Sterrin Smalbrugge

If we want to save this planet, we cannot only focus on conserving charismatic species

Sterrin Smalbrugge is a Dutch ecologist and herpetologist. Her biggest passions in life are science and education. It is her life’s mission to make the world a better place for animals, especially those who are underappreciated like reptiles. She writes educational books about reptiles for children and is soon to publish her first book about reptiles for adults. Sterrin hosts a TV show on the Dutch streaming service Videoland and she tours with an educational theatre show throughout the Netherlands. She is also the ambassador for National Geographic Junior and made a documentary about king cobra’s and their struggle to survive in areas with a dense human population. Sterrin is currently conducting a PhD study on the influence of humans on animals and their habitat, at Wageningen University.