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

One Donation, TWICE the impact

WFN is once again participating in the UK’s largest match funding campaign, The Big Give Christmas Challenge!

From now until midday on Tuesday 6th December, all donations made to WFN through this link will be match funded, with funds raised supporting our Continuation Funding Programme to provide follow-on grants to help Whitley Award alumni bring effective conservation solutions to scale.

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.

One donation, twice the impact.

£700,000 in project funding awarded to 11 Whitley Award alumni to scale up proven approaches

Bringing together our Africa-based Whitley Award winners

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.

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.