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Our Award winners are the ‘action heroes’ of the conservation world and they need your help. They identify and address threats to wildlife by working with local communities to find mutually beneficial solutions to problems including the loss of natural habitat, overexploitation of wild resources, and human-wildlife conflict. Importantly, our winners are usually nationals of the countries where they work, and by training local people, are creating the next generation of conservation leaders.
“WFN is a direct funding charity that reallydoes minimise the bits in-between. The funding goes straight to the winners, who have a lasting impact on global, national and political levels”
HRH The Princess Royal, Patron
Become a Friend of WFN
By becoming a Friend of the Whitley Fund for Nature, you will be supporting the charity to find and fund a growing network of effective conservation leaders. Friends are invited to our annual Whitley Awards Ceremony in London, where Awards are presented by our patron, HRH The Princess Royal.
The Friends have an annual fundraising target of £100,000 and are supported by our Friends Committee, chaired by Catherine Faulks. If you are interested in becoming a Friend or would like to join the Committee, please contact WFN’s Head of Partnerships, Georgie White.
Major Donors and named Whitley Awards
Whitley Awards and further grants are also made possible by the generosity of our Major Donors (£20,000+). If you are interested in becoming a Major Donor and would like to discuss the possibility of sponsoring a named Award, please contact Georgie White.