These 12 young marine conservationists and future leaders have reached the final round of selection for the 2016 MantaWatch Internship Program. Now we need your help to select the four applicants that have what it takes to become 2016 MantaWatch Interns.
This year we’ve again teamed up with Guy’s Trust to offer four fully funded scholarships to MIP-2016. MIP is a professional development program specifically designed for exceptional Indonesian students embarking on a career in marine conservation, research or management. The selected interns will work alongside MantaWatch experts, receiving professional experience and training while playing a key role in conservation, education and outreach programs.
Help us select the four 2016 MantaWatch Interns by clicking ‘Recommend” on the candidates you think have what it takes to become marine conservation ambassadors and future leaders.
Towards my future goals as a Marine Scientist, I am keen on creating a significant change in the conservation field for sustainable development. Support me to be part of the change, for our ocean ecosystems. Thank You
Amelia Setya Nur Kumala
Hi! I am Amelia, a biologist from Diponegoro University Semarang, Indonesia. I am knowledgeable about ecology, animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, and the relation among them, which are the basic important points in conservation. i want to leverage my knowledge for preserving Indonesia’s rich marine biodiversity. Joining MIP will greatly improve my skill to be a professional scientist and conservationist.
Halo! My Name is Danastri currently studying International Relations in Parahyangan Catholic University.
Indonesia is consisted of islands that beautiful and has many potentials under the sea. However, there are still many people who do not use it well, including us. We often forgot to behave well when doing activities at sea. When catching fishes, there are still many people who use chemicals materials and while diving sometimes we forget to follow diving ethics. Even there is people who catches protected marine biota illegally, such as Manta.
Mantas are often hunted for their benefits. With a reduced number of manta in the sea, effecting the life cycle in the ocean become dangerous. As an Indonesian who lived in the Archipelago and surrounded by sea, it has become our job to concern about this issue.
Considering the program requires young people who have a passion to conserve manta, I believe I have something what it takes.
Im euis zulfiaty, Im a fisheries student in Brawijaya University.
My opinion conservation is not just about take action on their habitat, but conservation is also about how to approach the main actor. I have towards to balance the both of the kays for future. I highly hope this internship can improve my konowledge to manta conservation and I want to take action to make fishermen aware about manta population.
Fadli Jaka Kasyfurrahman
Hello! I’m Jaka, I’m student of Marine Science in Diponegoro Univeristy. As a student of marine science, I have a dream to be a marine conservationist and ecologist, so in the future I can taking part to protect our ocean. Join MantaWatch is a step for me to realize my dream, because I believe, by join MantaWatch Internship Program 2016, I will get great lessons about marine conservation and ecology, especially about manta ray. Please vote me to become MantaWatch Ambassador 2016.
Muhammad Soffa Firdaus
Hello! My name is Muhammad Soffa Firdaus. I’m study in Padjadjaran University majoring marine science. Conservation is important step to protect marine resources like mantarays. I hope this program can give me experience to be young marine scientist and attract people to protect manta rays and others marine resources in Indonesia. Lets enjoy and protect our oceans ! Support me for Mantawatch Internship Program 2016. Best regards, Muhammad Soffa Firdaus.
Hi Guys! My name is Rafid Shidqi, a Marine Science student from University of Jenderal Soedirman, Purwokerto. My biggest goal in life is to be a torch in succeeding marine conservation effort in Indonesia. I wish to create a successful sharks and manta rays conservation through multiple understanding of ecology and social science, as well increasing the education of coastal community for prosperity and sustainable development. Through this program, I wish I could reach one step to realize my dream. Don’t forget to vote me! Best, Rafid Shidqi
Retno Kusuma Ningrum
Holla ! please introduce myself, I am Retno Kusuma Ningrum a student representative of Universitas Padjadjaran. Indonesia as an archipelago country surrounded by the sea become one of my reason to learn more about marine science. This is become my first step to contribute in developing marine sector in Indonesia. My interest in conserving marine’s ecosystem is very relevant to MantaWatch Internship Program. I want to enhance my skill in marine conservation. In the future, I want to keep moving on my passion in marine’s biota conservation and increasing awareness to people to conserve marine ecosystem. So, please help me guys to reach one of my life’s goal ! don’t forget to vote me by press the like button below
Sari Indriani Putri
Hello Everyone, Indonesia is rich in culture and biodiversity, but unfortunately the biggest manta ray hunting culture is found in Indonesia.
I’m Sari (21, IPB) a candidate for MantaWatch Intership Program 2016. Please vote for me as MantaWatch Ambassador 2016 by liking my profile video. thankyou guys 🙂
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Tri Nur Sujatmiko
I’m Tri Nur Sujatmiko, presently studying at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB). MantaWatch Internship Program is directed for young scientist and future leader in the field of marine conservation. Being selected as one of the top 12 is such a great opportunity from MantaWatch. But, I need your vote to be the top 4 and having a chance to learn interesting lessons and knowledge as MantaWatch Ambassador 2016.