Professor Charles Sheppard


Team Role: Professor at the School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, UK
 
Professor Charles Sheppard
Professor Charles Sheppard
Charles enjoying the ocean
Charles enjoying the ocean
What is your area of expertise in the field of conservation?  Tropical marine ecosystems, especially coral reefs

What are the key issues you are engaged with at the moment? Work on conserving the Chagos archipelago – the world’s largest marine protected area, and Arabian regions

What could people in the outdoors do to protect and minimize their impact on the type of habitats you focus on? Campaign to stop polluting them, overfishing them, and building on them!

How and why did you become involved with EOCA?  Requested to join by colleagues I have already worked with.
 
Favourite outdoor activity: Scuba diving (if a warm sea) or sailing (if it isn’t)

Favourite wild place: The Chagos archipelago and its atolls in the central Indian Ocean

Perfect outdoor day: Doing a couple of good research dives and getting data which I know to be new and valuable! If it involves retrieving monitoring instruments that I left there a couple of years previously, then finding them again is terrific!
 
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The grant from the EOCA kick started WLT’s support of a new and vital Elephant Corridor project from Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, northern India, where local communities, currently encountering conflict with Elephants and Tigers are very keen to be relocated. As well as providing vital funding for this project the EOCA grant leveraged match-funding from another WLT donor which is testament to the importance of the EOCA’s support.
John A Burton, CEO, World Land Trust