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Whitley Awards Ceremony 2017: Speeches

Speeches from the Whitley Awards Ceremony 2017
23 May, 2017

Whitley Awards Ceremony 2017

Royal Geographical Society 18th May 2017
19 May, 2017

Whitley Awards Week 2017 Timetable

Find out what our finalists have been doing during the Whitley Awards week.
8 May, 2017

Whitley Awards 2017 Finalists

We are thrilled to announce the shortlist of six finalists for the Whitley Awards 2017.

Fernando Trujillo at the Tribeca Film Festival

Whitley Award winner, Fernando Trujillo, in A River Below at Tribeca Film Festival.

Winners' projects

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WFN Investment

Funding awarded since 1994
Terrestrial £5.6m
Coastal & Marine £2.7m
Wetland & Freshwater £2.7m
0£3 million£5.9 million

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

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