Anna Oposa

Anna R. Oposa

Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Mermaid of Save Philippine Seas

Anna R. Oposa is the Executive Director and “Chief Mermaid” of Save Philippine Seas, a movement to protect coastal and marine resources by empowering seatizens towards collective action and behavior change. She graduated with a degree in BA English Studies from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and obtained her MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College London as a Chevening scholar.

Anna has been recognized locally and internationally for her work in environmental conservation and youth development: she was the youngest and first Filipino recipient of the Future for Nature Award in 2012; Devex’s 40 Under 40 Developmental Leaders in 2013; one of the 2021 awardees for the Ten Outstanding Young Men and Women of the Philippines, and one of the 2022 awardees for The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service. In 2020, she was named as one of the 2020 Most Influential Philanthropists by Tatler Asia.

Outside Save Philippine Seas, she has worked as a consultant for the Asian Development Bank, and the UN Environment Programme for various ocean health, species conservation, and circular economy projects. She is also passionate about puns, punctuation marks, lipsticks, and wearing sunscreen everyday.

She is a Councillor of the World Future Council.