Rise For Climate March in San Francisco © Jack Huynh / Orange Photography / WWF-US

WWF Conservation Leadership Award

The WWF-US Conservation Leadership Award acknowledges the achievements of exceptional young people working toward conservation solutions in the United States, and seeks to inspire other young people to get involved in opportunities within their communities.

The award recognizes and celebrates youth leaders in their community who are making outstanding contributions for the environment—leading initiatives across issues including climate change mitigation, environmental justice, biodiversity, wildlife conservation, food waste, and habitat protection.

The winner will be given a $5,000 award which can be used to help fund their academic and/or professional development related to their conservation work.


  • Must be a US resident
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Must be between 18-30 years old as of September 1, 2020
  • WWF network current or former staff members or their immediate family are not eligible to apply

Deadline to apply for 2020 is now closed.