The UK-based charity Whitley Fund for Nature is currently accepting applications from outstanding nature conservation leaders around the world for the Whitley Awards 2011. The awards are not just prizes, but they also offer project grants offering financial support of £30,000 for one year and £60,000 as top prize for a period of two years. Additionally, the winners also benefit from:
International recognition that enhances profile and credibility
- Worldwide media visibility for their project and the issues it addresses
- Financial support to pursue ongoing and proven conservation work
- A supportive international network of other Whitley Award winners and Friends through which to solicit advice and support.
The awards are given at the Whitley Awards Ceremony, hosted by WFN patron, HRH The Princess Royal. It is held annually at the Royal Geographical Society.
“Whitley Awards were developed to recognise effective leaders and communicators from around the world who are applying sustained, effective effort to conserve the natural environment. Conservation needs success stories and champions, and the Whitley Award winner network is a celebration of success taking place all over the world. WFN supports conservationists who already have proven results behind them and are ready to scale up their success and activities.”