2020 Partners Symposium

2020 Partners Symposium Thank you for joining us

In June, WWF welcomed supporters from across the country to this year’s Partner Symposium, which we presented in an entirely virtual format. Our foremost experts and leadership discussed how, with your help, WWF is setting the course toward a healthy future for people and nature. Please see below for recordings of the sessions from this year’s event.

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President’s Report with Carter Roberts, with a welcome from Julie Miller

Carter Roberts, President and CEO Julie Miller, Senior Vice President, Development

Welcome to the 2020 Partner Symposium, followed by a report from WWF President and CEO Carter Roberts on the organizational response to COVID-19, our current priorities, our statement on racial injustice, and opportunities for our work looking ahead.

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Community-Centered Conservation

Kerry Cesareo, Senior Vice President, Forests Dr. Allard Blom, Managing Director, Congo Basin Program Alex MacLennan, Senior Director, Content and Editorial Communications

WWF has long understood that people who live in the places where we work are critical partners in conservation. WWF experts Kerry Cesareo, Allard Blom, and Alex MacLennan tell the story of community-centered conservation in the Dzanga-Sanga Protected Area Complex, where WWF works directly with people to support community management of natural resources in the forest ecosystem that gorillas, elephants, and people call home.

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Conservation and the Human Health Connection

Nik Sekhran, Chief Conservation Officer Rebecca Shaw, Chief Scientist Ginette Hemley, Senior Vice President of Wildlife Conservation

WWF’s Chief Conservation Officer Nik Sekhran, Chief Scientist Rebecca Shaw, and Senior Vice President of Wildlife Conservation Ginette Hemley explain on our work at the intersection of conservation and human health, and offer strategies to create better health opportunities for people and nature.

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The State of Conservation

Nik Sekhran, Chief Conservation Officer Rebecca Shaw, Chief Scientist Ginette Hemley, Senior Vice President of Wildlife Conservation

We concluded the Partner Symposium with a live Q&A on the state of conservation with Nik Sekhran, Rebecca Shaw and Ginette Hemley. Participants posed questions about the Symposium sessions and other conservation-related topics.

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