Presenter: Randy Durband, GSTC CEO

Presenter: Brad Nahill, President, SEE Turtles

SEE Turtles protects endangered sea turtles throughout Latin America and the world by supporting community-based conservation efforts. Our Billion Baby Turtles program provides support for important turtle nesting beaches and has helped save more than 1 million hatchlings. Too Rare To Wear is a campaign working to end the demand for turtle shell products. Our conservation trips provide volunteer and financial support for conservation efforts and our school programs help teachers and students learn about these incredible animals and how to protect them. Our latest program, Divers For Turtles, inspires divers and the dive industry to support turtle conservation efforts.

Presenter: Chloë Harvey, Reef-World Director

Green Fins, internationally coordinated by Reef-World (GSTC Member), are an environmental set of standards with a comprehensive management approach to provide guidance and support for business owners and national authorities to promote best practices. Diving and snorkelling centres are uniquely positioned to act within their own communities and among customers to encourage positive and lasting change.

On March 27, USAID Wildlife Asia, USAID Saving Species and GlobeScan hosted a webinar to explore demand for parts and products derived from rhinos, elephants, pangolins and tigers, across three major consumption countries. Evidence-based recommendations were provided to help reduce the demand for these products among different consumer segments. Findings were from multiple wildlife consumer demand studies in China, Thailand and Vietnam. The results uncovered the beliefs, attitudes and values of consumers which drive them to buy and use wildlife parts and products.

The webinar featured the following panelists:

  • Eleanora de Guzman, Team Lead, Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC), USAID Wildlife Asia
  • Grace Gabriel, USAID Wildlife Asia (China)
  • My Ha, Task Lead, Demand Reduction, USAID Saving Species
  • Pakprim Oranop Na Ayuthaya, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist, USAID Wildlife Asia
  • Wander Meijer, Director Asia Pacific, GlobeScan

Presenter: Evi Mateboer, ASI GSTC Program Manager

Presenter: Elyse Stavely, ASI Communications Coordinator

Presenter: Richard Malesu, Botswana Tourism Organisation

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Presenter: Roi Ariel, General Manager, GSTC

Presenter: Jeremy Sampson, Ecosystem Programme Communications Officer, IUCN

Presenter: Mauro Randone, Regional Projects Manager, WWF Mediterranean

Presenter: Andrés Fellenberg v.d. Molen, Director & Senior Lead Auditor at Green Partner

Presenter: Andy Northrop, Regional Educator, Sustainable Tourism, Greening Michigan Institute, Michigan State University Extension

Presenter: Natalia Naranjo, GSTC Representante de País – Colombia & Ecuador

Presenter: CB (Ram) Ramkumar, GSTC Board Member and Country Representative in India; Founder and Managing Director of Green Dreams for the Planet

Presenter: Benjamin Lephilibert, Managing Director, LightBlue Consulting

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Presenter: Marco Sepulveda, General Manager, Sustainability, EarthCheck

Presenter: Gili Back, Sustainability Manager, Khiri Travel

Presenter: Ingunn Sørnes, Special Adviser at Innovation Norway; GSTC Board Member

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Presenter: Ayako Ezaki, Training Director, GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP)

Presenter: Dr. D’Arcy Dornan, GSTC Brazil Country Representative

Presenter: Ayako Ezaki, Training Director, GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP)

Presenter: Dr. Ioannis Pappas, Co-Founder & CEO, Green Evolution SA / GSTC Greece Country Representative

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Presenter: Irene Lane, GSTC Market Access Working Group Chair

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Presenter: Irene Lane, GSTC Market Access Working Group Chair

Presenter: Antje Martins, GSTC Trainer / Training & Corporate Project Manager, EarthCheck

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Presenter: Kathleen Pessolano, GSTC Destinations Program Director

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Presenter: Dr. Xavier Font, University of Surrey, Travindy

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Presenter: Beatriz Barreal Danel, GSTC Board and Mexico Country Representative

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Presenter: Susana Conde, GSTC Board and Spain Country Representative

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Presenter: Dr. D’Arcy Dornan, GSTC Brazil Country Representative

Interested in presenting?

Members that are interested in delivering webinars can contact GSTC General Manager, Roi Ariel, at roi@gstcouncil.org to discuss further details.