010: Moving from academia to Conservation International, and a human-rights based approach to fisheries governance with Elena Finkbeiner

Elena Finkbeiner is the Fisheries Science Program Manager at Conservation International’s Center for Oceans. She wants to understand and improve adaptive capacity and equality within and across fishing communities and integrate a human rights-based approach to fisheries governance. She has over a decade of experience working in small-scale fisheries along the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. Elena holds a degree from UC Santa Cruz, a master’s degree from Duke University’s Nicholas School for the Environment and a PhD from Stanford University.

Conservation International is a non-governmental organization (NGO) with over 30 years of experience, with a mission statement to empower societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity. 



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