Meira is a highly motivated career professional with a strong track record in implementing community-based conservation initiatives, as well as developing local capacities in coral reef and broader marine monitoring. Meira’s PhD looks to identify socio-economic factors that influence effective placement of Marine Protected Areas and shark reserves in terms of maximising impact, and investigates the influence that governance and other socio-political drivers have on placement choice. Alongside her PhD, Meira is a consultant for Fauna & Flora International in Cambodia and Myanmar, advising on stakeholder engagement and the consultation process for MPA’s.
The Conservation Planning Group http://conservationplanning.org/
Marine Conservation Without Borders http://dev.meganmjonas.com/marineconservation/
James Cook University