Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the longest continually sailing and highest-rated luxury cruise vessel in the South Pacific, ms Paul Gauguin, announced 2018 line-up of Wildlife Discovery Series lecturers, as part of its partnership with WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).
The Wildlife Discovery Series is an intriguing program where Paul Gauguin passengers have the chance to learn about marine wildlife and habitats from some of the most fascinating scientists and conservationists in the world. For the series, lecturers will be sharing research and expertise during exciting presentations aboard select sailings.
- Yashika Nand, Marine Scientist, WCS Fiji (Feb 24, 2018) Cook Islands & Society Islands - aboard Gauguin, Nand will lecture on conservation challenges and opportunities in South Pacific and explore threats to coral reefs.
- Ravaka Natacha Ranaivoson, Marine Conservation Director, WCS Madagascar Program (Mar 31, 2018) Tahiti & the Society Islands - on Gauguin, Ranaivoson will discuss conservation of the marine biodiversity of Madagascar.
- Ken Kassem, Marine Director, WCS Indonesia Program (May 5, 2018) Tahiti & the Society Islands - aboard Gauguin, Kassem will share expertise on marine conservation in Indonesia, the heart of the Coral Triangle.
- Jason Patlis, Executive Director, WCS Marine Conservation (Jun 16, 2018) Tahiti & the Society Islands - Patlis will share his wide-ranging expertise in aspects of natural resource management during the presentations aboard Paul Gauguin.
- Natalia A. Rossi, PhD, Cuba Country Manager, WCS Mesoamerica & Western Caribbean Program (Oct 6, 2018) Society Islands & Tahiti - During lectures aboard Paul Gauguin, Rossi will discuss the conservation of sea turtles.
- Merry Camhi, Director, New York Seascape Program, WCS New York Aquarium and Global Marine Programs (Dec 15, 2018) Tahiti & the Society Islands - Camhi will present lectures on WCS’s marine conservation programs and efforts in New York seascape aboard Paul Gauguin.