Pew Names 9 Marine Fellows to Advance Global Ocean Conservation

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Pew Names 9 Marine Fellows to Advance Global Ocean Conservation
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2021 Pew marine fellow Rachel T. Graham records 3D video of spawning fish and sharks at a research site in Panama’s Coiba National Park. Graham will study shark populations and explore innovative strategies to engage fishers and community members in shark research and conservation.
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Nine distinguished conservation researchers from around the world have been named 2021 recipients of the Pew fellowship in marine conservation. From studying the ecological and socioeconomic benefits provided by coastal habitats to improving shark conservation and coral reef restoration practices, the new fellows will undertake a broad range of projects to deepen our knowledge of the ocean and advance the sustainable use of marine resources.  

“We are honored to welcome the newest cohort of experts to the active community of Pew marine fellows,” said Rebecca Goldburg, director of environmental research and science at The Pew Charitable Trusts. “These individuals are undertaking exciting new research projects that will directly address ocean conservation and management needs around the world. I look forward to working with them over the coming years.”

For 25 years, the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation has supported mid-career scientists and other experts seeking solutions to problems affecting the world’s oceans.

Fellows are selected by an international committee of marine science experts following a rigorous nomination and review process. Each fellow receives $150,000 over three years to address some of the most critical challenges facing the marine environment. Pew has recognized 189 marine fellows from 40 countries since the start of the program.

A list of the 2021 recipients and their projects is available here.

Polita Glynn is project director and Nathan Fedrizzi is a principal associate with The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation.

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