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.
Apply now for the 2024 Whitley Awards
Are you a conservationist leading an inspiring project in your home country? Our flagship Whitley Awards are given to inspiring conservationists leading local projects to benefit wildlife, landscapes and people. Applications are now open until 31 October 2023. Apply here.
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Sir David Attenborough narrates this new film about Shivani Bhalla, winner of the 2023 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; Shivani is a Kenyan conservationist whose work with her team of Samburu warriors, elders and women has helped the local lion population rise to a 15-year high.
Discover what happened at WFN’s inaugural summit, celebrating 30 years of the charity.
WFN’s Impact Assessment Report: Looking back on three decades of awards, profile and training for conservation leaders.
In celebration of 30 years of Whitley Fund for Nature, a special evening was hosted by WFN’s Patron, HRH The Princess Royal.
Our next generation network celebrates 30 years of Whitley Fund for Nature and looks ahead to the future of conservation, philanthropy, and biodiversity-positive alcohol!
On 6th November we celebrated the public launch of the Ethical Conservation Alliance from our #PeopleForPlanet Summit.
We’re delighted to welcome 16 special guests, including experts from the world of conservation, business, socio-economics and sustainable development, alongside leading journalists and filmmakers to our #PeopleForPlanet Summit
conservation and climate change
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.