Annalise is a teacher of Geography, having also taught Environmental Science and is a licensed tourist guide (specialising in nature walks) and environmental educator having worked/volunteered/campaigned with various ENGOs and at numerous protected natural sites in the Maltese Islands.
She has been active with voluntary environmental NGO’s since the early 1990s namely in ARBOR, Marine Life Care Group and Society for the Study and Conservation of Nature (now collectively known as Nature Trust Malta), the Vegetarian Society of Malta, BirdLife Malta, The Gaia Foundation, Friends of the Earth Malta, The Malta Water Association, Ramblers Association of Malta, worked as a visitors’ guide at the Argotti Botanic Gardens and as a volunteer at WWF’s Miramare Marine Reserve, Trieste (Italy). In 2003 she co-authored “Malta, Gozo and Comino – Off the Beaten Track”, a Nature Trust guide for the local countryside, as well as a set of 8 walking guides for countryside walks with the Ministry of Gozo. Over the years she has contributed many sightings of rare and endangered species in the Maltese Islands (both terrestrial and marine flora and fauna) as well as taking part in citizen science projects on marine mammals, bats, pelagic seabirds (namely Yelkouan and Scopoli’s Shearwaters) and shark species. Her environmental work included widespread monitoring and reporting of illegal development and dumping, illegal hunting and trapping activities.
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