While still studying Marine and Fisheries Sciences Faculty, Hasanuddin University, Yusran has volunteered at Marine Conservation Foundation Indonesia. After graduating, Yusran became the Research and Development Division Manager there and was then trusted to be an Executive Director. At the same time Yusran also became a consultant for WWF Indonesia. In 2010, Yusran joined MAP Indonesia as a Senior Environmental Project Officer and implemented a 400 ha mangrove rehabilitation program in the Tanakeke Islands. Yusran was trusted to lead the Blue Forests from 2015 – 2018 as Director. During his leadership period, Yusran managed to undertake various ecological assessment programs and mangrove restoration.