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Fuller Science for Nature 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.

Kathryn Fuller

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

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2014 Fuller Science for Nature Symposium

Whole Planet, Full Plate
Finding ways to feed the world sustainably

Every year WWF’s Fuller Symposium convenes thought leaders in science, policy, business, conservation and development to tackle the emerging issues facing our planet. The 2014 Fuller Symposium will explore how we can freeze the footprint of food while still nourishing billions. We will look at the conservation opportunities and challenges we are facing and hear diverse perspectives on food production, distribution, consumption, waste, policy choices, and innovations that are shaping our food systems.

This year’s one day event will take place on November 12, 2014 at the National Geographic Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. It is free and open to the public. View the agenda.

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 - March 2015

Monarch butterfly on flower.

A Blooming Problem: The Disruptive Impacts of Climate Change on Nature’s Calendar

From the cherry trees of Washington to plankton in the world’s oceans, from seabirds in the Arctic to North America’s migrating Monarch butterflies, climate change is disrupting the timing of natural events among plants and animals. A panel of experts will explore some of the changes that already have been observed and those that are projected — and the implications. Join WWF for this conversation on phenology which is part of WWF’s quarterly Fuller Science for Nature Seminar Series.

This event is being planned in coordination with The Cherry Blossom Festival and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.

When: March 26, 2015 at 4:30 PM
Where: 1250 24th St NW, 2nd floor conference center. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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    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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    The 2013 Fuller Symposium explored how local and indigenous communities can empower themselves by managing their own natural resources—and in turn become a global force for conservation. This year’s one day event took place on November 13, 2013 at the National Geographic Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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