World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Fonds mondial pour la nature
Fondo Mundial para la Naturaleza
Welt Natur Fonds
Fondo Mondiale per la Natura
Fundo Mundial para a Natureza

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History

11 Sep 1961, Morges (Switzerland). Originally referred to as World Wildlife Fund and still referred to by that name in Canada and the USA. Also referred to as WWF - The global conservation organization. Current statutes ratified 29 Oct 1993. A foundation established in accordance with Swiss Civil Code, with registered office in Gland (Switzerland).

Aims

Stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: conserving the world's biodiversity; ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable; promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

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Activities

Operates in over 100 countries; currently funds over 1,000 conservation projects; maintains local to global presence, ranging from talks with tribes of Baka pygmies in the Central African rainforests, through to face-to-face discussions with world leaders and institutions such as the World Bank and the European Commission; works on flagship issues, such as the Congo, the Amazon and bycatch, the accidental catching of non-target fish and marine life which is then discarded; engages with business and industry to help improve environmental practices in corporations. Global areas of work include: forest; marine; species; freshwater; climate change; sustainable development. Recent successes include: Bolivian Forest Chamber committing to sustainable management of 3 million hectares of tropical forest; an agreement between the governments of Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Australia to collaboratively manage 3 million hectares of high priority wetlands; 11 South Pacific nations agreeing to establish whale sanctuaries in their waters, protecting 12 whale species in more than 28,500 square kilometres of ocean; protection of 11 million hectares of Australia's Great Barrier Reef; linking up more than 20 scattered panda populations in China into two huge areas, helping ensure survival of more than two-thirds of the world's 1,600 pandas. Instrumental in setting up Large Herbivore Network (LHNet).

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 26 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 19 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 71 countries
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UIA Org ID

F3608

Last News Received

2013
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