 months and marine education programs starting mid 2012.

I'm a member of the IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas and the Commission for Education and Communication. I've worked for the United Nations, Government, NGOs and commercial pearling and currently work at Monash University, North Melbourne Institute of Tafe, RMIT University and the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Along with being a member of the IUCN I'm on the committee for the International Pacific Marine Educators Network, a Roving Councillor for the Marine Education Society of Australasia as well as a member of the Australian Marine Science Association.

I have worked throughout South East Asia, Australia and many of the South Pacific Island Nations but I'm currently based on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia and Euakafa Island in Vava'u, Tonga.
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International Fellow