2019 Whitley Awards Ceremony

Date: 1st May 2019
Time: 7:00 pm

Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
(Exhibition Rd entrance)
Please note early arrivals will not be able to gain admittance to the RGS.

Please bring your hard copy invitation and two forms of ID with you for Palace security.

Dress Code
Lounge Suits. To avoid long queues at the cloakroom, please bring minimum baggage with you.

This event will be photographed and images may be used on WFN’s website and other publicity materials. Strictly no unauthorised photography or filming allowed. The event will also be live-streamed on our YouTube channel.

This annual ceremony, hosted by BBC television presenter and WFN ambassador Kate Humble, will announce and celebrate this year’s round of Whitley Award winners – grassroots conservation leaders from across the Global South – as well as our Gold Award winner. This year’s Ceremony will be attended by our Patron, HRH The Princess Royal.

Our flagship conservation prizes are won competitively following assessment by an expert academic panel and are worth £40,000 in project funding over one year. Often referred to as the ‘Green Oscars’, they bring profile and recognition to mid-career conservationists from biodiversity-rich, resource-poor countries.

This event is invite-only, though the full ceremony will be live streamed on our YouTube Channel.

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