Brigitta Gunawan is a National Geographic Young Explorer and winner of the Ocean Awards Young Initiative by Blue Marine Foundation in partnership with BOAT International. As an ocean advocate, she leads innovative environmental education initiatives to foster meaningful ocean protection in Indonesia and beyond. She was granted seed funding by the National Geographic Society, The Nature Conservancy, and Paragon One in 2022 to establish the 30x30 Coral Garden, restoring local reefs in Tulamben, Bali whilst providing a recreational site that emphasizes the importance of ocean protection. In 2021, she launched 30x30 Indonesia – a movement igniting community engagement to advance marine protected areas in her country and support the global goal of protecting 30% of the ocean by 2030 (30x30).
Founder of 30x30 Indonesia