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Please visit the Apply for Funding page for more details. Deadline 31st October 2015.
13 August, 2015
Rodrigo Medellin

WFN attends the ICCB in Montpellier

International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) 2015 - Montpellier, France
26 August, 2015

New protected area in Argentina the size of Belgium

Success for 2010 Whitley Award winner, Pablo Borboroglu as UNESCO approves a reserve protecting 3.1 million hectares.
18 June, 2015
Ceremony Guests

Guest reactions to 2015 Whitley Awards Ceremony

Short film with views from the guests of this year's Awards Ceremony
18 May, 2015
Rachel Graham

Rachel Graham speaks during 2015 Ceremony

2011 Whitley Gold Award winner speaks about the importance of Continuation Funding
13 May, 2015

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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