The 2018 Whitley Awards Ceremony is on Wednesday 25th April and is attended by our Major Donors and supporters. The ceremony sees us recognise grassroots conservation heroes tackling urgent threats to wildlife across the globe. The evening will be hosted by BBC television presenter and WFN ambassador, Kate Humble, and will be attended by our patron, HRH The Princess Royal, who will present the Awards, often referred to as the ‘Green Oscars’.
A total of 136 applications were received this year and the standard was extremely high. Following rigorous assessment, we have reached a shortlist of six finalists leading a variety of projects including ensuring survival of DRC’s last gorillas and their forest habitat, working with fishermen to keep migratory manta rays safe in South America and community conservation of endangered tortoises in Bangladesh.
7pm – Reception
8pm – Ceremony
9pm – Drinks & Supper
This year we are excited to be live-streaming the ceremony from the Royal Geographic Society via our You Tube channel, so if you can’t make the ceremony in person, make sure you tune in on the night!
To find out more about this event, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org