Outstanding contributions to conservation

Each year a Whitley Award alumnus is chosen to receive the Whitley Gold Award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to conservation.

Whitley Gold Award winners are international advocates for biodiversity with the passion and ambition to inspire large-scale change.

The award is worth £100,000 in project funding, and recipients join the Whitley Awards judging panel as well as mentoring new winners.

Meet the 2024 Whitley Gold Award winner