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World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council welcomes 15 new members!

by World Oceans Day 1 Dec 2018 11:20 UTC
World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council new members! © World Oceans Day

We are excited to introduce 15 new talented youth to the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council! The new Council members represent 12 different countries and come from diverse backgrounds, however, they all share a common love for protecting the ocean.

Starting in the upper left corner moving clockwise, the new members include: Laura Park from the United Kingdom, Isabelle Grace from Switzerland, Aldrin Aujero from the Philippines, Shantana Barbe from the Seychelles, Anushka Bhaskar from the USA, Sophie Handford from New Zealand, Yusuf Kavuma from Uganda, Portsea Turton from Australia, Mae Paula Ross Clareza from the Philippines, Unelker Maoga from Kenya, Nicolás Chesta from Chile, Summer Snell from the United Kingdom, Rebecca Loy from Singapore, and Olivia Livingstone from Liberia. Pounamu Tipiwai-Chambers from New Zealand not pictured.

This group will join the existing 10 Council members to help expand the reach and impact of World Oceans Day on the 8th of June, and with continued engagement year-round. This brings the Council to a total of 25 members representing 20 different countries. Council members are instrumental in helping shape the development of World Oceans Day as it grows, providing new and unique perspectives, ideas, and recommendations.

By collaborating on their current projects and embarking on new endeavors, this energetic group of young people show great promise in rebuilding the health of our oceans and conserving them for generations to come.

Get to know the new members and review the entire Youth Advisory Council by clicking " Meet the Council".

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