Dr Zeehan Jaafar receives SeaKeepers of the World award
Dr. Zeehan Jaafar from the Department of Biological Sciences at NUS Faculty of Science, has received the SeaKeepers of the World award from the International SeaKeepers Society. Launched in 2015, the award recognises individuals who demonstrate a commitment to scientific research and conservation of the oceans.
Dr Jaafar has played an exemplary role in spearheading conservation efforts of imperiled marine habitats in the region through scientific research, restoration efforts, and public education. In particular, the award highlights her role as Lead Editor for the Singapore Blue Plan 2018 that proposes a set of holistic recommendations for the preservation of marine areas in Singapore with a 10-year outlook. She was also lauded for her efforts in mentoring young marine scientists throughout the Southeast Asian region.