Whitley Award Applications Open

The Whitley Fund for Nature recognizes outstanding nature conservation leaders around the world.  Applications for the 2011 Whitley Awards are now open. Shared by Gillian Martin Mehers, CEC Specialty Group Leader.

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK registered charity offering “Whitley Awards” to outstanding nature conservation leaders around the world. Whitley Awards are both an international profile prize and a form of
project grant (currently £30,000 over one year, with a top prize of £60,000 over two years).

Whitley Awards are open to 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 (exceptions to this criterion include
island nations in the Pacific and Caribbean and some countries in the Middle East). For full eligibility criteria, please visit http://whitleyaward.org/faq.php

The deadline for applications is Sunday 31 October 2010. The Awards will be presented by WFN Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, at the annual Whitley Awards Ceremony in May 2011 and successful applicants will receive funding in June 2011.

Please visit http://www.whitleyaward.org to download an application form and find guidance on how to apply. To contact WFN, please email info@whitleyaward.org

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