In the month of July, the ongoing OHAM Program focused on the topic of “Conservation” with the OHAM Fellows. The topic of conservation could not have been more appropriate than now, especially with the ongoing natural disturbances and intrusions into our ecosystems causing imbalances in ecological integrity and biodiversity, climate change, and seeming direct or indirect impacts on man, animals, and the environment. In this week’s edition of our OHAM Webinar series holding Friday, 24th July by 3:30 PM, we will be hosting renowned Conservationist and Researcher, Mojisola Oyeronke Adegbile for a discourse on the topic of “CONSERVATION AND ONE HEALTH”.
About Oyeronke Adegbile
Mojisola Oyeronke Adegbile is a Marine Scientist/Conservationist with a keen passion for the sustainable development of the environment, especially as regards the oceans and its vast resources in Nigeria. She is currently the Chief Research Officer, Marine Biology Section, Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR), Lagos, Nigeria and holds a B.Sc.(Hons.) in Zoology, and an M.Sc.(Hons.) degree in Fisheries from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. A renowned researcher, she has garnered well over 15 years of experience in ocean conservation, marine turtle monitoring and conservation, ecology, and research. Her interest and passion for this area have resulted in her leading several marine conservation causes and ocean awareness initiatives. She is also the Founder and Conservation Director of the Marine and Coastal Conservation Society (MCCS), an NGO dedicated to the protection of the oceans, seas, and seashores in Nigeria. Furthermore, she coordinates the Ocean Conservancy USA, organizers of the Annual International Coastal Clean-up (ICC), Nigeria; as well as a marine mammal/turtle observer for industrial projects. A fellow of the Leadership in Environment and Development International (LEAD), Mojisola holds membership of professional bodies such as the International Sea turtle Society, and the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB). She is a conference speaker who has attended and made paper presentations at both national and international conferences such as Ocean of Changes Conference (Greenwich, London, 2002); Toward Participatory Fisheries Management (Wageningen, Netherlands, 2008); Zoological Society of Nigeria Annual Conference (Ibadan, 2010); 30th, 34th & 36th editions of the Annual International Symposiums on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, to mention a few.
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