Six women who work to save the world’s most endangered wildlife

The Extinction Chronicles

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These women are determined to protect the planet and its most vulnerable species

A loggerhead turtle hatchling makes its way to the sea.
A loggerhead turtle hatchling makes its way to the sea. Photograph: Randall Hill/Reuters

1 ‘My experiences inspired me to pursue this career’

Elizabeth Whitman.
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Elizabeth Whitman. Photograph: Global FinPrint

Elizabeth Whitman is a doctoral candidate in the department of biological science at Florida International University. She has developed a research programme focusing on the factors influencing habitat use of green turtles and the role of this endangered species in marine ecosystems.

Whitman says that her upbringing played a significant part in her decision to pursue a career in conservation. “My mother always encouraged me to explore my surroundings and I was fortunate enough to be able to travel and experience a variety of environments at a young age. These experiences inspired me to pursue a career in science, to assist conservation and management of marine…

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