Blanche has a passion for applied conservation research, is a member of the IUCN Sea Snake Specialist Group and a contributor to the IUCN’s Global Status Review of Sawfish. Blanche has a professional back ground in conservation advocacy, law and policy, having worked primarily on coastal dolphin conservation and marine reserve campaigns. At present, Blanche specialises in the conservation genomics and ecology of threatened species. She undertook her undergraduate degree and Honours research, on the genetic connectivity of Endangered narrow sawfish, at James Cook University.
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