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Whitley Awards Ceremony 2019

Announcing this year's winners!

The Whitley Awards Ceremony 2019 was held on 1st May at the Royal Geographical Society in London to celebrate six inspiring grassroots conservationists, as well as reveal this year’s Gold Award prize winner. Hosted by WFN Ambassador, Kate Humble, the Whitley Awards – also known as Green Oscars – were presented to the winners by WFN Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, in front of nearly 500 guests. The Ceremony was also live-streamed to audiences around the world.

The winners of the 2019 Whitley Awards are:

Jon Paul Rodríguez: A range-wide conservation plan for the yellow-shouldered parrot – Winner of the Whitley Gold Award – WFN’s top prize – donated by The Friends of the Whitley Fund for Nature

Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy: MIHARI: a civil society movement to safeguard marine resources, Madagascar – Winner of the Whitley Award donated by The Savitri Waney Charitable Trust

José Sarasola: The Chaco eagle: a flagship for semiarid wildlife conservation, Argentina – Winner of the Whitley Award donated by The Badenoch Fund

Caleb Ofori-Boateng: Critical refuge for the Togo slippery frog, Ghana – Winner of the Whitley Award donated by the Corcoran Foundation

Nikolai Petkov: Wetlands on the brink: conserving the red-breasted goose, Bulgaria – Winner of the Whitley Award donated by The William Brake Charitable Trust in memory of William Brake

Ilena Zanella: Strengthened sanctuary for the scalloped hammerhead shark, Costa Rica – Winner of the Whitley Award donated by Garfield Weston Foundation

Wendi Tamariska: Protecting orangutans and rainforests through sustainable livelihoods, Indonesia – Winner of the Whitley Award donated by Arcus Foundation

Photographs of the ceremony and reception can be found here and photographs of the winners receiving their awards, along with images of their work can be found here.