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Conservation Online

Exciting news! Our free online conservation courses are moving to a new home on the National Geographic Society online platform.

Over the last few years, we’ve achieved great things thanks to all of our learners around the world. We now have over 19,000 registered learners from almost every country in the world, have translated our courses into multiple languages, and have won two industry-leading e-learning awards (2017: Gold and 2016: Silver for best online learning project in the not-for-profit sector).

To ensure as many people as possible can access these courses and learn more about wildlife and conservation, we have decided to give the courses a new home with National Geographic.

You can take part from anywhere in the world, connect with learners from around the world in our online community forum, discuss topical issues or share inspiring conservation stories. There are introductory courses followed by a selection of more detailed courses on key conservation topics and further information about embarking on a career in conservation.

National Geographic Platform


This means that until the end of the year, you will still be able to access and complete the courses as normal on the UfW website. From January 2020, the website will be unavailable, so if there are any courses you are yet to complete, you will need to create a new account on the National Geographic platform, as course progress will not be transferred over.

If you are new to our online courses but would like to learn more, you can create an account and get started on the new National Geographic platform today.

Unfortunately, those in OFAC sanctioned countries will be unable to sign up for the new platform, however we are working on this and will let you know if this changes.

Introduction to Conservation


Prioritizing Species and Spaces


Understanding Illegal Wildlife Trade


Ocean Challenges and Solutions


Conservation Project Planning


Scientific Expeditions for Conservation