Kenyan Paula Kahumbu wins the 2011 National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation


Dear Friends,Our Chairman, Paula Kahumbu, a Kenyan conservationist and 2011 National Geographic Emerging Explorer has just been named winner of the prestigious National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation. 

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This $25,000 prize is awarded each year to one conservationist from Africa for his or her outstanding work and lifetime contributions that further the understanding and practice of conservation in their country. Paula has been recognized for her conservation efforts and for her leadership and dedication in managing and protecting Kenya’s natural resources. Attached is a press release on  this year’s Buffett Award winners — there is also an award for Latin American conservation, that went to Moi Enomenga, a member of the Huaorani people of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Find attached a profile of Paula, that highlights specific conservation campaigns.

Paula Kahumbu profile PK

We take this opportunity to congratulate Paula for her continued enthusiasm which is an inspiration to both the young and the old and more-so to young upcoming Conservationist who have greater challenges ahead of them as they try to safeguard our wildlife and environment. We are indeed honored to have Paula as our chair and already she deserves another feather on her cap for the work she so far done with FoNNaP in the past few months.

Congratulations Paula.

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6 responses to “Kenyan Paula Kahumbu wins the 2011 National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation

  1. Congratulations Paula!! You’re a great example for us all, and an inspiration in Wildlife Conservation! All the best in your future endeavours!
    Hongera!! 🙂
    Proud To Be Kenyan!

    • Thank you Daniela and Uwe. It has been such a humbling experience. I really appreciate all your support.

  2. Congratulations Paula, specially for all the time and work for what you are doing for the Kenya Wildlife Conservation.
    Greetings from Holland Tinah.

  3. I have met you several times and i am inspired by your energy and enthusiasm about the things you care about. That award was long overdue. Best wishes in everything.

    Greetings from Clemson University!

  4. Hi Paula,
    Congratualtions to you Paula. By the way i have always wnted to join National Geographic programes/activities in Kenya. I love nature and that love into maeningful activities to conserve nature and promote its peaceful co-existence with humans.

    Paula, how can i join the Kenyan Chapter ? What is your mobile phone cantact ?

    Currently I am based in Mombasa.

    Alex K. Mutisya
    0705-184 161
    alex.mutisya@toyotakenya.com

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