Anna Oposa
Executive Director and Chief Mermaid, Save Philippine Seas
Creating legislation to save sharks in the Philippine Islands
Anna Oposa was born and raised in the Philippines. She graduated with a degree in BA English Studies from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and obtained her MSc in Conservation Science at Imperial College London through the Chevening scholarship. As the Chief Mermaid of Save Philippine Seas, she has been at the forefront of various projects and campaigns on waste management and circular economy, shark conservation, and environmental education and conservation leadership. Outside SPS, she works as a consultant for the Asian Development Bank, Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, and UN Environment Programme for various ocean health and species conservation issues.
Saving the Sharks in the Philippines
Ana is developing a science-based, socially just, and enforceable legal framework for shark conservation in the Philippines.  She will redesign training programs and prepare for upcoming international endangered species convention meetings.
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