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The 2014 Whitley Awards Ceremony – the 21st – 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 2014 Whitley Award winners, left to right, are; Shivani Bhalla (Kenya), Monica Gonzalez (Ecuador), Luis Torres (Cuba), Paula Kahumbu (Kenya), Jean Wiener (Haiti), Tess Gatan Balbas (Philippines), Stoycho Stoychev (Bulgaria), Fitry Pakiding (Indonesia), Melvin Gumal (Malaysia)

The 2014 Whitley Award winners, left to right, are; Shivani Bhalla (Kenya), Monica Gonzalez (Ecuador), Luis Torres (Cuba), Paula Kahumbu (Kenya), Jean Wiener (Haiti), Tess Gatan Balbas (Philippines), Stoycho Stoychev (Bulgaria), Fitry Pakiding (Indonesia), Melvin Gumal (Malaysia)

The winners were:

Jean Wiener, Whitley Awards 2014

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

Luis Torres, Whitley Awards 2014

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

Stoycho Stoychev, Whitley Awards 2014

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

Tess Gatan Balbas, Whitley Awards 2014

Winner of the Whitley Award donated by WWF-UK, Tess Gatan Balbas, Philippines – Taking local action to save the World’s rarest crocodile

Paula Kahumbu, Whitley Awards 2014

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

Fitry Pakiding, Whitley Awards 2014

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

Shivani Bhalla, Whitley Awards 2014

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

Melvin Gumal, Whitley Awards 2014

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

Monica Gonzalez, Whitley Awards 2014

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