Dr Vik Mohan is passionate about biodiversity conservation and global social justice. He is a practicing GP in Exeter, Medical Director to Blue Ventures Conservation and architect of their award winning Population, Health and Environment (PHE) programme, which integrates community based health services with marine conservation and fisheries activities. He has witnessed first-hand the multiple benefits of working in this integrated and holistic way, from improved natural resource management and community resilience, through to improvements in maternal and child health. Over the last ten years he has overseen the expansion of this approach throughout Madagascar, and has made it his mission to support partners to replicate this approach for coastal communities in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, the Comoros, India, Indonesia and East Timor.
When he’s not working he loves nothing more than surfing, being on his mountain bike or witnessing our magnificent global biodiversity. Now with a young family, he hopes that his daughter will have the opportunity to witness this too.