Name: Didik Kassas
Country: Papua New Guinea
Location: Riwo, Madang Lagoon

Didik is from Riwo Village, situated along coast of Madang Lagoon in Papua New Guinea. He has been actively involved in marine resource conservation in his community for more than seven years. A carpenter and boatman by trade, Didik works with both WWF-Madang and Wetlands International-Oceania representatives to raise awareness in communities about the Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in Madang Lagoon. Trained in Reef Check monitoring methods, Didik also works with monitoring teams to perform coral reef and fish surveys inside the protected areas. Didik is a WMA committee member for his own clan’s Tabad Island WMA. Read more about Madang Lagoon.
Photo by Daisy Flores-Salgado