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Conservation experts are crucial to ensuring the long-term sustainability of WWF's work in regions around the world. WWF's Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) works to increase the number of highly-qualified conservationists by investing in proven and potential leaders to gain the skills and knowledge they need to advance conservation in their home countries.

Since 1994, EFN has been an important funding source for thousands of individuals and organizations. Through fellowships and grants, EFN invests in the education and training of local conservation leaders because we believe they are the key to protecting the natural resources that are needed and cherished where they live. To increase EFN’s impact and fill knowledge gaps on issues critical to WWF’s mission, EFN has aligned its programs with WWF’s six overarching goals centered on wildlife, climate, forests, oceans, food, and freshwater. 

EFN invites proven and potential conservation leaders and local organizations to sign up using our online application form to learn which opportunities are right for you. 

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