30th anniversary

WFN’s Impact Assessment Report: Looking back on three decades of awards, profile and training for conservation leaders.

In celebration of 30 years of Whitley Fund for Nature, a special evening was hosted by WFN’s Patron, HRH The Princess Royal.

On 6th November we celebrated the public launch of the Ethical Conservation Alliance from our #PeopleForPlanet Summit.

We’re delighted to welcome 16 special guests, including experts from the world of conservation, business, socio-economics and sustainable development, alongside leading journalists and filmmakers to our #PeopleForPlanet Summit

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Whitley Awards

We’re pleased to share that we have reached our target of raising £160,000 for locally-led wildlife conservation to mark WFN’s 30th Anniversary

We champion our Whitley Award winners through a global PR campaign, which this year saw their work featured in the Washington Post, The Times, The Financial Times and many other publications

This year we enjoyed a busy week with the 2023 Whitley Award winners: Shivani, Tulshi, Leonard, Mamy, Yuliana, Albert and Serge. Here’s what happened…


2023 is the 30th anniversary of the Whitley Awards and we wanted to honour this stage in our history with something very special – an interview between WFN Trustee Sir David Attenborough and Founder Edward Whitley.


Watch the 2023 Whitley Awards, streamed live from the Royal Geographical Society

Some of our favourite moments from the 30th Whitley Awards ceremony…