TRANSFORMING GLOBAL AMBITION INTO GRASSROOTS ACTION

Whitley Fund for Nature is a UK charity. We have channelled £19 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

Watch as we reveal our 2022 Whitley Award winners, live from London.

Whitley Awards are WFN's flagship prizes. You can catch up with the 2022 Whitley Awards livestream on demand, and meet the wildlife conservationists bringing people together across #OurLocalPlanet. Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate them during this uplifting evening!

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.

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…

Whitley Awards give winners a boost in profile, and this year’s cohort have found themselves everywhere from TV screens to newspaper headlines.

Our favourite photographs from the big night!

“The theme for this year’s Whitley Awards is #OurLocalPlanet, in recognition that each of us, wherever we live, can take action for conservation; and that through these changes – no matter how large or seemingly small – our collective impact will be global.” Edward Whitley, OBE

Meet this year’s recipients of world-leading prizes for grassroots wildlife conservation…

The 2022 Whitley Award winners will be announced live on Wednesday 27 April, streamed to YouTube from 8pm BST. It promises to be an inspirational evening: watch the trailer narrated by WFN Trustee, Sir David Attenborough.

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.