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.


We offer funding, profile and training to wildlife conservationists who lead projects with passion, based on the latest science.

Laddered support allows successful grassroots solutions to be scaled up, making a global impact. Meet the 2021 winner of our top prize – the Whitley Gold Award.

18 Times Conservation Came Through in 2021

We’ve rounded up reasons to remain positive in the new year, with highlights from Whitley Award winners’ work over the past 12 months.

This winter we have been lucky enough to meet many of you in person again, at a series of events. We have loved reconnecting with you all: our incredible family of WFN supporters.

We have launched an ambitious new fundraising programme for young people passionate about the planet.

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.

Hear from Whitley Award-winning wildlife conservationists working on the frontline of the climate crisis.