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Application is now open for the 2015 Whitley Awards. £35,000 in funding to outstanding nature conservationists
13 August, 2014
Guanacos and rheas have disappeared from much of Patagonia, after a century of extensive sheep grazing, desertification, and hunting

Reversing guanaco population decline a priority

Guanaco numbers have fallen by 96% in Argentinian Patagonia. 2005 winner Andres Novaro is aiming to reverse this
24 September, 2014
Weedy pygmy seahorse (C) Lenny Kim

Rare seahorses spotted by citizen scientist in Philippines

Local diver using iSeahorse identifies two species never before seen in the country's waters
9 September, 2014
Lguret hits out at the crocodile

Ewaso Lions fight crocodile in the wild

Whitley Award winner Shivani Bhalla witnessed an extraordinary battle in Samburu National Reserve
27 August, 2014
Pablo Borboroglu, penguins

Pablo Borboroglu Paper on New Strategies to Save Penguins

2010 Whitley Award winner urges action for global penguin conservation
13 August, 2014

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Funding awarded since 1994
Terrestrial £5.6m
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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