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Rachel McCaffery

As a keen scuba diver, Rachel McCaffery has a longstanding interest in marine conservation and over 15 years experience in sustainability. She specialises in the field of tourism development and holds a Masters degree in International Tourism Policy. Rachel has input extensively into climate change adaptation and sustainable tourism development projects like the Sustainable Tourism Zone of the Caribbean and the Caribbean Fish Sanctuaries Partnership Initiative. In Europe, she worked closely with the European Commission as part of the project team developing the European Tourism Indication System and sat on the EU Experts Panel on Sustainable Tourism Indicators. Rachel also co-authored ‘Lets Reduce Single-Use’ a plastics reduction guide and toolkit for hotels. She worked in commercial and sustainability roles, moving into consulting in 2012. Rachel played an important role in establishing the ecotourism facility in Kibale National Park, Uganda, developed visitor education facilities at the marine research station at Lee Stocking Island in The Bahamas and has worked on terrestrial and marine research projects in Tanzania and Jamaica. Read more here!