Whitley Awards give winners a boost in profile, and this year's cohort have found themselves everywhere from TV screens to newspaper headlines.
WFN accelerates the careers of conservationists by welcoming them to the world stage. In addition to receiving project funding, Whitley Award winners are championed through a global PR campaign. Training during the Whitley Awards week in London, delivered by our partners Boffin Media, helps them to leverage this lens on their work.
A gallery from The Guardian shares the best photographs of our winners in action.
Dedy Yansyah has been featured extensively by local media in Indonesia, building pride among his ranger team – “the real heroes of the Leuser Ecosystem”, as Dedy calls them:
Increased visibility draws attention to issues and catalyses participation in projects on the ground. In addition, it helps winners to inspire philanthropic support from new sources, kickstarting a snowball effect that continues to bolster project funding. As their profile is raised, winners also have the chance to connect with other conservationists and, with greater credibility, they are in a better position to influence environmental policy on a local, national and even international scale.
Find out more about the impact of winning a Whitley Award from our 2021 Communications Impact Report.