Tommy Melo


Tommy Melo is one of the founders of Biosfera 1, and the Director of Conservation of the NGO. After graduating in Biology in the Coimbra´s University, he follow he complete his studies by getting a postgraduate degree in Oceanography from the University of Azores. Tommy is one of the pillars of the organization that for several years has been fully dedicated to the conservation of Nature. In 2014 he undertakes the president role of the NGO.


Blandine Mélis


She's marine biologist and director of Biosfera since December 2018. She has implemented and coordinated coastal and marine resources conservation projects in West Africa for about 20 years.



Nadina Rodrigues


Graduated in Business Management in the ISCEE, she has been in charge of all the administrative part of the NGO since 2014.



Nathalie Almeida


Nathalie got a master degree in Conservation Biology in the University of Évora. Right now she is the artistic designer of the NGO.



Patrícia Rocha


Patrícia is responsible for the coordination of the NGO's digital communication. She got a degree in "Marine Biology" in the University of Algarve, and a Master in Ecology and Marine Conservation,



Christian Mosso


Graduated in Communication Sciences - Audiovisual and Multimedia. Image communication technician and responsible for the Biosphere´s website.



Hernany Almeida


Administrative Assistant in Biosphere1.






The vessel Jairo Mora Sandoval kindly donated by GLOBAL SEA SHEPHERD is the main boat providing the assistance to the ongoing conservation projects.




Ivan Pires


Captain of the vessel Jairo Mora Sandoval.



José Melo


He is one of the founders of Biosphere 1 and currently the first mate of the vessel Jairo Mora Sandoval. As an environmentalist, José Melo actively collaborates in all projects, mainly the ones involving bird monitoring in the islet of Raso. He is also responsible for the NGO social media. In July of 2017 in the celebration gala “Somos Cape Verde 2017”, José Melo was awarded "Man of the Year".



Dave Spencer


Sailor and auxiliary machinery with training in mechanics.







Isabel Rodrigues


Graduated in Marine Biology and Fisheries from the University of Cape Verde, she coordinates the work carried out at Ilheu Raso´s island and she is also in charge of being the technician responsible for the monitoring and counting of migratory birds at "ETAR Sao Vicente", included in the "Passim project".



Arielson Delgado


Graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of Cape Verde. He has been responsible for the monitoring and protection of sea turtles in Santa Luzia since July 2017.



Kenny Delgado


Volunteer since 2013 is currently an NGO field technician.



Stefan Antunes


NGO field technician.


Every year, Biosfera 1 receives a number of national and international volunteers who provide essential assistance to projects carried out by the NGO. It would be impossible to list them all, but Biosfera 1 thanks you for your dedication and support in our conservation efforts. If you want to become a volunteer in Biosphere 1, see how you can do it here.