Whitley Fund for Nature is a UK charity. We have channelled £20 million to 200 conservation leaders in 80 countries across the Global South, benefiting wildlife, landscapes and people.
Bringing together our Africa-based alumni network for in-country training
Part of our Winner Network Development programme, we held our first in-person Regional Winner Training in Kenya to facilitate connections and build capacity across the WFN alumni network, maximising conservation impact.
The 2023 Whitley Awards
Save the date: On Wednesday 26th April we reveal this year’s Whitley Award Winners
Introducing our 2022 Communications Impact Report
Discover how WFN accelerates the careers of conservation leaders
Conservation motivation for 2023: 15 inspiring stories of impact
Highlights of winner results from 2022
COP15 reaches new landmark deal for nature
Learn about the outcomes from COP15, and how Whitley Award winners around the world are already working towards these targets
WFN NextGen Wildlife Comedy Quiz Night
A recap of our winter event for young people who are passionate about the planet
Sir David Attenborough narrates this new film about Charudutt Mishra, winner of the 2022 Whitley Gold Award.
WFN's top prize is awarded annually to a Whitley Award alumnus who has also received Continuation Funding. This laddered support allows successful conservation solutions to be scaled up; from his beginnings in a Himalayan village, Charu has pioneered community-based snow leopard conservation across all 12 countries in the elusive big cat's range.
2022 Whitley Award winnersView All
conservation and climate change
Our open letter to world leaders
WFN is one of 15 organisations urging world leaders to increase support for locally-led solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises, in a joint open letter at COP26.
The WFN funding stream supporting community-led action for conservation and climate.
Tackling your carbon footprint with WFN & IPÊ
Your opportunity to offset carbon through a Whitley Award-winning reforestation project in Brazil.