Geraldine Werhahn wins Future for Nature Award

A huge congratulations to Geraldine Werhahn on being awarded a prestigious Future for Nature Award. The Award celebrates tangible achievements in protecting wild animal and plant species, and in the case of Geraldine, celebrates her work with the Himalayan Wolves Project.

Geraldine said: I feel extremely honoured to receive the Future For Nature Award 2018. It is a great motivation to continue working at our very best for Himalayan wildlife research and conservation. My team and I strive for innovative and sustainable conservation solutions informed by the best science.

Geraldine Werhahn is engaged in the conservation research around the overlooked Himalayan wolf Canis (lupus) himalayensis found in the high altitudes of the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau. The Himalayan wolf presents an evolutionary unique and ancient wolf lineage that requires formal taxonomic description and conservation action.

With the Future For Nature Award Geraldine and her team of early career Nepalese scientists will expand their research and implement strategies to decrease human-wildlife in these yet still pristine high altitude wildernesses where the Himalayan wolf roams.