We love the Whitley Fund for Nature - the work they do is amazing and makes a fantastic difference where it matters! So we were delighted to have them back at Floating Harbour after their 2020 Celebration to host their second virtual event, The 2021 Whitley Fund for Nature Awards Celebration.
Kate Humble and Tom Heap returned to our Dutch Barge to celebrate 7 grassroots wildlife conservationists from the Global South, who have each received winners' awards and support including £40,000 grants. With contributions from the conservationists, the WFN Chairman, and live broadcasts from locations across the globe this truly was a memorable and ground-breaking live-streamed event that also managed to be part of the effort to raise funds for future projects. This year's programme included a Zoom recording with a difference, a fantastic conversation between HRH Princess Anne and the Gold Award winner, Paula Kahumbu. The evening was also peppered with wonderful films produced by ICON Films and supported by narration by Sir David Attenborough.