SWFSC Scientist, Manjula Tiwari, Recognized by U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, for her Conservation Work

Scientist Receives NOAA Fisheries Species in the Spotlight Hero Award
Dr. Fitry Pakiding (far right) receives a "Species in the Spotlight" hero award for Pacific leatherback conservation work, accompanied by Dr. Manjula Tiwari (center). 

The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta hosted Dr. Manjula Tiwari, of NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center, and Dr. Fitry Pakiding, of the State University of Papua (UNIPA), at the @America Cultural Center for a discussion on the importance of Pacific leatherback turtle conservation. With a near 80 percent decline in the nesting population of Western Pacific leatherbacks, raising awareness about the need for conservation is critical. Dr. Tiwari and Dr. Pakiding spoke about balancing Pacific leatherback sea turtles and local communities in Papua Barat. Read more about this on NOAA Fisheries Feature Stories.

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