2018 Whitley Gold Award winner Pablo Borboroglu has been named as an Associate Laureate of the 2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise.
Pablo and his NGO the Global Penguin Society work across the Southern Hemisphere to conserve penguins and their marine environment. Over the last 30 years, Pablo’s work has brought together over 125 organisations and benefitted 1.6 million penguins in four continents.
Pablo was selected as a Rolex Associate Laureate by an expert jury, and through public vote. Laureates receive funding to advance their projects, as well as access to Rolex’s network of 140 past Laureates, international publicity through media coverage and a Rolex chronometer. Read about Pablo’s plans for his Rolex Award grant here.
For more than 40 years, the Rolex Awards have supported individuals with projects that advance human knowledge, protect cultural heritage or help preserve natural habitats and species.
Pablo joins a distinguished list of fellow Whitley Award winners who have also been named as Rolex Laureates in previous years. Amanda Vincent (Philippines), Laury Cullen (Brazil), Shafqat Hussein (Pakistan), Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka (Uganda), Rodrigo Medellin (Mexico), Brad Norman (India), Lindy Rodwell (South Africa), Romulus Whitaker (India), Sergei Bereznuk (Russia) and Erika Cuellar (Bolivia) have also all received recognition from Rolex following their Whitley Awards, and both Kerstin Forsberg (Peru) and Olivier Nsengimana (Rwanda) were recognised as Young Laureates by Rolex in recent years.