Hannah Emde is a wildlife veterinarian who is passionate about species conservation. She works in the most remote areas and the jungles of the world are her home. Highlighting the importance of biodiversity is Hannah Emde’s matter of the heart.
After graduating from high school in Bonn, Hannah Emde (*1992) worked for twelve months in the Philippines for the volunteer service “weltwärts mit der GIZ”. Afterwards she studied at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover and is a licensed veterinarian since 2019. Since 2011, she has regularly spent several months a year supporting research and conservation projects around the world, including in Borneo, Madagascar, the Philippines, and Guatemala. One of her most important tasks is to share her findings and experiences.
In 2017, Hannah and a team of professionals founded the non-profit “Nepada Wildlife e.V.”, which works for global nature and species conservation. As a veterinarian, she works in the project areas, for example in a research project on lemurs in Madagascar as well as in various research projects in the rainforest of Borneo/Malaysia. Since 2021, Hannah Emde has also been working as a consultant in a One Health project at GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit). On behalf of the German government, she supports the establishment of the “International Alliance against Health Risks in the Wildlife Trade”, which is an important preventive measure against pandemics. Hannah is also a jury member of the German Nature Film Award 2022.
Hannah Emde became known nationwide with her bestseller “Abenteuer Artenschutz” and through the 6-part ARD documentary “Hannah goes wild”, in which she explores the interaction of biodiversity, species conservation and humans in Namibia.
Hannah Emde is a much sought-after expert on biodiversity and the importance of species conservation. She is a welcome guest on TV and radio and reports enthusiastically as a speaker on the amazing beauty of the jungle. She describes her work in the world’s most remote places and vividly illustrates why exotic species such as clouded leopard, black rhino and mountain gorilla are so endangered. She raises awareness of the fact why our well-being depends on an intact nature and shows what each and every individual can do to preserve the habitats for animals and humans.