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Marcel Bigue

Marine Protection Senior Advisor

Marcel Bigue currently leads WildAid’s marine program out of San Francisco. Having worked in varying capacities both domestically and internationally for the past 15 years, he is seasoned in the design and management of complex humanitarian, development and marine conservation programs. Marcel first joined WildAid in 2004 where he directed WildAid`s awareness campaigns in Ecuador, carried out investigative research on the shark fin trade and collaborated on small business initiatives with Galapagueños. He later served as the Deputy Executive Director where he provided overall financial and administrative oversight of SF Headquarters as WildAid grew from a $2m to $5m annual organization.

As WildAid enters a new phase of institutional and programmatic growth, he is focused on expanding WildAid’s marine enforcement programming to new countries, and establishing comprehensive marine enforcement plans that incorporate technology to lower operational costs while increasing system efficacy. Prior to joining WildAid, he worked in Nicaragua for five years in reconstruction projects following Hurricane Mitch. He has a BA in International Studies and a MPA in International Management and Environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Marine Protection Senior Advisor