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.
WFN's People for Planet Summit: Celebrating 30 years of Whitley Awards
A look back on some of the key moments and outcomes of WFN's biodiversity summit, titled 'People for Planet'. The 2-day event brought together 11 of the world's star conservationists at London's Royal Institution to explore ingenious solutions to saving nature - from rainforest dentistry to bat-friendly tequila.
2023 Whitley Award winnersView All
Sir David Attenborough narrates this new film about Shivani Bhalla, winner of the 2023 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; Shivani is a Kenyan conservationist whose work with her team of Samburu warriors, elders and women has helped the local lion population rise to a 15-year high.
To close our 30th anniversary year, WFN awarded £1.4 million in Continuation Funding in 2023 – our largest ever round of funding!
How conservationists spotlighted the connection between nature and climate, as fossil fuel talks go into overtime
We are thrilled to announce that we have surpassed our goal of raising £100,000 through the UK’s biggest match-funding scheme!
Discover what happened at WFN’s inaugural summit, celebrating 30 years of the charity.
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.