Karen Stone

Scientific Diver, Educational Outreach


VEPA was started in 2009 by concerned residents of Vava’u to conserve and protect the natural resources of Vava’u. VEPA has four focus areas aimed at ensuring biodiversity and conservation, increasing knowledge exchange and securing sustainable livelihoods. Karen Stone helped set up VEPA in 2009 and has since taken on a larger role in the management and running of the NGO. Karen has lived in the Kingdom of Tonga for 8 years and has a strong commitment to the conservation and awareness of Vava’u’s natural resources.