Meet this year's recipients of world-leading prizes for grassroots wildlife conservation.
Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Whitley Award winners: an inspirational cohort of conservationists leading grassroots action to benefit wildlife, habitats and people.
PAULA KAHUMBU | WHITLEY GOLD AWARD
Kenya | Justice for people and wildlife | Winner of the Whitley Gold Award donated by the Friends of Whitley Fund for Nature
South Africa | A community-based approach to conserve the Southern Ground-hornbill | Winner of the Whitley Award donated by Anne Reece
Brazil | Building bridges to encourage coexistence with the Lahille’s bottlenose dolphin | Winner of the Whitley Award donated by The William Brake Foundation
India | Establishing a biodiversity peace corridor in Nagaland | Winner of the Whitley Award donated by the MAVA Foundation
Argentina | Hooded Grebe: Guardian of the Patagonian Steppe | Winner of the Whitley Award donated by The Frank Brake Charitable Trust
Nigeria | Bats from the brink: Participatory action to save the short-tailed roundleaf bat | Winner of the Whitley Award donated by the Arcus Foundation
Kenya | Transforming the future of sea turtles through coastal stewardship | Winner of the Whitley Award donated by The Corcoran Foundation
Each winner receives £40,000 in project funding, international media attention and training. They also have the opportunity to meet NGOs, donors and partners as well as joining our 200-strong community of Whitley Award alumni – a global network of peers with whom they can share expertise, resources and encouragement.
- Watch a collection of short films about this year’s Whitley Award-winning projects, narrated by Sir David Attenborough
- Leaf through our 2021 Whitley Awards booklet, with stunning imagery and key information about the charity
We are so grateful to our Whitley Awards Partner, Earlymarket LLP, to our Whitley Award donors and to all of WFN’s supporters; this work would not be possible without you.
Congratulations again to all of the 2021 Whitley Award winners, who, even in these difficult times, give us hope for the future.