Category Archives: Alan

How to build successful stakeholder relationships – Secrets to success

At rather a young age, as a shy and awkward preteen, I read a book called ‘How to talk to anyone.’ It was aimed at adults, obviously, but I learnt things reading that book that I still use today. Developing … Continue reading

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Marine Monitoring: Basing conservation on reliable science

“if [the science] is difficult to understand or contains errors/loopholes eventually someone will be unable to replicate your success or will find that error and everything the conservation is based on will crumble.” Continue reading

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Top Tips For Your Marine Conservation Application Cover Letter

Here at Zoox, we receive many applications from people looking to dip their toes into the bright blue world of marine conservation. Because building your professional profile is at the core of Zoox courses, we ask you to apply for … Continue reading

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(Almost) One Year On

So it is week four of the 10th ZEP and just over 11 months since I left the UK. Amongst others of course, a big moment for me came on October 9. It was the day I had originally booked … Continue reading

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Looking back, and seeing the future.

Having finished my work with Zoox, Green Fins and Reef World 2 months ago and starting a new position in Southern Leyte as a Science Officer I have begun to think about where I would like to go from here. … Continue reading

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Onwards and Upwards

Well, as promised, here I am blogging again. This time in the capacity of volunteer for Reef-World. Staying around has been a surreal experience. After a fond farewell to Laura, Wilkie and Abi at the rather impressive Mall of Asia, … Continue reading

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Its not a goodbye, just a see you soon

Wow! Busy couple of weeks here in Aninuan, finishing off as many assessments as possible and tying up all the loose ends and handing over to the permanent staff. We have handed out bright and shiny, new Green Fins materials … Continue reading

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Everything comes down to poo!

‘WHAT CAN HE POSSIBLY HAVE TO WRITE ABOUT ONLY 3 DAYS AFTER POSTING HIS PREVIOUS BLOG’, I hear you scream! ‘Well, let me tell you’, I reply So, after a bit of a blogging dry spell and minor writers block … Continue reading

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A Rough Guide to Surviving Sabang

Our time at the moment is being spent within the depths of the Sabang labyrinth. The area is a beach town with a maze of alleyways, houses, shops and resorts nestled in. When walking this area it is suggested that … Continue reading

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Illness, Slow realisation and Tolkien

I am currently rereading The Hobbit while enjoying some down time in our busy schedule. Although I did not think it when I brought it with me, it has turned out to be rather relatable. A small fellow off on … Continue reading

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