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Ahmad Mukminin
Aceh Seascape Coordinator
Employed by WCS for ten years, Ahmad has extensive experience in Karimunjawa and Aceh, having worked and lived in Aceh for the past six years. He has made significant contributions to MPA zoning processes, coordinating the day-to-day activities of local staff, assisting with obtaining necessary permits, cultivating relationships with government officials and local leaders, helping to convene technical training courses. Additionally, Ahmad plays a key role in the development and implementation of MPA management and zoning plans. He responsible for interpretation of data and cooperation with the Program Director and other team members to incorporate results into the government management planning processes.
Efin Muttaqin
Karimunjawa Project Coordinator
In 2014, Efin has finished his Master Degree at Bogor Agricultural Institute majoring in Coast and Ocean Resources Management with the theme of coral ecosystem management post coral bleaching. He has joined WCS-IP from 2008 until now. He has background of survey design, coral ecosystem data acquisition specializing in reef ecologist and he also holds Dive Master from Scuba Schools International. Currently he serves as WCS-IP Marine Program Coordinator for Karimunjawa and Taka Bonerate National park, who responsible to coordinate all WCS-IP’s project and communicate with related stakeholders. Efin also actively write as author and co-author in several active scientific publication and participate in seminars and workshops.
Shinta Pardede
WCS-Indonesia Reef Fish Biologist
Employed by WCS since 2003, Shinta has responsibility to manage field surveys and the science components of projects. Shinta received her MA in Biology from Boston University. Her focus was on the genetics of Indonesian reef fish. Shinta has Divemaster certification from NAUI.
Tasrif Kartawijaya
Fisheries Project Coordinator
Employed by WCS since 2004, Tasrif received his MSc in Fisheries at Bogor Agricultural University, His research was on reef fisheries dynamic in Karimunjawa National Park. Tasrif is an experienced reef fish ecologist, marine resources planning and policy, and was instrumental in providing technical advice on design, management plan and zoning system for several marine protected areas in Indonesia, as he has been succeeded with developing one for Karimunjawa National Park and Gili Matra Marine Recreational Park. He will continue to work on marine policy issues, fisheries science and management system, also playing around with some fisheries data analysis. Tasrif is an experienced CMAS two star diver.
Sonny Tasidjawa, BSc
WCS-Sulawesi Project Leader
Employed by WCS for two years, Sonny’s responsibilities include the design, implementation, and management of fisheries programs for government and communities, designing and leading surveillance and fisheries training programs, leading sustainable financing and alternative livelihood projects and integrated community development projects. Sonny has direct links with governments and communities in Sulawesi and recently joined WCS from The Nature Conservancy.
Sofi Mardiah
Wildlife Trade Policy Program Manager
Sofi Mardiah is a Wildlife Trade Policy Program Manager for Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-Indonesia Program, working to support Government of Indonesia to understand and strengthen the national policy and regulatory framework for conservation and wildlife trade, including regulation governing enforcement of wildlife crimes. Sofi has worked in research and project management include several years with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) working on Global Comparative Study on REDD+ focusing on national policies and processes, Integrated Law Enforcement Approach for Forest Crimes Project and the United Nation Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) responsible for Forest Crimes Programme. She holds a Master’s in Environmental and Natural Resources Management with major on Environmental Policies. Her main interests include research on forest policy, forestry corruption, REDD+, and spatial planning as well as forest and wildlife crimes.
Rhemawati Wijaya
Communication Officer
Rhemawati Wijaya is Communication Officer of WCS-IP who responsible for handling external communication materials especially dealing with press and campaign to create awareness to protect wildlife. She also manages WCS-IP’s website content and social media. Prior joining to WCS-IP, she worked as communication officer in a multi-national company in Jakarta and strategic communication agency, where she starts her interest in communication activity. Previously, Rhema has already involved in rebranding project, event management, press kit development, media relations, media monitoring, and sponsorship. She holds a bachelor degree in political science majoring international relations from Parahyangan Catholic University.

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