TUART Hill scientist Amanda Elizabeth aims to promote WA marine conservation in her new role.
The expert on shark biology has become the ocean lead for the association’s WA division of the United Nations Association of Australia and will be tasked with organising ocean-based events and driving public awareness about marine conservation.
“I am excited to be a part of this incredible organisation that works tirelessly to raise awareness about environmental issues,” she said.
“In leading the ocean portfolio I intend to bring awareness to a number of oceanic issues, placing a strong focus on plastics in the ocean and the ways in which this can be addressed.”
Ms Elizabeth has a bachelor of science degree majoring in marine and biological science from Murdoch University. She completed her masters in marine biological science at UWA.
“I have a passion for protecting marine life and have a strong belief that there are better options out there to protect ocean users but also conserve marine life in its natural state,” she said.
“My focus is on the conservation of sharks with a focus on the electroreceptive thresholds of sharks and rays.”