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MEET THE LAMAVE SCHOLAR

MEET THE LAMAVE SCHOLAR

MEET THE LAMAVE SCHOLARS - INTRODUCING BRYAN MADERA

Meet our scholars! Each LAMAVE research project has at least one Filipino Scholar who is sponsored to join our team. These are our amazing LAMAVE Scholars!  Next up is Bryan Madera who recently joined our whale shark research team in Northern Mindanao. Here’s what the inspiring conservationist had to share with us…

MEET THE LAMAVE SCHOLAR

MEET THE LAMAVE SCHOLAR

MEET THE LAMAVE SCHOLARS - CHRISTINE (TIN) MAE V. ALAGON

Meet our scholars! Each LAMAVE research project has at least one Filipino Scholar who is sponsored to join our team. These are our amazing LAMAVE Scholars! Our latest scholar post is from Christine "Tin" Mae V. Alagon who was part of our whale shark research team in Northern Mindanao earlier this year. Here’s what the Filipina conservationist had to share with us…

MEET THE LAMAVE SCHOLAR

MEET THE LAMAVE SCHOLAR

MEET THE LAMAVE SCHOLARS - KATHY MAUYAO

Meet our scholars! Each LAMAVE research project has at least one Filipino Scholar who is sponsored to join our team. These are our amazing LAMAVE Scholars! First up is Kathy Mauyao who is currently working with our whale shark research team in Southern Leyte. Here’s what the Filipina conservationist had to share with us…

MEET THE LAMAVE SCHOLAR

MEET THE LAMAVE SCHOLAR

MEET THE LAMAVE SCHOLARS - INTRODUCING JALICA DEALCA

Meet our scholars! Each LAMAVE research project has at least one Filipino Scholar who is sponsored to join our team. These are our amazing LAMAVE Scholars! This time we hear from Jalica Dealca who is currently working with our whale shark research team in Donsol. Here’s what the Filipina conservationist had to share with us…

VOLUNTEER BLOG

VOLUNTEER BLOG

Mariana Hill: SMILE!

Walking in the street by my home in Mexico I can be as lonely as in a misty forest. Things are different here in the Philippines; everyone says ‘hello’ or calls my name. When I first arrived in Donsol local people commented that I never smiled, that I was lulong (crazy). But I am shy! It’s not so easy for me to talk with people. However, I’ve never seen a group of guys trying so hard to make you feel happy. In Donsol people joke all the time and laughing is the rule. After I understood that there was no reason to be afraid, I found a place where every day is exciting, where I enjoy every day as if it was the last one.

VOLUNTEER BLOG

VOLUNTEER BLOG

Jenny Hardy: DUCK-DIVING WITH GIANTS

It’s an overcast and breezy, yet warm, morning. I’m standing on the sea’s edge, looking out across the water imagining and anticipating what’s to come - I’ll be swimming with whale sharks for the first time today. This amazing revelation doesn’t quite hit through – my alarm woke me at 6:30 in the morning, after which I staggered around the house looking for breakfast before being gently herded into town, bundled onto a jeepney (public bus) and deposited on site, all in a state far from wakefulness.

VOLUNTEER BLOG

VOLUNTEER BLOG

FABIEN VIVIER, GIVES YOU THE BREAK DOWN ON LAMAVES WHALE SHARK PROJECT IN SOUTHERN LEYTE.

Ever wondered what the daily life of a researcher/volunteer is? Let me briefly explain to you how our days are conducted.

VOLUNTEER BLOG

VOLUNTEER BLOG

Marcus Parker: THE ONE, THE ONLY, THE MOTHER

Thank you for stopping by. What I am going to discuss next may shock and astound you. The faint of heart are advised to take their seats now.

VOLUNTEER BLOG

VOLUNTEER BLOG

Cherry Lee: HOW THE OCEANS, AND I, STRUGGLE WITH PLASTIC

Of all the places that I have lived the most, loved the most, the Philippines holds a special place in my heart. In a provincial seaside town in Southern Visayas, I spent 2 months as a volunteer studying whale sharks with LAMAVE.