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The application period is now open - deadline 31st Oct 2016
9 August, 2016

WFN Vacancy: Short-term Volunteer

Volunteer Vacancy, deadline 30th September
21 September, 2016
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Whitley Award winner elected Chair of SSC

Jon Paul is the first Chair from South America in the Commission’s history
15 September, 2016
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Safeguarding the Philippine eagle

Proposed increase in protected forest habitat for eagles
8 July, 2016
Pati running

Racing to conserve tapirs with Rio 2016

Whitley Award winner, Pati Medici carries Olympic torch & raises awareness of tapirs
6 July, 2016

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WFN Investment

Funding awarded since 1994
Terrestrial £5.6m
Coastal & Marine £2.7m
Wetland & Freshwater £2.7m
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Click the photo to watch the WFN 20th Anniversary Film, narrated by Sir David Attenborough

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