Tangaroa Blue Foundation has an international network of volunteers and partners who collaborate with Tangaroa Blue Foundation through the Australian Marine Debris Initiative.
The AMDI network has introduced us to some of the most passionate, inspirational and dedicated people on the planet who have honoured us by agreeing to accept the title of Tangaroa Blue Ambassador.
Our Ambassadors are based around the world and are true role models and leaders in their communities and networks, making a positive impact on the health of our environment and inspiring others to do the same.
Bernadette Davis (aka Flea)
Bernadette’s passion for protecting the ocean comes from a lifetime of living close to the sea, exploring our coastline and searching out her favourite surf breaks.
She has over 20 years’ experience in environmental education with Local Government and lives on the south coast of NSW where she works part time for Eurobodalla Shire Council and coordinates the Eurobodalla Marine Debris working group.
Bernadette is the co-founder of Ekipa Tasi Mos Atauro (clean ocean team Atauro) in Timor Leste and travels to the island regularly to continue her work there. You can follow their work on their Facebook page.
She is a dedicated (and self-confessed) AMDI Database nerd who loves to trace that trash back to its source to try to eliminate it from the marine debris stream.
Owen is a very passionate little Wildlife Warrior. He might only be five years old but he sure packs huge passion and dedication into that little human. He loves everything to do with wildlife and he wants to do all he can to help protect them.
For Owen, everything is an adventure so he decided he wanted to start 'Owen's Wildlife Adventures' to try and share his passion and hopefully inspire others to follow suit and help him make a difference. He believes everyone can make a difference no matter how small and he is showing us all that there are no limits and that even the littlest ones amongst us can help.
Owen collects a lot of rubbish and also records the information in the AMDI Database so that he can contribute to stopping this whole issue at the source. Owen is very proud to be part of the Tangaroa Blue and Reef Clean crew. He wants to make sure that when he has kids there will still be fish in the ocean and not just plastic. In his spare time, he loves nothing more than saving sea turtles.