Lida Pet-Soede's Blog

Dr. Lida Pet-Soede leads the WWF Coral Triangle Programme. She is currently based in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has graduate degrees in fisheries biology and management, aquaculture and socio-economics of developing countries from the Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands and a PhD. in Fisheries Biology and Management from the same school. Born in the Netherlands, she enjoys living in Indonesia with her family and takes frequent trips showing her two daughters the beauty of the Coral Triangle.
Working in the world's center of marine life
September 23, 2013

As Head of the WWF Coral Triangle Programme, I find myself doing as the title of this blog says—oftentimes metaphorically, and once in a while, if I’m lucky, quite literally.
 
I consider myself very fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of conserving this vast and unique marine region alongside equally passionate and efficient partners—all sharing the same vision to secure the welfare of the valuable yet threatened natural resources of the Coral Triangle.
 
For this maiden Ecozine blog entry, I would like to give you a general view of this special place we work in and the kind of efforts WWF has initiated and implemented throughout the years to ensure that the people, species, and places of the Coral Triangle remain vibrant for present and future generations.
 
The World’s Centre of Marine Life
 
The Coral Triangle is...

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