Ocean Witness TikaWakatobi, Sulawesi
“The ocean’s beauty inspires me to take good care of her.” Tika Sumolang lives on an Indonesian island and has cherished the ocean ever since an early age. Living by the ocean, and in her job as Marine Protected Area and Biodiversity Officer with WWF, she witnesses a lot of change in the maritime environment. One of the things she’s confronted with, is the severity and effects of plastic pollution of the ocean. Determined to turn this situation around, Tika is part of a community that connects residents and the local government to make a change for her beloved ocean. Today, she shares her story.