Occupation: Researcher, Environment General Authority
Specialty: Biodiversity conservation
Best part about my job: Working in the field, especially surveying beaches and working with fishermen.
Biggest challenges I face: Lack of commitment to sea turtle conservation.
The most unusual or exciting thing that’s happened to me while working in the field: Sleeping two hours on the line between seawater and sands awaiting a rescue car for our sunken car in the sands of Tillil in July ‘97
Why I like being a member of the MTSG: It is an honor to be a member, and gives a great opportunity for exchanging knowledge and experiences.
Turtle researcher / conservationist I most admire: Many: Luc Laurent, D. Margaritoulis and A. Demetropoulis and others
When I’m not working on turtles I like to: Travel to natural sites in Libya and the world.
Ten years from now, I hope I will be doing: A comprehensive network of protected areas for sea turtles on the Libyan coast.
Relevant links to find out more about me and my work: www.seaturtle.org