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Left to right: Alison Rosser, Tracey Rennie-Starke, Danni Parks, Alexander Rukhaia, Hotlin Ompusunggu, Gilbert Adum, Karau Kuna, Sir David Attenborough, Edward Whitley, Farwiza Farhan, Makala Jasper, Juliette Velosoa, Muhammad Ali Nawaz, Rebecca Sennett

Whitley Awards Ceremony 2016

Royal Geographical Society 27th April 2016
28 April, 2016
Deepak Apte

Whitley-Segré Conservation Fund

A new matched-funding programme in partnership with Fondation Segré
7 January, 2016
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Geographical magazine features Edward Whitley

Edward shares some insights into the inner workings of the charity
1 April, 2016
An elephant restricted by an electric fence

NCF celebrates 20 years of science and conservation

Nature Conservation Foundation releases short film in celebration of their 20th Anniversary
11 March, 2016
Asian elephants

‘Living with Elephants’ film shortlisted for IEFF Award

International Elephant Film Foundation shortlists film for 2016 Award, featuring Ananda Kumar
9 March, 2016

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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

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