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The Whitely Fund for Nature – making a difference to conservationists and scientists

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Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) awards over £600,000 to conservation heroes.

Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) awards over £600,000 to conservation heroes. Here are some of WFN’s fantastic science and environment features from the latest recipients of more than £600,000 of funding from the prestigious Whitley Fund for Nature. Working in developing countries where pressure on natural resources is high, the challenges conservationists face are immense; from fighting bureaucracy, crime and corruption – often at great personal risk – to protecting habitat, resolving human-wildlife conflict, and developing sustainable alternatives for local communities.

Over the past 20 years, WFN has provided nearly £12 million of funding and training, recognizing more than 170 conservation leaders in over 70 countries, supporting a range of projects to conserve endangered species that are founded on scientific evidence and community engagement.

With so much information at hand, we have created a table detailing the key countries and species benefiting from WFN grants in 2015, and the conservation experts and former Whitley Award winners who have secured the funding.

Working in developing countries where pressure on natural resources is high, the challenges conservationists face are immense; from fighting bureaucracy, crime and corruption – often at great personal risk – to protecting habitat, resolving human-wildlife conflict and developing sustainable alternatives for local communities.

Over the past 20 years, the Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) has provided nearly £12 million of funding and training, recognising more than 170 conservation leaders in over 70 countries, supporting a range of projects to conserve endangered species that are founded on scientific evidence and community engagement.

Each year Whitley Awards, often referred to as the ‘Green Oscars’ and worth £35,000 in project funding over one year, are awarded to seven conservation leaders. As Whitley Award alumni, the best of these individuals are eligible to apply for further funding available from WFN.