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Teri Shore, Program Director Turtle Island Restoration Network, SeaTurtles.org
Teri Shore has traveled extensively to the remote region of Northwest Australia to count humpback whales, walk sea turtle beaches, and help protect the pristine marine bioregion from industrial development. Spending a week in the fall of 2012 helping to observe humpback whales migrating along the remote Kimberley coast of Northwest West Australia, Teri will be telling us of this region and the rare snubfin dolphins, turtles and other marine life. Hear about her adventures and learn about the largest population of humpback whales in the world, the rare endemic snubfin dolphin and the mysterious flatback sea turtles that inhabit the Kimberley coast.
Teri Shore is Program Director at Turtle Island Restoration Network (SeaTurtles.org) in California where she directs conservation, policy, and advocacy campaigns for sea turtles, sustainable fisheries and oceans. Widely recognized for more than 15 years of successful environmental activism, Shore has won protections for sea turtles from commercial fisheries, secured marine protected areas for sea turtle habitat and achieved legal, policy and legislative victories for the oceans in the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico and internationally.
Recently, Shore has built international support to protect sea turtles and marine habitat in the Kimberley of Northwest Australia from rampant oil and gas exploitation by Big Oil including California-based Chevron.
Shore is a respected sea turtle and oceans policy expert who is regularly quoted by major U.S. and international media including Associated Press and National Public Radio. She is also a published journalist with extensive credits in print media, environmental journals, online media and policy reports.
Shore has conducted field work studying sea turtles on nesting beaches in Australia. She has presented her winning campaign strategies at the International Sea Turtle Society Symposium and at scientific and environmental conferences in the U.S., Australia, India and Mexico.
Previously Shore directed oceans campaigns at Friends of the Earth (previously Bluewater Network) focused on greening the world’s ports and shipping fleets, where she achieved stringent new passenger ferry-emissions standards and pollution laws for cruise ships and ocean-going vessels.