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William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Conservation award winners

Level: Intermediate / B1

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The 2013 Whitley Awards Ceremony was held on the second of May at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
The Awards are made annually by the Whitley Fund for Nature to recognise and celebrate effective national and regional conservation leaders across the globe.

Here is a BBC report with photos. Have a look at it and then answer the following questions:
1) What did Cagan Sekercioglu win the Gold Award for?
2) The Amur river basin is home to which endangered species?
3) Where was Daniel Lejaroi Letoiye's project?
4) Why are hornbills threatened in Arunachal Pradesh?
5) When was the first Whitley Award?

Answers below!


1) He initiated Turkey's first ever wildlife corridor to reconnect the forest habitats of large carnivores.
2) Four species of endamgered crane.
3) Kenya.
4) Because of hunting and habitat loss.
5) 1994

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