Recognition and Awards

WHC celebrates your Conservation Certification through a variety of channels, and can offer guidance on how to leverage your certification for your company’s internal and external communications activities.


In addition, WHC can provide the following to help your company’s communications activities:

  • Social media and web copy
  • Web banners and badges with the Conservation Certification logo
  • Assistance with drafting press releases to be issued by your company
  • Guidance on strategies to leverage your Conservation Certification for internal and external communications


The Wildlife Habitat Council Awards, presented annually, recognize excellence in corporate conservation. The 2017 WHC Awards will be presented during the 2017 WHC Conservation Conference, November 8-9.

Corporate Conservation Leadership Award
Our top award honors one company’s overall achievement in conservation efforts, and signifies an exemplary level of corporate commitment to biodiversity and conservation education, and meaningful alignments with global conservation objectives.

Employee Engagement Award

Presented to one organization, this award recognizes a company’s involvement in conservation through the sheer force of its employee teams who participate in its habitat and conservation education activities.

Gold Program Award

This award recognized the overall depth of one exceptional program in the Gold Certified tier.

Project Awards
Projects are recognized for their excellence in each of the WHC Project Guidance themes, such as Pollinators, Bats, Grasslands, etc. This category offers projects of all sizes the ability to compete for recognition.

Visit the Awards page to view the most recent winners and nominees.

Award nominees and winners are chosen from Conservation Certification applications received between August 2, 2016 and July 15, 2017. Applications received after July 15, 2017 will be considered for the 2018 WHC Awards. Applications under appeal are not considered for awards until the following calendar year. 

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