Pandas and Prose

About the Series

Welcome to Pandas and Prose–WWF's virtual series in which we host conversations with writers who use nature and the written word to inspire and educate readers around the world.

Each Pandas and Prose webinar will feature a writer alongside a WWF expert to hear their stories, learn from their experiences, and introduce audiences to potentially new ways of thinking.

Please note: WWF may not share all the same views and opinions as the authors featured in Pandas and Prose.

In Case You Missed It

  • In June 2024, in honor of Pollinator Week, we hosted a Pandas & Prose webinar with author and poet Camille Dungy and WWF's Manager of Pollinator Conservation, Clay Bolt, for a conversation guided by Camille’s book Soil: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden. Check out their conversation:


  • In April 2024, we hosted a Pandas & Prose webinar with ecologist and WWF National Council Member Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant and WWF's Director of Talen Acquisition, Deirdre Jennings-Holton, for a conversation guided by Dr. Wynn-Grant's book Wild Life. Check out their conversation.


  • In February 2024, we hosted a Pandas & Prose webinar with author Alison Pearce Stevens and WWF's senior director of wildlife communications and strategy, Danielle Brigida, for a conversation guided by Alison's book Animal Climate Heroes! Check out their conversation.



  • In September 2023, we hosted a Pandas & Prose webinar with poet and novelist Ben Okri and WWF's Director of Climate Science and Carbon Metrics, Climate Change, Dr. Christa Anderson for a conversation guided by Ben's book Tiger Work: Stories, Essays and Poems About Climate Change. Check out their conversation:


  • In April 2023, WWF hosted a Pandas and Prose webinar with author Wendy Williams and WWF's Monica Echeverria. We invited audience members to join our WWF community in reading Wendy’s book, The Language of Butterflies, ahead of the event. Check out their conversation:



  • In January 2023, WWF hosted a Pandas and Prose webinar with author Karen Bakker and WWF's Global Data and Technology Lead Scientist Dave Thau. We invited audience members to join our WWF community in reading Karen’s book, The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology Is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants, ahead of the webinar. Check out their conversation:

  • In June 2021, WWF hosted a Pandas and Prose webinar with ecologist and author, Carl Safina, and WWF's Director of Climate, Communities and Wildlife, Nikhil Advani. We invited audience members to join our WWF community in reading Carl’s book, Becoming Wild, ahead of the webinar. Check out their conversation:

  • In May 2021, WWF hosted a Pandas and Prose webinar with Instagram poet and artist Morgan Harper Nichols and WWF's Chief Operating Officer, Loren Mayor. We invited audience members to join our WWF community in reading Morgan's new book of poetry and essays, How Far You Have Come, ahead of the webinar. Check out their conversation:

  • In February, WWF hosted our inaugural Pandas and Prose with author and Emmy and Tony award winning actress Jane Alexander and WWF's Senior Vice President of Wildlife Conservation, Ginette Hemley. Check out their conversation:

  • In March, WWF hosted a Pandas and Prose webinar with PhD, cultural geographer and author Carolyn Finney and WWF's senior director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Renee Johnson. Check out their conversation: