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Paula Kahumbu


Considered a driving force behind Africa’s conservation movement, Paula Kahumbu, CEO of
NGO WildlifeDirect, has demonstrated an enduring passion for preserving threatened wildlife
and habitats in Kenya and beyond. In addition to running WildlifeDirect, since 2008
Kahumbu has been producing and hosting Africa’s First Wildlife Documentary series
Wildlife Warriors on national and African Channels. She has been at the forefront of
spearheading successful Conservation Campaigns and lectures and conducts field courses
for Princeton University where she received her PhD. Among her many roles, Kahumbu has
was in charge of Parks for the Kenya Wildlife Service and has run a private company
responsible for rehabilitation of limestone quarries. A documentary film producer and an
accomplished writer who has co-authored globally best-selling children’s books Kahumbu is
the winner of many awards that recognize her achievements in fostering conservation.
These include Jury for the Rolex Awards (2019), is a member of the Board of the Prince
Albert the Second of Monaco Foundation (since 2018), the Princeton in Africa Medal (2017),
The Tribeca Disruptive Innovations Award, the Whitley Award (2014), the Presidential
Award, Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (2014), and the National Geographic/Buffet
Award for Leadership in Conservation in Africa (2011). She is an honorary warden of the
Kenya Wildlife Service, was named Brand Kenya Ambassador (2013) and is a National
Geographic Emerging Explorer (2011).

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, September 28

9:00am MDT

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