Ilse Köhler-Rollefson

2002 Associate Laureate, Environment
Germany, Born 1953

ilse@pastoralpeoples.org

Project Goal

Save Rajasthan's camel herds and the traditional way of life of the Raika people

Location: India

"Herders and their animals also represent important bio-cultural heritage for all humankind.”

A veterinary surgeon from the German town of Ober-Ramstadt, Ilse Köhler-Rollefson spends half of each year in a remote part of India’s Thar Desert where she has become a leading advocate of a struggling community of camel herders.

Köhler-Rollefson is leading a remarkable movement to save their livestock, pastoral livelihood and way of life.

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