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Al Harris

Founder and Executive Director, Blue Ventures

Al has spent 14 years developing applied marine conservation initiatives in the Indian Ocean, and founded conservation organisation Blue Ventures in 2003.  Within Blue Ventures Al is responsible for coordinating conservation programmes, leading an interdisciplinary team of scientists and conservation practitioners. His work focuses on developing scalable solutions to marine environmental challenges, in particular pioneering market-based approaches that make marine conservation make economic sense to coastal communities.