Shivani Bhalla Awarded 2013 Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation

We are proud to share that Shivani has been awarded the 2013 Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation.

The award has been conferred by Panthera annually since 2007 to a special individual under the age of 40 who has made a significant contribution to conserving wild cats, and who represents the next generation of scientists, conservationists, policy makers, politicians, and planners who will steer the future of wild cat conservation. According to Panthera, Shivani Bhalla exemplifies the expertise, dedication and impact on the future of wild cats that the Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize was created to honour.

Panthera’s mission is to ensure the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and global conservation action.

Shivani, a fourth-generation Kenyan who founded Ewaso Lions in 2007, is honoured to accept this remarkable award. “I’m deeply grateful for this award from Panthera,” said Shivani. “I accept the award on behalf of our amazing team members, who have dedicated their lives to fighting for Kenya’s lions.”

The award, which totals $15,000, will go directly to Ewaso Lions’ community-based conservation programmes for lions and other large carnivores in northern Kenya.

> Learn more about the Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation

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