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Fuller Science for Nature Fund

Overview

The Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund supports and harnesses the most promising conservation science research and puts it into practice. Named in honor of the former president and CEO of WWF-US, the fund supports an annual Science for Nature Symposium featuring global leaders in science, policy, and conservation. Additionally, a regular seminar series provides a regular forum for the conservation community.

Kathryn Fuller

Kathryn S. Fuller, former president and chief executive of World Wildlife Fund

What WWF Is Doing

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2015 Fuller Science for Nature Symposium

Wired in the Wild
Can technology save the planet?

On November 18, 2015, the Fuller Symposium brought together thought leaders in science, policy, business, conservation and development to tackle the emerging issues facing our planet. This year’s symposium explored current uses of innovative technology and the promises and perils they present for addressing some of the planet's greatest challenges.

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Quarterly Seminar Series

WWF’s Science for Nature Seminars provide a regular forum for the conservation community to learn, discuss, network and inspire. The series seeks to advance the discussion of cutting edge research relating to international conservation by featuring distinguished scientists from across the globe. Seminars are:

  • Free
  • Open to the public
  • Held at WWF’s Washington, D.C. Headquarters (1250 24th St. NW, Washington, DC 20037)
  • Begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by a reception at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Kate Graves at 202-495-4604.

Quarterly Seminar Series - February 2016

Art to Action
Influencing behavior through creativity

Banner for Quarterly Seminar Series - December 2015

When: February 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm. Reception to follow.
Where: WWF-US Headquarters, Russell E. Train Conference Center
1250 24th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20037

Jay's exploration of humanity's terrestrial lineage and the impact that human disengagement with its own evolutionary and biological development is having upon all life on earth, made her realize the need for re-sensitization, and re-wilding. She began to examine complex narratives about biodiversity loss in the Anthropocene on both a macro and micro level. Jay deconstructs data and problem sets to discover the building blocks of each story that will translate most efficiently through media channels to the masses. By analyzing elements of a story together and apart, Jay draws unique relationships between seemingly disparate realities and entities, ultimately evoking the moment of epiphany and authentic emotion she experienced when the cause or connection first became apparent to her. In a continued effort to uncover the details and broad-strokes most relevant to communicating effectively and succinctly through still and moving images, Jay constantly evolves and supplements her visual vernacular's grammar and vocabulary.

About Asher Jay
Asher Jay is saving the world’s threatened wildlife—with creativity. Jay uses groundbreaking design, multimedia arts, literature, and lectures to inspire global action to combat illegal wildlife trafficking, advance environmental issues, and promote humanitarian causes. Much of her best-known work spotlights the illegal ivory trade. In 2013 the grassroots group, March for Elephants, asked Jay to visualize the blood ivory story on a huge animated billboard in New York’s Times Square. Viewed by 1.5 million people, the internationally crowd-funded initiative aimed to provoke public pressure for revising laws that permit ivory to be imported, traded, and sold. “Conservation can no longer afford to be marginalized,” she asserts. “Today, we need everyone’s involvement, not just core conservationists. She participated in the Faberge Big Egg Hunt in New York, where her oval oeuvre went on to raise money for anti-poaching efforts in Amboseli. Her upcoming projects will tackle biodiversity loss during the Anthropocene and expose threats to the world's most traded and endangered mega fauna. Jay’s projects have become global sensations. Yet her ultimate goal is to motivate the one person she believes holds the real power to determine nature’s fate. You.

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Projects

  • Kathryn S. Fuller Science for Nature Seminar Series

    WWF’s Science for Nature Seminars provide a regular forum for the conservation community to learn, discuss, network and inspire. The series seeks to advance the discussion of cutting edge research relating to critical topics in international conservation by featuring distinguished scientists from across the globe.

  • 2014 Fuller Symposium: Whole Planet, Full Plate

    The 2014 Fuller Symposium discussed how we can freeze the footprint of food while still nourishing billions. This one day event took place on November 12, 2014 at the National Geographic Society’s Grosvenor Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

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