Adaptation: Coral Reefs of Vanuatu
- Alizé Carrère
- Subject Matter
- Climate Change
The South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu may be one of the world’s most beautiful diving destinations, but its coral reefs are also the backbone of the island’s environmental and economic health. Today they’re facing destruction from a silent predator that can decimate an entire reef in a matter of days. Dive in with Alizé to discover how local communities are adapting to the threat and reviving coastal ecosystems in the process.
Alizé Carrère is a National Geographic Explorer, filmmaker, and PhD student researching and documenting human adaptations to environmental change. Raised in a house wrapped around a 300-year old oak tree, her childhood primed her for a unique perspective on what it means to live in a dynamic environment. After moving to Montreal to complete a B.A. at McGill University in Environmental Sciences and International Development, she spent time living in Panama before returning to McGill to complete an M.Sc. in Integrated Water Resource Management. During this time, she lived in the Middle East working on the relationship between electronic waste and water pollution in Israel and Palestine.