Manuela Costa

Manuela, studying Environmental Management in Uruguay, is passionate about shark conservation and fostering sustainable practices. With a background in a family of fishermen, she seeks alternatives to shark fishing and aspires to protect marine ecosystems. The Darwin Project offers her a unique opportunity to enhance her marine insights and contribute to global conservation efforts.

Manuela's journey in Uruguay revolves around her commitment to environmental conservation. Pursuing a degree in Environmental Management, she specializes in fishery resources and aquaculture. Her active engagement in the "Dangerous or Endangered Sharks?" project underpins her dedication to raising awareness and fostering knowledge about shark populations in Uruguay. With thorough literature reviews and interviews with local stakeholders, Manuela seeks to lay the foundation for sustainable shark conservation and management strategies.

START DATE: 20th September LOCATION: Fernando de Noronha AREA OF STUDY: Lemon Sharks behaviour and protection
END DATE: 1st October Representing: Uruguay SPONSOR:
START DATE: 20th September
END DATE: 1st October
LOCATION: Fernando de Noronha
END POINT: Uruguay
AREA OF STUDY: Lemon Sharks behaviour and protection

Growing up in a family of artisanal fishermen, Manuela has a deep connection to the ocean and strives to find eco-friendly alternatives to shark fishing, promoting practices like sport fishing with catch and release. The Darwin Project aligns seamlessly with her aspiration to broaden her marine insights and contribute to global conservation initiatives.

Manuela envisions a future where her dedication to preserving marine ecosystems translates into actionable change. The program’s diverse learning opportunities and collaborative environment are in perfect harmony with her drive to understand and protect the delicate balance of our oceans. Through education, active participation, and ongoing learning, she hopes to be part of a worldwide movement to safeguard these crucial ecosystems for future generations.

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