Ocean Unite, Sea Rangers
Ashoka Fellow

After becoming a youth wildlife ranger at the age of nine, Wietse van der Werf was involved in various conservation campaigns from the late 1990s and ultimately crewing on multiple Antarctic expeditions before being awarded the Future for Nature Award in 2016 for his work in citizen-led conservation.

Wietse was elected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2018 and has run conservation initiatives in nine countries across Europe.