Skip to content

Shawn Peabody

  • B.S.
  • Technical Specialist
  • Environmental Incentives
  • 9Followers
  • 10Following


Shawn is leading efforts to develop a proven, scalable conservation model to empower coastal communities to manage their fisheries and other key natural resources. As part of this effort, he is developing training materials, participatory scientific monitoring activities and data collection and dissemination tools, all of which will facilitate the rapid and cost effective expansion of community conservation around Madagascar. Shawn also assists with planning, oversight and fundraising activities for BV field sites in Andavadoake and Belo sur Mer and will oversee BV expansion to a third site in Madagascar in the future. Previous to his current position, Shawn was Velondriake MPA Project Coordinator from January 2009 to August 2010. Before that, he was Project Coordinator for Reef Doctor in Ifaty, Madagascar since 2007. Shawn served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer from 2005 - 2007, in the remote coastal village of Antsanitia near Mahajunga, Madagascar. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, he worked on agriculture and public health. Shawn led development of Velondriake Management plan, the first truly participatory management plan in Madagascar, and oversaw rapid expansion of the BV Conservation team in Andavadoake from 4 to 12 staff in 18 months. Together with Lalao, Shawn developed, tested, and oversaw implementation of first community-based marine resource monitoring program in Madagascar. He also oversaw the transformation of socio-economic research programme in Velondriake to allow for rapid-response feedback gathering on MPA activities in order to improve adaptive management efforts. As supervisor for the Vezo Aho social marketing campaign against destructive fishing practices, he contributing daily technical assistance, oversight and planning to the campaign.

Professional experience

Technical Specialist

Environmental Incentives

March 2014 - Present

Country Director, Madagascar

Blue Ventures Conservation

March 2012 - March 2014(2 years)

Conservation Coordinator

Blue Ventures Conservation

October 2010 - March 2012(a year)

Andavadoaka Project Manager

Blue Ventures

January 2009 - June 2010(a year)

Project Manager

Reef Doctor

August 2007 - December 2008(a year)

Environment Volunteer

US Peace Corps

February 2005 - May 2007(2 years)


B.S. Environmental Science and Policy

University of Maryland, College Park

September 2001 - June 2004(3 years)

Followers (9)

Explore network

Following (10)

Explore network