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9 August, 2016
Jayson with eagle 2010

Safeguarding the Philippine eagle

Proposed increase in protected forest habitat for eagles
8 July, 2016
Pati running

Racing to conserve tapirs with Rio 2016

Whitley Award winner, Pati Medici carries Olympic torch & raises awareness of tapirs
6 July, 2016
150507 Simonov CF15 1_Selenga river at the site of   Shuren Dam 2012-07-05

Breakthrough for transboundary co-operation!

Eugene Simonov, a 2013 Whitley Award winner, reports good news in both the Amur river and Lake Baikal basins
30 June, 2016
Makala Jasper Whitley Award Winner 2016 he has won National Geographic SocietyBuffet Award for Conservation Leadership in Africa. (2)

Makala Jasper awarded National Geographic Society/Buffet Award

2016 Whitley Award winner honoured with National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation
16 June, 2016

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Funding awarded since 1994
Terrestrial £5.6m
Coastal & Marine £2.7m
Wetland & Freshwater £2.7m
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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