Winners FFN Award 2016

January 8, 2016

And the winners are …..

Future For Nature proudly presents to you the three winners of the Future For Nature Award 2016. This year we have a Dutch winner: Wietse van der Werf, founder of The Black Fish Foundation, protecting threatened fish species in European seas. An American winner: Matthew Shirley, working in Gabon and particularly focussing on endangered crocodile species ànd a winner from Vietnam: Thai Van Nguyen, founder and executive director of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife.

Wietse van der Werf: “I am sure to speak for all three of us when referring to this prize as a game-changer for our individual efforts and projects.”

FFN will present their work to the audience the next couple of weeks. These young men will be eager to present their work on April 15th at Royal Burgers’ Zoo, Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Let’s not forget to applaud the other four nominees. Naftali Honig, Tiasa Adhya, Andrew Lemieux and Kerstin Forsberg. Thanks for your participation and keep up the good spirit and work!


Wietse van der Werf op boot

Sunda pangolin Manis javanica Thai Van Nguyen, Executive Director of Save Vietnam's Wildlife, holding three-month-old baby that was rescued and is in rehabilitation Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program, Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam *Captive - rescued from poachers *Model release available