Paul Gauguin Cruises to Offer Lectures From the Wildlife Conservation Society During 2017

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As part of its partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Paul Gauguin Cruises has announced a new line up of Wildlife Discovery Series lecturers aboard special 2017 voyages.

With the WCS saving wild life and natural places across the globe for nearly 120 years, Paul Gauguin Cruises has teamed up with the Conservation to offer guests a new program with the opportunity to learn about marine wildlife and habitats from scientists, oceanographers and conservationists.

Lecturers participating in this year’s series include Katherine Holmes, Associate Director of WCS Global Marine Programs on the February 18 itinerary to Tahiti and the Society Islands; Dr. Emily Darling, Associate Scientist at WCS Global Marine Programs and Dr. Sangeeta Mangabhai, Director of WCS Fiji, on the June 7 itinerary from Bali to Fiji; Dr. Tim McClanahan, Senior Zoologist at WCS Kenya and Dr. Nyawira Muthiga, Marine Doctor at WCS Kenya on the August 12 itinerary to Tahiti and the Society Islands; Dr. Alexander Tewfik, Conservation Specialist at WCS Belize, on the October 7 Cook Islands and Society Islands itinerary; Dr. Stacy Jupiter, Director at WCS Melanesia, on the November 11 itinerary to Tahiti and the Society Islands; and Dr. Martin Robards, Director of WCS Arctic Beringia, closing out the Wildlife Discovery Series lectures on the December 23 itinerary to Tahiti and the Society Islands.


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Travelers will enjoy lectures on a wide variety of topics including ecological, social and economic conditions of the Arctic and various ‘exotic’ destinations across the globe; designing marine protected areas, recovering coral reefs and land-sea special planting; community based conservation and livelihood diversification; eco-tourism initiatives and sustainable fisheries; coral reef resilience and the effects of climate change; biocultural conservation; marine life populations and more.

For additional information on the Wildlife Discovery Series, visit

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