The 2016 Whitley Awards Ceremony was held on 27th April 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, in front of over 550 guests including Sir David Attenborough.
The Winners of the 2016 Whitley Awards are:
Winner of the Whitley Gold Award donated by The Friends and Scottish Friends of the Whitley Fund for Nature, Hotlin Ompusunggu: Dentistry and reforestation, Borneo
Winner of the Whitley Award donated by the Garden House School Parents’ Association, Juliette Velosoa, Madagascar – Saving the Critically Endangered side-necked turtle and its freshwater habitat.
Winner of the Whitley Award donated by Sarah Chenevix-Trench, Gilbert Baase Adum, Ghana – Saving Ghana’s frogs: a giant leap forward for biodiversity conservation.
Winner of the Whitley Award for Conservation in Ape Habitats donated by the Arcus Foundation, Farwiza Farhan, Indonesia – Citizen lawsuits: defending local livelihoods and Sumatra’s iconic species in the Leuser Ecosystem.
Winner of the Whitley Award donated by The Shears Foundation in memory of Trevor Shears, Muhammad Ali Nawaz, Pakistan – Snow leopard conservation: a landscape-level approach in the mountains of northern Pakistan.
Winner of the Whitley Award donated by the Garfield Weston Foundation, Alexander Rukhaia, Georgia – Magnificent migrants: safeguarding birds-of-prey negotiating the Batumi Flyway, Georgia.
Winner of the Whitley Award donated by WWF-UK, Makala Jasper, Tanzania – Forest stewardship: community conservation of coastal forests in the greater Selous Ecosystem.
Winner of the Whitley Award donated by The William Brake Charitable Trust in memory of William Brake, Karau Kuna, Papua New Guinea – Tree kangaroos as a flagship to protect Papua New Guinea’s spectacular wildlife.
Photographs of the winners receiving their awards, along with images of their work can be found here.