Education is one of the most powerful drivers of change. For 24 years, the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) has played a pivotal role in preserving and restoring Earth’s epicenters of biodiversity by supporting conservationists across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Through scholarships, fellowships, and small grants, EFN enables individuals to pursue degrees and attend trainings, and provides funding for local organizations to train communities in WWF priority places.
In 2019, EFN will celebrate its 25th anniversary. This milestone reminds us of the important legacy of Russell E. Train and the impact this program has had on 2,684 individuals and organizations worldwide. With over $21 million invested in education and training, EFN has helped transform students, researchers, and faculty into recognized experts, decision-makers, and role models. It has also enabled local organizations to build awareness, transfer skills, and empower tens of thousands of community members.