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Interviews

You will find everything you would like to know about our project The Blue BOAT Initiative in these interviews with well-known professionals who participate in it.

Jacqueline González

We talked with Jacqueline González, from the Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA).

The conversation focused on what SOA is and its role in the protection of natural resources and biodiversity.

We also talked about the importance of alliances to achieve great goals such as the protection of the oceans and the role that young people have in these activities.

Don’t miss this conversation and discover what are the main threats to whales in Chile, and the challenges for the protection of cetaceans.

María José Zegers

We talked with María José Zegers, Partner Zegers Abogados.

The conversation focused on environmental law, what are the rights nature has, and what legal figures exist for its protection.

We also talked about the challenges presented by the participation of citizens and NGOs in the enforcement of environmental laws and regulations, and the protection of whales.

Don’t miss this conversation and discover the importance of listening to the whales and ocean.

Viviana Pinto

We spoke with Viviana Pinto, Executive Director of Plastic Oceans.

The conversation focused on what Plastic Oceans is, and the key work they do in Chile.

We also talked about how plastic pollution can affect the ocean and whales.

Do not miss this conversation and find out what are the main threats to whales in Chile, and the challenges for the protection of cetaceans.

CA LT Juan Gajardo Romero

We spoke with Rear Admiral Juan Gajardo Romero, Director of Maritime Interests and Acoustic Environment.

The conversation focused on what DIRINMAR is, and the role of the Chilean Navy in the protection of marine natural resources and biodiversity.

In addition, we talked about the existing regulations in Chile for the protection of cetaceans and how the Chilean Navy supports in this matter.

Do not miss the opportunity to discover what are the main threats to whales in Chile, and the challenges to protecting the cetaceans.

Jaime Letelier

We talked with Jaime Letelier, Oceanography and Environment Department’s Head.

The conversation was about IFOP and its role in the protection of natural resources and marine biodiversity, as well as the consequences of climate change in Chile’s oceans and how it affects fishery resources.

Do not miss the opportunity to discover what are the main goals and challenges the project Blue BOAT Initiative faces and what results are expected to obtain.

Ko Barrett

We talked with Ko Barrett, Vice-Chair at IPPC and Senior Advisor for Climate at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) The conversation was about what is NOAA and its role in protecting the national natural resources, biodiversity, and economy.

Do not miss the opportunity to discover what are the main goals and challenges the project Blue BOAT Initiative faces and what results are expected to obtain.

Ralph Chami

We talked with Ralph Chami, Assistant Director in the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The conversation was about why is it important to valorize economically the ecosystem services of whales.

Do not miss the opportunity to discover what are the main goals and challenges the project Blue BOAT Initiative faces and what results are expected to obtain.

Mauricio Ulloa

We talked with Mauricio Ulloa, National Head of the Marine Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Unit of SERNAPESCA.

The conversation was about what is SERNAPESCA, and its role in the protection of natural resources and biodiversity, contributing to the sustainability of hydrobiological resources and the protection of the environment.

Do not miss the opportunity to discover what are the main threats to whales in Chile, and the challenges to protecting the cetaceans.

José Aníbal Fernández

We talked with Sergio Palma, director for Chile of the Environmental Defense Fund. The conversation was about the main projects that this institution leads for the protection of the oceans, their resources and the mitigation of climate change, as well as the challenges they face with The Blue BOAT Initiative.

Do not miss this conversation and discover the importance of science and technology in the development of communities that depend on diverse ecosystems worldwide.

Michel André

We talked with Michel André, president of The Sense of Silence Foundation. He told us about bioacoustic, sounds, the acoustic dimension of the ocean and how The Blue BOAT Initiative seeks to reduce the problem of ship strikes and whales.

Don’t miss this conversation and discover the importance of listening to the whales and ocean.

José Aníbal Fernández

We talk with José Aníbal Fernández, director at the Ministry of Foreing Affairs, Commisioner of Chile before the international Whaling Comission and member of The Blue BOAT Initiative proyect. We talk about the importance of cetaceans, their main threats and the role of Chile and the International Whaling Comission in the protection of whales. Find out more at this interview!