TRANSFORMING GLOBAL AMBITION INTO GRASSROOTS ACTION

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.

Whitley Award winner Estrela Matilde conserves sea turtles

Apply now for the 2023 Whitley Awards! 

Whitley Awards fund grassroots conservation leaders in the Global South and put an international spotlight on winners’ work. The deadline is midnight GMT on 31 October 2022.

Applications are open until 31 October 2022.

Providing pro-bono technical support to conservation organisations is an impactful way for tech consultancies to align with global conservation efforts. ShoNet is leading the way by partnering with WFN.

Watch a new film from the University of Cambridge featuring Sir David Attenborough, BBC presenter Iolo Williams and WFN Director Danni Parks, on revolutionising the way projects are planned.

We delve into the partnership that produces an annual collection of impactful short films, introducing Whitley Award winners to an international audience.

Every donation you made to mark the 2022 Whitley Awards has been doubled by match funding, totalling £200,000! What’s more, your outstanding show of support means WFN has now awarded £20 million over the charity’s 29 year history.

Each spring we catalyse conservation action by inviting new Whitley Award winners to London for training, networking and media opportunities. We look back on what happened during the 2022 Whitley Awards Week…

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.

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.

Your opportunity to offset carbon through a Whitley Award-winning reforestation project in Brazil.