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Left to right: Alison Rosser, Tracey Rennie-Starke, Danni Parks, Alexander Rukhaia, Hotlin Ompusunggu, Gilbert Adum, Karau Kuna, Sir David Attenborough, Edward Whitley, Farwiza Farhan, Makala Jasper, Juliette Velosoa, Muhammad Ali Nawaz, Rebecca Sennett

Whitley Awards Ceremony 2016

Royal Geographical Society 27th April 2016
28 April, 2016
Makala Jasper Whitley Award Winner 2016 he has won National Geographic SocietyBuffet Award for Conservation Leadership in Africa. (2)

Makala Jasper awarded National Geographic Society/Buffet Award

2016 Whitley Award winner honoured with National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation
16 June, 2016

Ali Nawaz recognised by Pakistan’s Government

Winner receives award from Minister of Climate Change
14 June, 2016
Sumatran orangutan

Panut Hadisiswoyo is named an Emerging Explorer 2016

Fighting for Sumatra’s forests and orangutans - an interview by National Geographic Society
8 June, 2016
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Whitley Award winner runs for SSC Chair

Jon Paul Rodriguez nominated for Species Survival Commission Chair position
7 June, 2016

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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