The Evidence Champions: Funders


We have many fantastic Evidence Champions. If you need more information on what an Evidence Champion is and how to become one, visit the Become an Evidence Champion page.

Bat Conservation International

BCI’s mission is to conserve the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet.  Bats are vital to our world’s ecosystems and economy, but hundreds of species are under threat. BCI works worldwide to conserve caves, restore critical habitats in danger, and ensure the survival of bats. Founded in 1982, BCI has grown into a globally recognized conservation organization dedicated to ending bat extinctions. As a science-based and results-focused organization, BCI’s strategic plan outlines high impact conservation efforts focused on four core missions to execute our work: (1) Implement endangered species interventions, (2) Protect and restore landscapes, (3) Conduct high-priority research and develop scalable solutions, and (4) Inspire through experience. 


Endangered Landscapes Programme

The Endangered Landscapes Programme is working to deliver a vision for the future in which European landscapes are enriched with biodiversity, establishing resilient, more self-sustaining ecosystems that benefit both nature and people. The ELP aims to achieve this by:

  • Funding the implementation of a suite of large-scale restoration initiatives that will bring back nature and be sources of inspiration.
  • Supporting participatory planning and development of innovative landscape restoration initiatives.
  • Creating the conditions for wider restoration through capacity building, sharing best practice and lessons learned from its funded projects, and demonstrating the environmental, social and economic benefits of landscape restoration.


People's Trust for Endangered Species

People’s Trust for Endangered Species has been improving the outlook of endangered species in Britain and throughout the world for over 40 years. They invest in research and test the best ways to protect endangered species in their natural habitats. Then they put what works into action, creating vibrant wildlife havens. They fund work on UK mammals, species worldwide and internship projects.


The Rufford Foundation

The Rufford Foudation funds nature conservation projects across the developing world. To date the Foundation has awarded grants to over 5200 projects in 153 countries. It encourages projects on the conservation of neglected or less well known species, habitat protection at a wider scale, and local community involvement. Through its conference programme, the Foundation encourages the sharing of knowledge and best practice throughout the conservation world.


Whitley Fund for Nature

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK registered charity offering Whitley Awards and ongoing support to outstanding nature conservationists around the developing world. They work to find and fund the most effective grassroots conservation leaders in developing countries; to support the scale-up of projects with a track record of success, founded on scientific evidence and community involvement; to fund practical work that will have a long-lasting impact on the ground; to provide a platform for winners to boost their national and international profile; and to work with winners to improve awareness of the serious problems facing biodiversity worldwide and address them through effective and inspiring solutions.


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