Fuller Science for Nature Fund


Kathryn Fuller

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


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.


A Turning Point for the Amazon

The Amazon is close to reaching a tipping point, which puts into question the future of its ecological resilience, the resilience of its people, and the health of the planet. The tropical rainforest and river system spans eight countries—each with its own peoples, cultural values, political economies, and environmental concerns and priorities. As countries work together to achieve solutions at scale, they are also acknowledging these distinct local realities.

Join us on October 17, 2023, for A Turning Point for the Amazon, the Thomas Lovejoy Science for Nature Symposium, copresented with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. During this event, we’ll discuss the Amazon’s resilience to threats and disturbances and solutions to keep the Amazon and its people thriving. On October 24, we’ll continue the conversation virtually to consider more deeply the distinct regions of the Amazon and connect research across national borders.

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Announcing the Thomas Lovejoy Science for Nature Symposium

WWF is dedicating its annual science symposium to Tom Lovejoy.

photo of thomas lovejoy with cecropia leaf taken in july 2014

What WWF Is Doing


  • 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.

  • 2012 Fuller Symposium: Conservation Crime

    Global leaders shared their insights on the growing crisis of wildlife crime at the 2012 Fuller Symposium. The symposium was held on November 14, 2012 at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.

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