Chris Englezou

Chris is an aquatic researcher and naturalist primarily interested in freshwater teleosts, crustacea, and macrophytes. His personal research includes the freshwater and coastal habitats on the island of Cyprus and the natural aquatic habitats, as well as the ecological impacts of unsustainable practices occurring in the Amazon and Orinoco basins. Chris has over 25 years of experience with aquarium fish keeping and husbandry, and 20 years working on small-scale wildlife pond installation and wildflower meadows with local community groups.

“There are so many more amazing organisms to be discovered out there in the aquatic habitats of our beautiful planet, but there is equally so much work we need to do to repair the damage we are doing every single day. We need to fast-track the younger generations into a future of sustainability and respect for the natural environment, to a future where they truly understand the crucial role freshwater habitats play in the survival of all species on Earth”. Chris Englezou (Founder of Freshwater Life Project)