Call for Applications for the Whitley Awards 2017

Gain recognition as an outstanding conservationist who is making a real and long-lasting difference on the ground!

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK registered charity offering ‘Whitley Awards’ to dynamic conservation leaders around the world. Whitley Awards are both an international profile prize and a form of project funding worth £35,000 over one year.

The application period for the Whitley Awards 2017 is now OPEN – the deadline for applications is 31st October 2016.

Please visit to read the eligibility criteria, and download the application form and guidance notes.

The Awards will be presented at the annual Whitley Awards Ceremony in April/May 2017 and successful applicants will receive funding in May/June that year. Since 2001, WFN’s Patron, HRH The Princess Royal has presented our internationally recognised Awards – often referred to as ‘Green Oscars’.

Whitley Awards are aimed at biodiversity conservation leaders working in countries or regions of which they are nationals and that are not defined as a HIGH-INCOME ECONOMY by the World Bank (with exceptions).

To contact WFN, please email