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Apply now for the Whitley Awards 2015!

Application is now open for the 2015 Whitley Awards. £35,000 in funding to outstanding nature conservationists
13 August, 2014
Bat Man of Mexico

Rodrigo Medellin wins Wildscreen Panda Award

Whitley Gold Award winner, Rodrigo Medellin wins Wildscreen Panda Award for 'Bat Man of Mexico' documentary
29 October, 2014
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Edward Whitley attends WCN Expo 2014

Founder of Whitley Fund for Nature attends WCN Expo 2014 along with five previous Whitley Award winners
29 October, 2014
Shivani presenting at Friends Lunch 2014

Shivani Bhalla presents to WFN Friends & Garden House School

2014 Whitley Award winner, Shivani Bhalla presents to the WFN Friends & Garden House School during her visit to London in September
23 October, 2014
Melvin Gumal at US State Dept

Melvin Gumal visits the Arcus Foundation in the USA

Melvin visited the Arcus Foundation for a week of activities to highlight his work to protect orangutans in Sarawak
21 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