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New mammal species named after Whitley Award winner

New species of Ctenomys named after 2007 Whitley Award winner Erika Cuellar after having helped discover it in Bolivia
26 June, 2014
Gonzalo receiving his Whitley Award from HRH The Princess Royal at the Royal Geographical Society in London

Whitley Awardee wins environmental award in Mexico

Gonzalo Merediz-Alonso and his NGO win the prestigious Miguel Alemán Valdés 2014 Ecology and Environment Award
25 June, 2014
Rodrigo Medellin

‘Bat Man of Mexico’ repeated on BBC2 Thursday 26 June at 9am

Another chance to watch (or record!) the brilliant BBC doc about Whitley Gold winner Rodrigo Medellin
25 June, 2014
Green turtle

Migration of ‘Sanjay’ the green turtle makes history

Sanjay's 14 day migration between the Cocos and Galapagos MPAs is the first recorded for this species
24 June, 2014
Jean Wiener receiving his 2014 Whitley Gold Award from WFN patron, HRH The Princess Royal

Jean Wiener wins Haiti’s first environmental award

2014 Whitley Gold winner presented with Haiti’s first environmental award by President Martelly
15 June, 2014

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Funding awarded since 1994
Terrestrial £5.6m
Coastal & Marine £2.7m
Wetland & Freshwater £2.7m
0£3 million£5.9 million

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