April 3, 2021

The Bid Idea: Interview U.S. Mission to ASEAN with Rafid Shidqi

Heard of Thresher Shark Indonesia? Rafid Shidqi is protecting endangered thresher sharks in Southeast Asia. He was a prior member of the Indonesian Manta Project and worked for manta rays ecology research and conservation in Raja Ampat, West Papua. He then shifted his research to focus on shark conservation. He is an alumnus of an East-West Center program and the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). He is also studying coastal science and policy at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Interested in Southeast Asian sharks, shark research, ocean life, legal and illegal fishing, shark diving, saving sharks, scuba diving, shark attacks, jaws, sharks in Indonesia, shark conservation, shark fishing, shark dives, sea life, marine life, shark cage diving, shark science, megalodons, and more? The Big Idea is a series in which U.S. Mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations spokesperson Jason Seymour interviews prominent leaders and changemakers from Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Join us for our future interviews with amazing Bruneians, Burmese, Cambodians, East Timorese, Laotians, Malaysians, Indonesians, Filipinos, Singaporeans, Thai, and Vietnamese leaders!

Watch Rafid’s Interview and Spokesperson Jason Seymour, from U.S. Mission to ASEAN in this youtube channel