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Deforestation and the invasion of exotic species are also threatening India's floral biodiversity

Suprabha Seshan responds to the Western Ghat’s new “World Heritage” status

2006 Winner, Supi Seshan, writes about the Western Ghat's new status in the Hindustan Times
8 July, 2012
Kate Humble Whitley Awards 2013

Whitley Awards 2013 – Ceremony Highlights

Watch highlights of the 2013 Whitley Awards Ceremony, hosted by Kate Humble
16 May, 2013
HRH The Princess Royal 2013 Whitley Awards Speech

HRH The Princess Royal & Edward Whitley speeches

WFN's Patron and Founder both delivered memorable speeches at the 2013 Ceremony
8 May, 2013
Joanna Alfaro Shigueto and HRH The Princess Royal

Whitley Award winners On Air!

Rodrigo Medellin, Josia Razafindramanana, Inza Koné & Joanna Alfaro Shigueto (pictured) interviewed by the BBC
14 May, 2012
2012 winner, Joanna Alfaro-Shigueto and 2004 Whitley Award winner, Randall Arauz attend COP11

Historic day for international shark conservation

Unprecedented number of sharks officially incorporated into Appendix II of the CMS at the COP11 in Ecuador
14 November, 2014

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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