Russell E. Train


Russell E. Train, founder and chairman emeritus of World Wildlife Fund, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2012.

Train was one of the most influential and well-known leaders in American conservation. Over the past half century, under his guidance and visionary leadership, World Wildlife Fund-US grew from a small primarily grant-making organization into a global conservation force with over one million members in the U.S. Train was a pioneer not only at WWF, but for the entire conservation movement.

Read the WWF statement on the passing of Russell E. Train.

Read the statement from Carter Roberts, President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund, on the passing of Russell E. Train.

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