Announcing the top 15 contenders for the Whitley Awards 2018
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE LONGLIST FOR THE WHITLEY AWARDS 2018
A total of 136 applications were received for this year’s Whitley Awards. There was a very high number of impressive proposals, which made selecting the longlist a difficult task.
The top 15 contenders for the Whitley Awards are as follows:
- Munir Virani: Game of Poisons: A strategy to save Kenya’s threatened vultures
- Rachel Ikemeh: Creating a chimpanzee corridor in Southwestern Nigeria
- Shahriar Caesar Rahman: Community conservation of critically endangered tortoises in the Indo-Burma Hotspot
- Augustin Paviolo: Joining three countries to save the world’s southernmost jaguars
- Edward Mwamuye: Saving sea turtles in the face of climate change, Kenya
- Olivier Nsengimana: Conserving Rwanda’s emblematic cranes
- Ali Khamis Thani: Expanding effective marine management in Tanzania’s Zanzibar islands
- Phuntsho Thinley: Conserving of Bhutan’s musk deer and their mountain habitat
- Herculano Cumbi: Scaling up community conservation of Mozambique’s marine megafauna
- João Vitor Campos Silva: Bringing the Amazon’s largest fish back from the brink
- Anjali Chandraraj Watson: Leopards as a flagship for biodiversity in Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands
- Natasa Crnkovic: Halting damming in the Ugar River, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Dominique Bikaba: Ensuring the survival of DRC’s last gorillas
- Kerstin Forsberg: Keeping migratory mantas safe, Peru
- Miguel Iñiguez: Understanding threats to beaked whales in the southwest Atlantic
The longlisted applicants are currently undergoing rigorous review, Q&A and reference checks.
The shortlisted finalists will be invited to a face to face interview by the Whitley Awards Judging Panel in April and the final Whitley Award winners will be announced during our special 25th Anniversary Whitley Awards Ceremony on 25th April at the Royal Geographical Society.