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.
As the world strives to limit global warming to 1.5C, we need to prepare for significant changes to communities, economies and the places we live and care about. To do this we must embrace a new approach to conservation built around managing, adapting to, and transforming with change: Climate resilience.
The 2016 Fuller Symposium on November 15, 2016 will bring together a diverse array of experts to discuss how resilience can be a useful framework to rethink sustainability and conservation in the age of climate change. We will look at how people and ecosystems respond to the rapid and often irreversible change facing our planet, and how we need to manage and approach the tough choices, such as where we should best invest our scarce resources for the future. Finally, we will explore some of the innovative thinking on resilience that will inevitably change the way we practice conservation.
The event is free and open to the public and will take place at the National Geographic Society’s Grosvenor Auditorium in Washington, D.C on November 15, 2016. It will also be streamed live on the web.
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.
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.