“So long, and thanks for all the fish.” – Douglas Adams
As a zoologist and marine biologist, nature, the oceans and their inhabitants have been a lifelong passion of mine. On a personal level, it pains to see how the environment and animals suffer as a result of human action. For this reason, I work scientifically, professionally and in my personal capacity to protect nature, animals and species.
In my role at Fondation Franz Weber, I am able to devote my energy to protecting coral fish, among others. We undertake research into the trade in marine ornamental fishes and are committed to develop and support marine protected areas. Nature conservation in Switzerland and abroad are also important endeavours. For me, these ventures are a stroke of luck as they coincide with my professional and personal interests and expertise.
Languages: German, Italian, English, French, Spanish
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M. V. Biondo, Importation of marine ornamental fishes to Switzerland, Glob. Ecol. Conserv. 15 (2018) 95–105.
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M.V. Biondo, The Impact to Reefs of The Trade in Marine Ornamental Fishes. REEF ENCOUNTER The News Magazine of the International Coral Reef Society. (2019) 34, 44-48.