2021 Partner Symposium

Tiger mother and cub touching noses

In June 2021, WWF welcomed supporters from across the country to the 8th Annual Partner Symposium, which we presented in an entirely virtual format. Our foremost experts and leadership discussed how, with your help, WWF is working to conserve the most important wild places for nature and people while also implementing the whole-planet solutions needed to meet the challenges of humanity’s growing footprint. Please see below to watch recordings of the sessions from this year’s event.

Opening Remarks, the President’s Report,
and an Update on WWF’s Conservation Strategy

Julie Miller Carter Roberts Nik Sekhran Catherine Blancard

Julie Miller, Senior Vice President, Development Carter Roberts, President and CEO Nik Sekhran, Chief Conservation Officer Catherine Blancard, Senior Director, Strategy & Planning

The opening sessions feature a welcome to the 2021 Partner Symposium followed by a report from WWF President and CEO Carter Roberts on our current conservation priorities, recent progress, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The conversation then continues with Chief Conservation Officer Nik Sekhran and Senior Director of Strategy & Planning Catherine Blancard who provide an overview of WWF’s evolving conservation strategy, which aims to secure some of the most critical places on Earth while also addressing the systemic global threats to planetary health.

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Climate Change and the Future of Nature

Marcene Mitchell Marty Spitzer Mariana Panuncio-Feldman Shaun Martin Paul Dobbins

Marcene Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Climate Change Marty Spitzer, Senior Director, Climate and Renewable Energy Mariana Panuncio-Feldman, Senior Director, International Climate Cooperation Shaun Martin, Vice President, Ecological and Social Resilience Paul Dobbins, Senior Director of Impact Investing and Ecosystems Services

From nature-based solutions to science-driven decision making, our best chance to address future climate impacts comes this year in the lead-up to the UN Climate COP in November. Explore how we are leveraging a renewed focus on climate policy in the United States while accelerating global climate action to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030.

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Securing a Future for Wild Tigers: 2022’s Year of the Tiger and beyond

Ginette Hemley Dechen Dorji

Ginette Hemley , Senior Vice President, Wildlife Conservation Dechen Dorji, Senior Director for Asia, Wildlife Conservation


WWF’s TX2 campaign to double the population of wild tigers is nearing completion in 2022. This historic initiative mobilized political will at the highest levels in 13 tiger range countries, demonstrated how coordination and collaboration lead to better conservation outcomes, and laid the groundwork for the most incredible species recovery in the history of our planet. Discover what comes next for tigers—and learn how WWF is helping to create the conditions necessary for tigers and other at-risk species to recover and thrive.

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