Tell us about yourself
My name is Isabelle, I am half English and half Greek with a passion for art and animals. I grew up with a household full of animals and I am constantly painting them in my home in Devon. I am 24 years old and live in the country.
Where did your whale love start?
Growing up I was always very interested in marine conservation. I loved sharks and as I have got older I have found a great love for whales. They are such beautiful creatures that look to me like they have the most beautiful souls. Whilst in Iceland I saw 3 Humpback Whales swim close to the harbour and it was one of the most amazing moments of my life (sounds dramatic but it is true!)
What current ocean conservation issue do you feel most strongly about?
It feel very strongly about the issue of plastic in our oceans amongst many other issues with climate change.
What have you changed in your life to help save whales?
I try to do what I can. I am very big on recycling and try to avoid plastic products where I can (eg bringing metal straws with me). I spend a lot of time in Cyprus and my sister and I find it physically impossible to not pick up the plastic on the beach or in the sea, I know only small changes but every little helps. I also adopted a Humpback Whale named “Reflection” through the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society through monthly payments.
What advice would you give to others to take steps in their lives to help whales?
Be aware of how your actions can affect the world. Don’t think that we are too far gone. If every one makes a difference and tried to give back we can help our oceans and the whales and other fish inside of them.