Etoile Smulders

Etoile was initially exposed to Indonesia’s unique role in the global shark crisis during her years living on a boat and sailing throughout Indonesia. She is heavily involved with shark conservation work within Indonesia and China. Her work focuses on mapping the ever-evolving shark fin trade whilst identifying locations where loopholes in policy are being exploited and working towards developing effective management plans that benefit both the livelihoods of communities as well as sharks. She is currently busy finishing her Marine Biology degree at the University of Auckland and will go forth to continue onto a Masters in Marine Conservation.