Flathead River Valley. British Columbia. Photo: Harvey Locke

Connecting Wildlands, Wildlife, & People

Wilburforce Foundation empowers conservation leaders to protect the irreplaceable lands, waters, and wildlife of western North America.

We support and connect organizations and individuals that are committed to protecting wild places and the wildlife that depend on them. We invest in science-based solutions, advocate for responsible policies, and strengthen our grantees’ capacities to achieve lasting outcomes.

Announcing the 2017 Wilburforce Fellows in Conservation Science

Wilburforce foundation is pleased to announce our 2017 Wilburforce Fellows. These twenty scientists will join a community of conservation science leaders who excel in using science to help achieve durable conservation solutions in western North America.

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Where we work

We work within specific areas of western North America. We use conservation science to identify priority regions that correspond with our focus on wildlands and habitat connections that allow wildlife to thrive.

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What we fund

We exist to preserve western North America’s irreplaceable biological diversity and ecological integrity. We work with our partners to defend and use environmental policies that safeguard wildlife and wild places.

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Who we support

We support a diversity of organizations and collaborative efforts throughout our priority regions. We make sustained investments in our partners over time and build their capacity to achieve higher levels of effectiveness.

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news & information

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April 28 at 4:56pm

’15 Fellow, on devastating impacts of current & proposed border wall to wildlife on PBS. https://t.co/ss1XLZHCgc

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