The 2014 Whitley Awards Ceremony was held on the 8th of May at The Royal Geographical Society in London. The Ceremony was hosted by Kate Humble with the Whitley Awards presented to the winners by WFN Patron, HRH The Princess Royal.
The Winners of the 2014 Whitley Award are:
Winner of the Whitley Gold Award donated by The Friends and The Scottish Friends of The Whitley Fund for Nature, Jean Wiener, Haiti – Conserving Haiti’s coastal ecosystems and securing its first marine protected areas
Winner of the Whitley Award donated by The William Brake Charitable Trust in memory of William Brake, Luis Torres, Cuba – Building a national movement to protect Cuba’s amazing plant life
Winner of the Whitley Award donated by Fondation Segré, Stoycho Stoychev, Bulgaria – The Imperial eagle as a flagship for conserving the wild grasslands of south-eastern Bulgaria
Winner of the Whitley Award donated by WWF-UK, Tess Gatan Balbas, Philippines – Taking local action to save the World’s rarest crocodile
Winner of the Whitley Award donated by The LJC Fund in memory of Anthea and Lindsey Turner, Paula Kahumbu, Kenya – Hands Off Our Elephants: Delivering African leadership to address Kenya’s poaching crisis
Winner of the Whitley Award donated by The Shears Foundation, Fitry Pakiding, Indonesia – Uniting coastal communities to secure the last stronghold of Pacific leatherback turtles in the Bird’s Head Seascape, West Papua, Indonesia
Winner of the Whitley Award donated by The Garden House School Parents’ Association, Shivani Bhalla, Kenya – Warrior Watch: Creating coexistence between people and lions in northern Kenya
Winner of the Whitley Award for Conservation in Ape Habitats, donated by the Arcus Foundation, Melvin Gumal, Malaysia – Protecting Borneo’s iconic great apes: Conservation of orang-utans in Sarawak
Winner of the Whitley Award donated by Sarah Chenevix-Trench, Monica Gonzalez, Ecuador – Community conservation of the long-wattled umbrellabird and its disappearing habitat in Ecuador
Photographs of the winners receiving their awards, along with images of their work can be found here.