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WWF works to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife, collaborating with partners from local to global levels in nearly 100 countries.
Caroline loved animals her whole life, but that love deepened when she went on an educational safari in Africa. She had the opportunity to see iconic species in their natural habitats and observe how people interacted with and lived among nature. From that point forward, she wanted to do all she could to help protect wildlife and wild places around the world.
EFN ensures lasting impact by investing in local conservation leaders and scientists. I’m in my 51st year of teaching, and I’ve seen firsthand the value of investing in people. It was my intention to memorialize Caroline in a way that she would have found meaningful. This fellowship honors her passion for conservation and her commitment to WWF, by backing individuals who share a similar worldview and purpose.
Caroline believed in the importance of preserving nature and protecting wildlife. The Cassagnol Fellowship supports local leaders pursuing their interests in habitat restoration and wildlife conservation, and it inspires them to train others so the cycle can continue. Young people are so in tune with environmental issues. It’s my hope that supporting their eagerness to learn and grow professionally will lead to positive change. And in this way, Caroline’s legacy will live on.