Alice Forrest is a conservationist & marine biologist based in the hills of Byron Bay on Australia’s east coast. Alice’s passion for the natural world and the creatures who inhabit it has led to a range of incredible adventures, from studying blue whales in the Indian Ocean to seabirds and plastic on remote Henderson Island.
She is happiest when interacting with wildlife, and passionate about protecting what she loves. Alongside degrees in Conservation and Marine Biology, Alice is a PADI Divemaster and SSI Freediver and has worked extensively in the marine tourism industry sharing her love of the ocean with others, winning several conservation awards for her work. Alice has spent much of the last few years in Tonga, enjoying time with the humpback whales alongside working on projects researching the impacts of plastic on our oceans, and helping communities to implement local solutions. She believes that we protect what we love, and that it's necessary to explore, adventure, and appreciate what this planet has to offer (then use that as a motivation to protect it).
Through her lifestyle, writing and public outreach she hopes to inspire a greater appreciation for the planet and its last wild places. She is currently establishing a project on Nomuka island providing vet care to street dogs (Pacific Hope Project) as well as writing for various print and online publications, communicating the science and the solutions to help protect our ocean.