Julien Semelin

Julien Semelin

Manager

Specialist in
Marine Protected Areas Marine Biodiversity Conservation Biodiversity Finance Adaptive management

About me

I started my carreer in 2003 as a Marine Protected Area manager in French Guiana, and then moved in 2009 to the philantrhopic sector. From 2009 to 2015, I was based in Dakar, Senegal, and was funding and managing marine conservation projects in West Africa. In 2015, I joined MAVA Foundation in Switzerland, and now manage the portfolio of marine conservation projects in the Mediterranean sea.

I am an Open Standard coach and apply adaptive management to the projects I manage and give courses to master students. 

Based on my biodiversity background, I try to identify and support entrepreurarial and financing solutions which benefit to people and nature.