Nathalie Ward

Dr. Nathalie Ward is a marine biologist, conservation educator, and marine mammal policy consultant. She is the Founder and former Director of the Eastern Caribbean Cetacean Network and has conducted research on humpback whales in the Caribbean since 1978. She is the Sister Sanctuary Program Director for NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Program (USA) and the marine policy consultant for United Nations Caribbean Environment Programme. Dr. Ward has developed marine protected areas educational materials and programmes in the Eastern Caribbean since 1984. She has authored numerous scientific publications and marine mammal field guides as well as children’s books on whales, dolphins, sharks and coral reefs. She resides in Bequia, SVG and Woods Hole, Massachusetts.