funding, profile & training for global conservation heroes
Since our creation 25 years ago ...
The Whitley Fund for Nature has given £15 million to support the work of 200 local environmental heroes benefiting wildlife and communities in more than 80 countries across the Global South.
Watch highlights from our 25th anniversary Hope Gala at the Natural History Museum!
Sir David Attenborough and Kate Humble reflect on the Whitley Fund for Nature’s impact over the last 25 years
2012 Whitley Gold Award winner Rodrigo Medellin speaks on behalf of all our winners
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 small-scale, effective grassroots leaders and helping them expand their work.