WWF Conservation Insiders Series
Exclusive Conversations with WWF Experts and Leaders
As one of our closest supporters, we invite you to take advantage of the exclusive opportunity to participate in live conversations with WWF’s expert staff. These scientists and leading thinkers offer a behind-the-scenes view of WWF’s innovative work around the world to protect nature for the future of wildlife and humans. Hear their stories and contribute your own insights to the conversation.
Questions about the program? Contact Brie Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-495-4315.
Upcoming Webinars & Conference Calls
Wild Rivers: A Sustainable Future for Wildlife and Communities
With Michele Thieme, Director, Freshwater Science & Ecosystems, and
Catherine Blancard, Director, Freshwater Communications & Advocacy
Monday, June 18, 2018 at 7 pm ET
Free-flowing rivers are the arteries and veins of the Earth. The natural flows of clean, fresh water are essential for the health of entire landscapes, billions of people, and diverse wildlife—from river dolphins in the Amazon, to elephants in Africa, to tigers in Asia and beyond. But, free-flowing rivers are disappearing. Join us for a conversation about how, from Latin America's expansive Pantanal wetlands to the winding rivers of Myanmar and many places in between, WWF is helping to keep rivers wild and protecting the species and communities that depend on them.
Previous Webinars & Conference Calls
Hope for Elephants: Shutting Down Demand for Ivory
The world’s elephant populations are being decimated by poaching. Fueled by consumer demand for ivory, at least 20,000 elephants are killed each year, mostly for their tusks. In this webinar, Ginette and Jan discuss how WWF is leading a global effort to stop the crisis and ensure a future in which these majestic animals thrive for generations to come.
Delivering on the Promise of Paris
With Mariana Panuncio-Feldman, Senior Director, International Climate Cooperation, and
Elan Strait, Deputy Director, Policy and Strategy
Mariana and Elan discuss how WWF is building a movement toward a climate-resilient future, including bringing together more than 2,300 governors, businesses, and colleges and universities in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to pull out of the historic Paris climate agreement.
Tech Solutions to Protect Wildlife
Eric and Colby discuss how WWF is using innovative solutions like thermal cameras, acoustic detection software, and unmanned aerial vehicles to stop poachers in their tracks and keep ecologically important species—including elephants and rhinos—safe.
WWF’s Climate Strategy & the People’s Climate MarchWith Lou Leonard, Senior Vice President, Climate & Energy
Lou provides a preview of what to expect at the People’s Climate March and how WWF is approaching climate policy in the current political environment. Hear how we can sustain the momentum toward a sustainable future that includes investments in clean energy.
Building on 2016 Wildlife Wins
With Ginette Hemley, Senior Vice President, Wildlife Conservation
Ginette discusses recent victories for some of Earth’s most iconic and beloved species, from tigers to elephants, rhinos, sharks and pangolins—and examines what these successes mean for the future of wildlife conservation and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
People & The Island of Lemurs
With Rachel Kramer, Senior Program Officer for Wildlife Conservation and TRAFFIC, WWF-US
Rachel discusses how growing demand for resources is driving deforestation and the illegal wildlife trade on the world’s fourth largest island—and how WWF is working together with Madagascar’s people to create a sustainable future.
Nepal: Small Country Big Impact
With Shubash Lohani, Director of Sustainable Landscapes, WWF-US
Shubash discusses how this small Himalayan country is leading the fight against wildlife crime and spotlights how the lessons learned there are helping other countries protect not just rhinos, but also elephants, tigers and other vulnerable species.
Protecting our Planet in 2015
With Carter Roberts, President and CEO, WWF-US
Carter Roberts recounts our conservation successes from 2015 and looks to the year ahead, including a discussion about the UN climate negotiations in Paris and how WWF is working to combat climate change.
Stories from the Field
With Barney Long, Director of Species Conservation and
Dennis Jorgensen, Bison Initiative Coordinator, Northern Great Plains.
Barney and Dennis discuss WWF’s species recovery work, including on-the-ground efforts to protect and restore iconic species like tigers, bison, and rhinos.
Our Fish: Our Planet
With Michele Kuruc, Vice President, WWF-US
Michele discusses WWF’s work to combat black market fishing, how illegally caught seafood ends up on our dinner plates, and what each of us can do to ensure the fish we eat wasn't stolen from the sea.
Protecting Our Planet in 2014
With Carter Roberts, President and CEO, WWF-US
Carter Roberts looks back at conservation success stories from 2014 and looks ahead as WWF embarks on a new path to take our work to the next level.
Protecting the Amazon for Life
With Meg Symington, Managing Director, Amazon
Meg discusses WWF’s long-standing commitment to the region and how your support helped us broker one of the biggest conservation wins in history: a deal to permanently secure the world’s largest network of tropical forest protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon.
The Green Heart of Africa
With Matthew Lewis, Senior Program Officer for African Species, WWF-US Wildlife Conservation Program
Matthew discusses what makes the Congo Basin special and how WWF is working to empower local communities to protect their natural resources, collaborate across borders to curb wildlife crim and recover iconic species.
WWF in America's Backyard
With Martha Kauffman, Managing Director of WWF's Northern Great Plains program
Martha discusses WWF's efforts—in partnership with Native American tribes, local ranchers and public land managers—to restore and enhance wildlife in ways that benefit the people and honor the cultures of the region.
Protecting Our Planet in 2013
With Carter Roberts, WWF-US President and CEO
Carter Roberts discusses our successes from the past year as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.