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Congratulations to The Winner of Whitley Award 2024

On May 1, 2024, the Whitley Awards announced six outstanding winners for local conservation efforts. Purnima Devi Barman from Assam, India, won the Whitley Gold Award for her efforts to protect the Greater Adjutant Stork.

Other winners include Leroy Ignacio of Guyana, Naomi Longa from Papua New Guinea, Kuenzang Dorji from Bhutan, Aristide Kamla from Cameroon, Raju Acharya from Nepal, and Fernanda Abra from Brazil. They are all recognized for their contribution to preserving biodiversity in various parts of the world.

The Whitley Awards awards £50,000 to each winner to support their project for one year. In addition, winners receive training, media support, and become part of the Whitley Award alumni network of more than 200 conservationists across the Global South. The award is recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in the field of conservation and provides winners with the opportunity to raise the profile and impact of their efforts.

The Whitley Fund for Nature has awarded more than £21 million to more than 200 conservation leaders in more than 80 countries since it was founded in 1994. The organization focuses on supporting locally led conservation projects in the Global South, with the ultimate aim of ensuring solutions effective and sustainable conservation.


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