Skeena River, British Columbia. Photo: Brian Huntington

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.

Meet the latest recipient of our Conservation Leadership Award, Michael Whitfield.

Read more about Michael here.

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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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July 07 at 10:48pm

David Houghton of WildLandscapes International receives a Conservation Leadership Award! ……

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July 06 at 7:06pm

Rose Letwin receives the League of Conservation Voters National Environmental Visionary Award. Quite an honor!

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June 15 at 5:11pm

Come Together: lessons from convening grantees in new US political context, featuring a Beatles playlist!