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Application is now open for the 2015 Whitley Awards. £35,000 in funding to outstanding nature conservationists
13 August, 2014
Melvin Gumal at US State Dept

Melvin Gumal visits the Arcus Foundation in the USA

In September, Melvin visited the Arcus Foundation in the USA for a week of activities to highlight his work to protect orangutans in Sarawak
21 October, 2014
Danni and Patricia collecting tapir data

Monitoring & Evaluation: WFN visits projects in Brazil

Danni Parks visits three Whitley Award winners working for the Brazilian NGO, IPÊ
21 October, 2014
Captive cross river gorilla

New Protected Area in Cameroon

Success for 2010 Whitley Award winner, Louis Nkembi after Cameroonian Government agrees to Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
20 October, 2014
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New drone to protect Russian big cats

Sergei Bereznuk presents new anti-poaching tool, which will help find poachers and monitor movements of Amur leopards and tigers in Russia
9 October, 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