Whitley Fund for Nature is a UK charity. We have channelled £23 million to 220 conservation leaders in 80 countries across the Global South, benefiting wildlife, landscapes and people.


Watch the Whitley 2024 Award Live Ceremony in full. Filmed in front of a live audience at the Royal Geographical Society in London, 1st May 2024.

Sir David Attenborough narrates this new film about Purnima Devi Barman, winner of the 2024 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; Purnima is a wildlife biologist from Assam, India, whose work to protect the Greater Adjutant Stork has seen the population quadruple and empowered more than 10,000 women as advocates for the bird.

We are searching for a Head of Partnerships to join our small but committed team!

A look behind the scenes of the 2024 Whitley Awards week in London…

A celebration of our globally #SharedFuture

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

On 1 May, we celebrated the newest cohort of Whitley Award winners, six incredible conservationists from across the Global South working to safeguard our #SharedFuture

Learn more about WFN’s work and meet the 2024 Whitley Award winners in this year’s ceremony booklet.

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.