Larissa Hale

Managing Director of Indigenous Women of the Great Barrier Reef & The Earthshot Prize 2022 Winner

  • Winner of Revive Our Oceans of The Earthshot Prize 2022
  • Former Cook Shire Councillor
  • Former Managing Director of Yuku-Baja-Muliku Landowners & Reserves Ltd

Larissa Hale is the Managing Director of the Indigenous Women of The Great Barrier Reef project, which recently won the prestigious Earthshot prize, 2022, for the Revive Our Oceans category. A Yuku Baja Muliku woman from Cape York Queensland, Larissa combines ancient knowledge passed down from ancestors with modern-day technology to protect the Great Barrier Reef. Moreover, by sharing conservation techniques and specialist knowledge, she is building the next generation of women rangers to protect the fragile Barrier Reef ecosystem.

The innovative programme headed by Larissa has so far trained 60 women to become qualified rangers and is also supplying vital data on the condition of one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. Furthermore, the group plays a crucial role in protecting sites of great cultural and spiritual significance. Alongside this substantial project, Larissa is also a Cook Shire Councillor and Managing Director of the Yuku-Baja-Muliku Landowner & Reserves Ltd.

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