We inspire and empower young conservationists to make sustainable change to the world around them

We do this by:

  • inspiring young conservationists to recognise their ability to influence change

  • providing opportunities to learn leadership skills

  • supporting individual professional development

  • building a supportive community of like-minded conservationists


Nature is under greater threat than ever before. If we are to combat the growing climate and biodiversity emergencies then the nature conservation movement requires authentic, entrepreneurial leaders who think differently, communicate engagingly and have a bold vision. 

The Osprey Leadership Foundation aims to inspire and enable young conservation leaders along the Osprey’s flyway, to find their voice and deliver sustainable environmental change to the world around them.  

We aim to create a thriving comunity of like-minded young leaders, who are making a difference locally, nationally, and internationally, with a shared determination to make the world a better place for nature.   

Our values


  • We are absolutely committed to the growth of the young leaders we work with.
  • We give honest feedback
  • We promote diversity and ensure we take tangible action to deliver that commitment


  • We assiduously measure progress towards our vision, and take action on what we learn
  • We are constantly learning and striving to improve
  • We are a well run charity with effective governance


  • Through our work we are determined to build a better world for both people and nature
  • We overcome barriers to progress through innovation and determination
  • We constantly role model the behaviours we want to see in others, and in particular, the young conservation leaders we work with


The Osprey Leadership Foundation is registered with the Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) (Charity no. 1176199).

Our objectives, as outlined in our constitution are:

(1) To advance the education of the public in the subject of nature and in particular but without limitation nature conservation.

(2) For the public benefit to promote the education (including social and physical training) of people engaged in or wishing to become engaged in nature conservation or any related trade or profession in such ways as the CIO thinks fit, including by:

  1. Awarding to such persons scholarships, maintenance allowances or grants tenable at any university, college or institution of higher or further education.
  2. Providing their education (including the study of music or other arts), to undertake travel in furtherance of that education or to prepare for entry to any occupation in nature conservation or a related trade or profession on leaving any educational establishment.

(3) To assist in such ways as the CIO thinks fit any charity whose charitable purposes are the same as or similar to those of the CIO.

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