Whitley Awards 2020: A Celebration!

Date: 2nd December 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

watch LIVE on youtube

We go live on YouTube on Wednesday 2nd December at 7pm (GMT). Here’s the link. You can follow the link anytime between now and then; get in early for the good seats.


During this first week of December, WFN is teaming up with the Big Give Christmas Challenge to raise £100,000. We will channel this funding to grassroots conservationists who need our support now more than ever. Every penny you donate via this link will be DOUBLED.

Our inspiring 2020 Whitley Award winners are working alongside communities to conserve our natural world at a critical moment.

On Wednesday 2nd December they join us virtually from South Africa, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya, Bhutan and Brazil.

We invite you to dress up, raise a glass and come together across continents, so we can applaud their extraordinary achievements in what has been an unprecedented year.

Hosted by WFN Ambassadors Tom Heap and Kate Humble, the night will feature the world premiere of films narrated by WFN Trustee Sir David Attenborough. It will also include a Q&A live from Brazil with Whitley Gold Award winner and tapir conservationist Patrícia Medici, as well as a special message from WFN Patron, HRH The Princess Royal.

Meet the 2020 Whitley Award winners:

Gabriela Rezende: Connecting black lion tamarin populations in Brazil
Jeanne Tarrant: A country-wide strategy for amphibians in South Africa
YokYok “Yoki” Hadiprakarsa: Saving the last stronghold of the Helmeted Hornbill in Indonesia
Rachel Ashegbofe Ikemeh: Advancing participatory action for chimpanzees in Nigeria
Abdullahi Hussein Ali: A landscape-level approach to help the hirola antelope in Kenya
Phuntsho Thinley: Stepping up patrols to protect the alpine musk deer in Bhutan
Patrícia Medici Whitley Gold Award: Tapirs as conservation flagships in Brazil

We are grateful for the support of our Whitley Awards Partner, Earlymarket LLP.

Whitley Awards Partner Earlymarket