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.
We are thrilled to have surpassed our goal of raising £100,000 through the UK’s biggest match-funding scheme
£700,000 in project funding awarded to 11 Whitley Award alumni to scale up proven approaches
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
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.