Bee eater in Okavango Delta, Botswana, 2007. —Cecilia Simon, 2014 Fellow


Kerstin is one of six Whitley Award winners recognized for their work with local communities to protect threatened wildlife and their habitat around the globe. The Whitley Awards is often referred to as the ‘Green Oscars.’ Winners each receive £40,000 in funding. Kerstin will use her award to strengthen capacity for community-based manta ecotourism, providing technical and financial support to fishers and expanding awareness and education programs for youth.
Congratulations to Kerstin!