Svensk miljöaktivist prisas i Australien

Foto: Marianna Baldo / Sea Shepherd

Utsedd till Young Environmentalist of the Year.

Peter Hammarstedt, kapten på Sea Shepherds skepp Bob Barker har utsetts till Young Environmentalist of the Year. Det är The Bob Brown Foundation (den nu före detta politikern var ledare för Australian Greens fram till 2012) som prisar svensken med både äran och 2 000 dollar.

I Tasmanian Times går det att läsa om motiveringen:

Peter Hammarstedt’s maturity and courage under extreme duress from the Japanese whale-killers belie his age of 30. The cool determination of this protégé of Sea Shepherd’s Captain Paul Watson in placing his ship Bob Barker between an aggressive Japanese whaling factory ship and a South Korean tanker in Antarctic waters two summers ago is legendary in the annals of global wildlife protection. That heroic manoeuvre was crucial to saving the lives of hundreds of whales but was only part of Peter’s years of commitment to protecting Earth’s oceanic commons.

På Facebook kommenterar Hammarstedt utmärkelsen:

A great honor to be the recipient of the 2014 Young Environmentalist of the Year Award from my hero Bob Brown and the Bob Brown Foundation.

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