In Photos: Whitley Awards for Nature Conservation 2018 Winners
An Adélie penguin. Notable achievements include working with government to foster protection of more than 3.1m hectares of habitat, benefiting 20 penguin colonies.
Photograph: 2018 Whitley Award
A conservation biologist specializing in reptiles, Shahriar Caesar Rahman won the nature guardian award for his work to preserve Asia’s largest tortoise in a remote corner of Bangladesh. In 2011, Caesar began exploring the Chittagong Hills, one of the least explored but most bio-diverse areas on the planet. His team discovered the wild Asian giant tortoise, previously thought to be extinct, and a new species of forest turtle.
Photograph: Scott Trageser/2018 Whitley Award