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Russell E. Train

1920-2012

  • Celebrating the life of Russell E. Train.

  • Learn about the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program and the conservation work being done by EFN grantees.

  • Russell E. Train, EPA Administrator in 1976, on the Toxic Substances Control Act.

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.

View tributes in honor and remembrance of Russell E. Train from people around the world whose lives have been impacted by him and his work in conservation. We invite you to contribute and share your own thoughts too.

How You Can Help
Memorial contributions may be made to the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program.