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

The 2016 Whitley Awards Ceremony was held on 27th April at The Royal Geographical Society in London. The Ceremony was hosted by Kate Humble with the Whitley Awards presented to the winners by WFN Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, in front of over 550 guests including Sir David Attenborough.

Left to right: Alison Rosser, Tracey Rennie-Starke, Danni Parks, Alexander Rukhaia, Hotlin Ompusunggu, Gilbert Adum, Karau Kuna, Sir David Attenborough, Edward Whitley, Farwiza Farhan, Makala Jasper, Juliette Velosoa, Muhammad Ali Nawaz, Rebecca Sennett

Left to right: Alison Rosser, Tracey Rennie-Starke, Danni Parks, Alexander Rukhaia, Hotlin Ompusunggu, Gilbert Adum, Karau Kuna, Sir David Attenborough, Edward Whitley, Farwiza Farhan, Makala Jasper, Juliette Velosoa, Muhammad Ali Nawaz, Rebecca Sennett

The Winners of the 2016 Whitley Awards are:

WA16 Hotlin Ompusunggu

Winner of the Whitley Gold Award donated by The Friends and Scottish Friends of the Whitley Fund for Nature, Hotlin Ompusunggu: Dentistry and reforestation, Borneo

WA16 Juliette Velosoa

Winner of the Whitley Award donated by the Garden House School Parents’ Association, Juliette Velosoa, Madagascar – Saving the Critically Endangered side-necked turtle and its freshwater habitat.

WA16 Gilbert Adum

Winner of the Whitley Award donated by Sarah Chenevix-Trench, Gilbert Baase Adum, Ghana – Saving Ghana’s frogs: a giant leap forward for biodiversity conservation.

WA16 Farwiza Farhan

Winner of the Whitley Award for Conservation in Ape Habitats donated by the Arcus Foundation, Farwiza Farhan, Indonesia – Citizen lawsuits: defending local livelihoods and Sumatra’s iconic species in the Leuser Ecosystem.

WA16 Muhammad Ali Nawaz

Winner of the Whitley Award donated by The Shears Foundation in memory of Trevor Shears, Muhammad Ali Nawaz, Pakistan – Snow leopard conservation: a landscape-level approach in the mountains of northern Pakistan.

WA16 Alex Rukhaia

Winner of the Whitley Award donated by the Garfield Weston Foundation, Alexander Rukhaia, Georgia – Magnificent migrants: safeguarding birds-of-prey negotiating the Batumi Flyway, Georgia.

WA16 Makala Jasper

Winner of the Whitley Award donated by WWF-UK, Makala Jasper, Tanzania – Forest stewardship: community conservation of coastal forests in the greater Selous Ecosystem.

WA16 Karau Kuna

Winner of the Whitley Award donated by The William Brake Charitable Trust in memory of William Brake, Karau Kuna, Papua New Guinea – Tree kangaroos as a flagship to protect Papua New Guinea’s spectacular wildlife.

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