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.
How can conservation shift to keep up with the demands of our rapidly changing world? On December 6, 2018, this year’s Fuller Symposium, presented in collaboration with National Geographic, inspired thinking on why and how to integrate principles of systems theory in conservation. We brought together a diverse array of leading experts to challenge our current way of working—and to devise creative solutions to complex conservation and development challenges in the context of our dynamic planet.
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:
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.
WWF's Fuller Science for Nature Seminar Series
What should the role of captive breeding be in conservation? When: February 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm, Reception to follow Where: WWF's Washington, D.C. Headquarters (1250 24th St. NW, Washington, DC 20037)
According to WWF's 2018 Living Planet Report, nature and biodiversity are disappearing at an alarming rate. 60% of species population sizes declined between 1970 and 2014. Finding a path forward to protect and preserve populations is imperative. A variety of methods and tools are required. Captive breeding programs have been used to prevent the imminent extinction of endangered species. But, how effective are they at establishing self-sustaining populations? In this seminar, a panel of experts will explore the various perspectives regarding captive breeding in conservation and the effectiveness of this technique in species recovery programs.
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 2011 symposium titled “Conservation Forward” brought together a diverse group of conservation leaders and change makers to answer one critical question: What are the most promising new ideas and innovations for effecting conservation?