Hendrikus van Hensbergen is a young conservationist who believes all young people should feel moved and empowered to protect the natural world. Hendrikus founded Action for Conservation with a mission to bring the magic of nature into young people’s lives and inspire a youth movement committed to conservation and the earth.
Through a programme of workshops, camps and an ambassador programme, the charity supports young people in building transformational connections to nature and leading their own environmental projects that have a positive impact in their local area. Their values, Wonder, Hope, Action and Change, are at the heart of everything they do. Hendrikus was recently awarded the Postcode Local Trust’s ‘Rising Star Award’ for his inspirational leadership.