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Patrizia Patti, founder of Ecomarine Malta, talks about the balance between marine conservancy & tourism and how Ecomarine Malta aims to increase awareness about marine ecosystems through tourism.

In this episode of the Climate Friendly Travel Podcast, host Ged Brown discusses with marine biologist, Patrizia Patti, the balance between marine conservancy and tourism. Patti is the founder of Ecomarine Malta, an organization aiming to increase awareness about marine ecosystems through tourism. Besides offering tours for educational purposes, Ecomarine Malta actively collects scientific data for use in marine biology research. Patrizia emphasizes the potential of tourism to work for conservation and discusses the significance of shared knowledge for increased awareness and purposeful travel. She believes that education and collaboration can make a significant impact on environmental conservation.

The following things are covered in the podcast:

  • • Meet Patrizia Patti: Marine Biologist and Founder of Ecomarine Malta

    • The Intersection of Marine Biology and Tourism

    • Patrizia's Journey and the Birth of Ecomarine Malta

    • The Importance of Marine Education and Awareness

    • Ecomarine Malta's Sustainable Marine Tours

    • The Role of Ecomarine Malta in Conservation and Tourism

    • The Impact of Ecomarine Malta's Tours

    • The State of Malta's Marine Environment

    • The Role of Tourism in Marine Conservation

    • Patrizia's Optimism for the Future of the Environment

    • The Power of Meaningful Travel

    • Conclusion and Invitation to Join Ecomarine Malta

    • You can join Patrizia, Ecomarine Malta and hundreds more like-minded people and organisations by joining Climate Friendly Travel and indeed become an ambassador by signing up to join The SunX Registry at , or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx Co-founder