Lida is the engine of the Coral Triangle programme. On a day-to-day basis, she coordinates activities with the strategy, communications and policy teams to achieve the programme’s goals. A lot of this work involves nurturing partnerships with The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International.
What Lida finds the most challenging is raising the stakes for all relevant parties so that conservation of the Coral Triangle goes beyond “business as usual”. But the importance and beauty of the place--combined with the good intentions and willingness of partners to collaborate--makes it all worthwhile.