Conservation Hero


We’re all very proud of the natural beauty of our island, from our town, our heritage sites and wide open spaces and of course our miles of fantastic coastline, from the spectacular cliffs to our sweeping bays and beaches.

Living on such a picturesque island is something we all appreciate, but for some people the preservation of our island environment and its marine ecology, flora and fauna, is at the top of their priority list. Often it’s key individuals who dedicate their time to make sure the island remains a beautiful place to live. We want to celebrate those custodians of the land and seascapes, many of whom work behind the scenes usually with little or no recognition. The Conservation Hero of the year award aims to thank those people who care for Guernsey and make it the beautiful place it is today.



Conservation Hero: Angela Salmon

JUGGLING countless hours of volunteer work across conservation group boards with primary school teaching is seemingly effortless for Angela Salmon.

Conservation hero: Janet Unitt

NATURE-LOVER Janet Unitt has been nominated for the Butterfield-sponsored Conservation Hero of the Year award for her dedication in preserving the environment, and for caring for animals and humans.

Conservation Hero: Jill Tetlaw

AN INSPIRATION to new gardening volunteers, the engaging Jill Tetlaw swiftly galvanises people into action.
Head gardener at the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden in Saumarez Park since 2013, Jill is dedicated to conserving era-appropriate practices, rein

Conservation hero: John Horton

ALDERNEY BIRD OBSERVATORY warden John Horton is the backbone of research done there and has been nominated for Conservation Hero of the Year, sponsored by Butterfield.

Conservation hero: Julie Davis

DEDICATED volunteer and defender of the black-backed meadow ant is Julie Davis, volunteer at the Guernsey Biological Records Centre.
Additionally she has co-ordinated La Societe’s barn owl survey since last year, building on the work of fellow conserv

Conservation hero: Roland Gauvain

NOMINATED for the Conservation Hero of the Year award, sponsored by Butterfield, is Alderney Wildlife Trust’s CEO Roland Gauvain.

Award in association with