Women in Conservation

A Geneticist’s Journey to Conserve the Diversity of Life

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Noviar Andayani at an opening talk at wildlife genetics workshop hosted by WCS and University of Indonesia. Photo credit: ©WCS Indonesia Program
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Noviar Andayani. Photo credit: ©WCS Indonesia Program.

“As a young girl, I saw my future looking through the lens of a microscope to study the number and structure of living things’ chromosomes. In time, I shifted my interest from trying to understand how life diversified to how to preserve the diversity of life.”

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Noviar Andayani addresses a gathering of WCS Indonesia staff in 2017. Photo credit: ©WCS Indonesia Program.

While we are continuing our long-standing tradition of ‘muddy boots’ interventions on the ground — and in the water — to support the government in protecting wildlife and its habitats, we are also working to generate stronger political support for wildlife conservation in Indonesia.

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Andayani on trip to Danum Valley, Sabah, Malaysia. Photo credit: ©WCS Indonesia Program.

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