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CPAWS congratulates Sabine Jessen on major marine award

  • Published on Jun 11 2008 |
  • This article is tagged as: bc

Sabine Jessen, CPAWS\' National Manager of Marine Programs, has been recognized by a major marine group for her achievements in coastal zone management. Sabine was honoured at the Coastal Zone Canada Association\'s marine conference in Vancouver in late May with an award bestowed only once every two years.

Since her involvement with CPAWS began in 1991, Sabine has served in a number of staff and volunteer capacities, including Executive Director of CPAWS\' British Columbia chapter. She steered the chapter\'s campaigns for Marine Protected Areas, Parks stewardship, and grasslands conservation. Under her guidance, the chapter budget and staff increased fivefold. She also previously coordinated the marine spaces campaign for World Wildlife Fund Canada in British Columbia as part of the Endangered Spaces Campaign.

Sabine holds a Masters Degree in Geography, specializing in coastal zone management and environmental regulation. She has considerable academic and work experience on land-use planning issues, particularly in Canada\'s North. She has served as an Advisor to the BC Parks Department, the former BC Commission on Resources and Environment, and the Economic Council of Canada. She was recently appointed to the Minister\'s Advisory Council on Oceans, and was previously a member of Fisheries and Oceans Canada\'s Science Advisory Council.