Sámi conservationist wins WWF award
Posted on 12 November 2015
WWF International President’s Award has been presented to Isak Utsi, an advocate for the Sámi people and an nthusiastic environmental campaigner.WWF International President’s Award has been presented to Isak Utsi, an advocate for the Sámi people and an nthusiastic environmental campaigner. Isak studies the language and culture of the Sámi, the indigenous community of northern Scandinavia, raises awareness of causes and mitigation of environmental threats such as mining and climate change and has represented the Sámi Parliament at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change. The award recognizes outstanding leadership in conservationists under the age of thirty and enables WWF to celebrate individuals making a difference to sustainable development, highlighting them as inspirational role models.