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.

Congratulations to Harvey Locke, a 2018 recipient of Wilburforce Foundation’s Conservation Leadership Award!

Read more about Harvey 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

May 23rd, 4:31 pm

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We're huge fans of unicorns. Although rarely encountered in the regions we strive to protect, these mystical creatures and their rainbow-streaked habitats are icons here in the Wilburforce office. Imagine our delight when our friends at DeSmog decided to relaunch as The Narwhal...a unicorn of the sea. Check out this video. Then subscribe. You'll get a deep-dive (get it!) into some of Canada's most pressing conservation issues.

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May 22nd, 1:49 pm

Wilburforce Foundation

Congratulations to Harvey Locke, our latest recipient of Wilburforce Foundation’s Conservation Leadership Award! Harvey has been an ally and partner for more than two decades supporting conservation efforts in the Yellowstone to Yukon region. Learn more about Harvey at www.wilburforce.org/grants/conservation-leadership-awards/#popup=popup475802 ... See MoreSee Less

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