2018 Hornaday Award - Kristoffer Everatt

The 2018 recipient of the William T. Hornaday award is Kristoffer Everatt from Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth South Africa. Kris has a long history of mammal conservation, beginning as a guide for photographic expeditions of wolves and grizzly bears throughout the Yukon Territory and the Arctic. This experience inspired him to pursue a career as a conservation biologist. He obtained a Bachelors of Science with distinction from Vancouver Island University and went then went on to do a Masters at the University of Pretoria, South Africa on the status and ecology of lion, cheetah, wild dog, leopard and hyena existing in the human impacted Limpopo National Park. Some of this data provided the first evidence of these species current occurrence in Mozambique. He is now completing his PhD in Zoology at Nelson Mandela University on the influence of poaching on the landscape ecology and conservation biology of lions in the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area of South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. He has been actively engaged in creating policy, including contributing to the development of a National Action Plan for the Conservation of Lions in Mozambique and on-the-ground programs such as the Greater Limpopo Carnivore Program, the Limpopo Lion Guardians, and the Limpopo Elephant Program. Upon completion of his PhD he will be the director of Panthera’s newly established African Lion and Poaching program.