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Whitley Awards 2017 Longlist

Top 15 contenders for the Whitley Awards 2017 announced
16 February, 2017

2016 Women in Science Award

Susana Gonzales receives the “2016 Women in Science Award” from the L’Oreal Foundation and UNESCO
17 January, 2017

Tom Heap on Celebrity Mastermind

Tom nominates WFN as his chosen charity during his appearance on Celebrity Mastermind.
10 January, 2017

2016 Conservation Lecture Films

Watch the highlights or full film from our Poaching, Pesticides and Politics Event
9 December, 2016

Poaching, Pesticides & Politics

Our 2016 Conservation Lecture held at the Royal Geographical Society
25 November, 2016

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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

Click the photo to watch the WFN 20th Anniversary Film, narrated by Sir David Attenborough

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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