WHO WE ARE.

 

Azraq is Arabic for Blue. We are a non-profit marine conservation organisation registered with the Community Development Authority in the UAE. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

 

 
 

 

THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY.

 

Azraq is a uniquely United Arab Emirates focussed campaign. With 2018 marking 100 years since the birth of Sheikh Zayed – the founding father who united the emirates – we want to celebrate and promote the values Sheikh Zayed instilled across the nation, particularly the values of tolerance, progression, environmentalism, leadership and charity.

 

 
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Azraq will not only focus on the protection, defense and conservation of marine life, but will enable partnerships to be formed with government and non-government entities and individuals for the good of the United Arab Emirates and its marine environment.

Azraq also builds on 2017’s “Year of Giving” in the United Arab Emirates and will specifically focus on marine conservation awareness programs in the country as well as providing opportunities for individuals to assist in the  conservation and protection of marine life.

 
 

The United Nations Global Goals.

 
 
 
 
 
 

THE AZRAQ BOARD.

 
 Natalie is a scuba diving instructor with a specialty in shark conservation. She is a spokesperson, writer, researcher and adviser with 11 years experience in ocean conservation and has successfully campaigned for policy changes throughout Australia.

NATALIE BANKS
MANAGING DIRECTOR

 Shannon has been an active supporter of marine conservation activities for several years and has played a key supporting role in addressing shark conservation in Australia and globally. Shannon will continue to pursue the goals of marine conservation and protection.

SHANNON HORE
TREASURER

 Maysoun is an animal advocate with A background in international studies. She’s interested in issues related to animal ethics, as well as conservation. She’s passionate about marine animals and aims to raise awareness about their significant importance in the ecosystem.

MAYSOUN AL OWAIS
ACCOUNTANT

 Alanna works in CSR and sustainability and is passionate about any environmental cause. She spends her days educating and raising awareness of the impact of human actions on the eco system and planet, particularly with single use plastics. Her motto is “Individually we are one drop, together we are an ocean”.

ALANNA TURPIN
SECRETARY

 Georgina is a PADI Dive Master and senior event industry marketer who spends as much time underwater as possible. She is passionate about the ocean and the reduction of single use plastics, and is committed to using her skills to contribute to the marine conservation cause.

GEORGINA RAWLINGS
DIRECTOR - MARKETING

 Damien is an entrepreneur and advanced diver who is passionate about the oceans. His interest in protecting marine life and reducing single use plastics pushes him to travel, share awareness, and to take action by developing conservation activities.

DAMIEN GALLET
DIRECTOR - EVENTS

 Wafa is skilled in Strategic Communications and Media, Team Management and Business Development, as well as events and project management. Wafa is passionate about volunteering and has volunteered for Environmental Agency-Abu Dhabi, Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, UAE Red Crescent, Abu Dhabi Book Fair, Open Sesame, Abu Dhabi Future Energy, Terry Fox, Expo2020 and Special Olympics, among many.

WAFA ALKATHEERI
DIRECTOR

 
 

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