World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

The World Wide Fund for Nature is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961, working in the field of the wilderness preservation, and the reduction of human impact on the environment. It was formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States. Wikipedia
WHAT: Cultivating human-animals coexistence and sustaining biodiversity.
IN DETAIL: The influential organization combines hand-on conservation efforts and takes active part in forming policy and legislation. WWF grants special focus to particular species, including tigers, dolphins and elephants.
WHERE: Worldwide. Priority regions are the Amazon, Himalayas, Mediterranean, Borneo, Coral Triangle and Madagascar.                                                                                                   

Founded: April 29, 1961, Morges, Switzerland

WWF work is focused around 6 ambitious goals with people at the centerWWF’s work has evolved from saving species and landscapes to addressing the larger global threats and forces that impact them. Recognizing that the problems facing our planet are increasingly more complex and urgent, we have refined the way in which we work around an ambitious new strategy. Our new strategy puts people at the center and organizes our work around six key areas: forests, marine, freshwater, wildlife, food and climate. By linking these six areas in an integrated approach, we can better leverage our unique assets and direct all our resources to protecting vulnerable places, species and communities worldwide.

People are at the center of our work because together we can change the trajectory of the threats to nature, and help ensure nature’s ability to provide—for the sake of every living thing, including ourselves.

We work globally, with every sector, at every level

To accomplish our ambitious goals, we work to educate and influence people into making sustainable choices and decisions, including those who work in business and make decisions around the use of natural resources, and those who work in government and set policy that impacts nature.

We work globally at every level—in the field and in the local community, from the halls of government to the global marketplace. One of WWF’s strengths is our ability to engage stakeholders—in business, civil society, and academia—in partnerships to devise innovative solutions to the issues that challenge us.

Working together with 1.1 million supporters , WWF’s partners, projects and experts are making a difference in creating a healthy future for our planet.

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