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Mrs. Silvia Bor, Marine Program Officer, WildAid

How can we, as environmentalists, inspire others to make small changes in their behavior to benefit conservation?

The Three E’s to Change the World:

Driving Behavior Change for Conservation

Lecture & Discussion

Speaker: Mrs. Silvia Bor, Marine Program Officer, WildAid

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

6:00pm to 7:00pm PST

Online via Zoom
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Video Available

About the Topic

How can we, as environmentalists, inspire others to make small changes in their behavior to benefit conservation? Many coastal communities depend on fishing as their primary source of protein and as a livelihood, which could prevent them from adopting more sustainable options if they cannot see a direct benefit. If we, as environmentalists, want to change other people’s behaviors towards sustainable choices, it is imperative that we meet people on their level. In this lecture, Silvia Bor, Marine Program Officer at WildAid, will present the three E’s to drive behavior change, discuss some of the ways we can create incentives for adopting eco-friendly measures, and provide case studies from her work with WildAid’s marine program in Indonesia and Ecuador that demonstrate the success of this approach.

About the Speaker

Silvia has worked with WildAid Marine since 2016 to reduce illegal fishing and poaching in some of the world’s most biodiverse places. Her work includes project planning and implementation, fundraising and grant writing, and sharing marine successes with the community. She co-managed the development of WildAid’s marine website to increase awareness for marine conservation, provide tools for marine practitioners, and facilitate regional collaboration and the development of Wildaid’s Marine Protection Index to assess site progress in the establishment of a complete Marine Protection System. Silvia has a BA in Communication from Stanford University and an MA in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She loves traveling, yoga, and exploring California with her husband, son, and two Huskies.

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Lecture Location:  Online Via Zoom

Title: Class #IEPG 8666A: Intl. Marine Policy Speaker Series

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The Center for the Blue Economy is a research organization at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.  Our mission is to promote a sustainable ocean and coastal economy (the “Blue Economy”) through leadership in research, analysis, and education.  For questions contact: Rachel C. at or visit or call 831-647-4183 (must leave message and receive call back).