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20 years of the Whitley Awards, narrated by Sir David Attenborough

Impact of the Whitley Awards

Sir David Attenborough narrates a short film looking at the Whitley Awards and its winners over the last 20 years
13 May, 2015
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WFN Vacancy: Officer Manager

Deadline for applications is Mon 9th November
28 October, 2015
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WFN Vacancy: Grants Officer

Deadline for applications is Mon 9th November
28 October, 2015
Rodrigo Medellin

WFN attends the ICCB in Montpellier

International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) 2015 - Montpellier, France
26 August, 2015

New protected area in Argentina the size of Belgium

Success for 2010 Whitley Award winner, Pablo Borboroglu as UNESCO approves a reserve protecting 3.1 million hectares.
18 June, 2015

Winners' projects

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WFN Investment

Funding awarded since 1994
Terrestrial £5.6m
Coastal & Marine £2.7m
Wetland & Freshwater £2.7m
0£3 million£5.9 million

The Whitley  Fund for Nature is unique. It doesn’t put its own people on the ground but seeks out local leaders who are already succeeding. It puts its money where it really counts, where every penny counts.
Sir David Attenborough, Trustee

WFN is one of the most cost effective and direct impact charities working to protect the environment.HRH The Princess Royal, Patron

This is what the Whitley Awards are all about – recognising small-scale, effective grassroots leaders and helping them expand their work.Kate Humble