It’s unnerving to think that each year, hundreds of whales and dolphins strand on the shores of New Zealand. In fact, New Zealand has the highest stranding rate in the world. Some are sick or injured; others are perfectly healthy and need a helping hand back into the water. 300 strand in New Zealand each year and mass stranding can also be common, which can involve 100s of animals at a time. But if you were to see a beached whale how many of us actually know how to help these magnificent marine mammals get back to the water?
Poppy is originally from the UK but currently lives in a small van parked up somewhere in Australia! She gained a primary school teaching degree from Plymouth University and specialises in science. Poppy has an absolute passion and drive for environmental education and enjoys working anywhere in this field. She is a keen traveller, seeing and learning as much as possible around the world. Her big dream is to own a business, teaching children about the wonders of the outdoors and our natural world. Poppy believes that people, and children in particular, will only want to save what they love. So her mission is to help people to see the wonders of our world, and lead them on a journey to loving it.