We are delighted to announce details of our annual Whitley Awards Ceremony which sees us recognise and celebrate unsung conservation heroes.

Often referred to as the ‘Green Oscars’, the Whitley Awards champion effective local conservationists from bio-diversity rich, resource-poor countries, who are spearheading innovative work to save endangered wildlife and benefit local communities.

We are excited to welcome six inspiring finalists from amongst 169 applications for this year’s Whitley Awards. They lead varied projects, including working to conserve the Critically Endangered Philippine cockatoo, enabling the coexistence of Andean bears and people in Bolivia, and working with farmers to conserve grasslands threatened by coal mining in South Africa.

We are thrilled to announce that the evening will be hosted by BBC presenter, Tom Heap, and will be attended by our patron, HRH The Princess Royal.

We hope you can join us for this exciting and inspirational evening as we celebrate conservation success and the people that make it happen!

Date: 18th May 2017
Venue: Royal Geographical Society

6pm Drinks Reception
7pm Awards Ceremony
8pm Supper & Meet the Winners

Please note that attendance at this event is by invitation only, please contact the WFN office for more information: info@whitleyaward.org

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