Meet the LAGON BLEU team

Name:
Jean Pierre de Falbaire

Function Eco-Sud:
President of the Lagon Bleu Committee/active team member

Summary:
Jean-Pierre grew up in Pointe Desny, Mauritius. He spent 15 years in Zimbabwe, first few years as a bush pilot, where he was impressed by the conservation of the country's national parks. When he returned to Mauritius, he wanted to do something similar to protect his own country's national reserve and beauty. Lagon Bleu was created in an effort to preserve the lagoon of Pointe d'Esny.

Name:
Sebastien Sauvage

Function Eco-Sud:
President of the Lagon Bleu Committee/active team member

Summary:
Involved in many associations (Ecosud, Association Rhizome Concept...) he distinguishes himself by his research and assimilation skills which enable him to frequently integrate and establish many new concepts and ideas. He is in charge of the "CSR-NGO" and "Innovative Project Development" sectors of Rhizome Ltd. His academic background, European work experience, deep rooted attachment to his home-island and people give him an easy presence with people from all walks of life. This skill is a valuable asset in the framework of the management of the stakeholders panel, seminars and training sessions.

Name:
Doris Seneque

Function Eco-Sud:
Secretary/awareness raiser for the community/active team member

Summary:
Doris is one of the founder members of the group of residents in Blue Bay who started taking action to protect the Blue Bay Marine Park in 1999 and also a founding member of the NGO Eco-Sud which was registered in 2000. She has been Eco-Sud's secretary from inception to date.

Name:
Josheena Naggea

Function:
Project Manager

Summary:
Josheena is a Monash University graduate, having completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Environmental Management and Tropical Biology. She has participated in several conservation projects such as a field course in Tanzania organised jointly by the Tropical Biology Association and Cambridge University and a sea turtle conservation project with Lang Tengah Turtle Watch (Malaysia), amongst others. As a research assistant for the SAFE Project in Borneo, she was part of a long term study examining changes in amphibian abundance and diversity in response to native forest conversion to oil palm plantation. She also studied the ecology of coastal wetlands in Malaysia. In November 2015, she has joined Lagon Bleu to continue in helping protect the marine environment.

Name:
Sydney Perrine

Function:
Project Manager (Marine Guide, Coral Farming, Voluntary No Take Zone) and Sea Turtle Coordinator

Summary:
Sydney grew up in Rodrigues. He has worked for the NGO Shoals Rodrigues for 14 years. He has been certified as a PADI Dive master, has done a training as TOT (Training of Trainers) certified as Socioeconomic Monitoring by SocMon Global and Cardio in Kenya. He has also attended the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network programs to assess reefs and lagoon health. He came to Mauritius in 2013 and joined the Reef conservation through Club Mer programs where he has been teaching and sharing his skills with Club Mer students aging between 14 and 17 years old in different regions of Mauritius Island.

Name:
Yan Coquet

Function:
Project Co-ordinator

Summary:
Yan is Lagon Bleu Project Co-ordinator, Volunteer Programme Co-ordinator and also Lagoon Monitoring Programme Manager. Born in Mauritius, he pursued his tertiary studies in Perpignan, France and came back to Mauritius to work with the Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI) on studies regarding the erosion of the Mauritian littoral. In March 2015, he integrated Lagon Bleu Project team.

Name:
Alix le Juge-Ramet

Function:
Artist and active team member

Summary:
Mauritian artist, born in 1967 in South Africa and has been living in Mauritius for the past 20 years. Our environment and society holds an important place in her everyday living and in her work as a painter. She enjoys painting the beauty of the world. Having seen the destructiveness of our society on nature firsthand, she wishes to do her small part in helping to keep it beautiful.

Name:
Alasdair Harris, PhD

Function:
Technical advisor

Summary:
He has spent much of his time working on marine conservation issues in the Indian Ocean and is keen to help with the project. He is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas, recipient of the 2010 IUCN World Conservation Union's Young Conservationist Award and winner of the 2009 Condé Nast Environment Award. Currently based in Madagascar.

Name:
Jean Claude Faydherbe

Function:
Financial Advisor


Name:
Jenita Changeea

Function:
Accounting and Administrative assistant

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