MTSG Co-Chair Dr. Nicolas Pilcher Honored as an IUCN Conservation Hero

Photo of Nicolas Pilcher
Assisted by his daughter Leilana, Nick conducts a laparoscopic examination of a turtle in Australia.

Marine Turtle Specialist Group Co-Chair Dr. Nicolas Pilcher is honored this month as one of IUCN’s Conservation Heroes for his extensive work in marine turtle conservation. Based in Sabah, Malaysia where he founded Marine Research Foundation, a local non-profit organization, Nick has worked throughout the world to establish and support marine turtle conservation programs. This includes ongoing collaborations with local communities, fishermen, and businesses in the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific region. To learn more about Nick’s work, head over to IUCN’s website to see the full profile.

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