Dr. Paula Kahumbu is one of the most recognized woman working in conservation in Africa. She was recently awarded the incredibly prestigious Whitley Gold Award for all her hard work in preserving wildlife in Africa. Dr. Kahumbu was instrumental in helping to curb the ivory trade in Kenya. She hosts a television show, Wildlife Warriors, that is one of the most popular shows in Kenya. She is leading efforts to set up an Environmental Justice Desk to help solve human-wildlife conflicts. Her list of accomplishments and projects goes on and on. She is a true conservation hero and an inspirational leader to not only so many women across the world, but anyone with an interest in animal conservation.
You can learn more about Dr. Paula Kahumbu’s work in Kenya by visiting the Whitely Fund for Nature’s Award page HERE