My name is Alex Johnson and I’m an Australian Volunteer for International Development (AVID) based in the Philippines for eight months of 2014. I have been granted an opportunity to work with the Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation (CCEF) as a Research and Monitoring Team (REMOTE) research assistant and marine protected area (MPA) monitoring officer. Coming from a background of wildlife conservation and biology (both terrestrial and marine) I will be working on projects relating to coral reef rehabilitation, community engagement and training and of course some obligatory office work!
I’ve set up this blog to share my thoughts on working as a biologist, educating people on conservation matters and practices and to share the experience of working with the CCEF throughout the Philippines. Stay tuned for weekly episodes of what the Philippines has to offer us and what we can offer the Philippines.