funding, profile & training for conservation leaders
The Whitley Fund for Nature has given £17 million to support the work of more than 200 grassroots conservationists benefiting wildlife and communities in 80 countries across the Global South.
Meet the conservation heroes who have received Whitley Awards this year.
Community conservation expert Charu Mishra joined us for September’s social media takeover, with news of his project protecting snow leopards in the Himalayas.
Citizen science, working in the field and how to wear a goucho hat: catch up with José Sarasola in August’s social media takeover.
Sir David Attenborough, WFN Trustee
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.
HRH The Princess Royal, WFN Patron
WFN is one of the most cost effective and direct impact charities working to protect the environment.
Kate Humble, WFN Ambassador
This is what the Whitley Awards are all about – recognising effective grassroots leaders and helping them expand their work.