President, Tambora Muda Indonesia
Sheherazade (Shera) is the President of Tambora Muda Indonesia, a national level network established in 2015 that aims to build the capacity of young Indonesian conservationists. Originally from the Indonesian island Sulawesi, well-known for its endemic animals, Shera dedicated most of her life on this island. She worked on a range of issues, such as conducting research on ecosystem services and bushmeat trade, establishing a community-based conservation (poniki.id), and advocating the conservation of neglected yet threatened species. Shera obtained a B.Sc. in biology at Universitas Indonesia, then a M.Sc. in wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida. She is currently working at Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Indonesia Program as a Conservation Science Specialist. The passion for biodiversity conservation is something that Shera and her friends would like to inspire through Tambora Muda while supporting the young people to achieve their dream of working in the conservation field. Training, seminars, live talks, and the most recent and fun one, the Conservation Camp, are examples of what they have been doing in Tambora to create knowledgeable and skilful future conservationists, which Indonesia and the world needs!