World Wide Fund for Nature
|Formation||29 April 1961(as World Wildlife Fund)a|
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an
It is the world's largest
The group aims to "stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature." Currently, their work is organized around these six areas: food, climate, freshwater, wildlife, forests, and oceans.
The Conservation Foundation, a precursor to WWF, was founded in 1948 by
In 1963, the Foundation held a conference and published a major report warning of
In 1990, the Conservation Foundation was merged into WWF, after becoming an affiliate of WWF in 1985, when it became a distinct legal entity but with the same staff and board. The organization now known as the Conservation Foundation in the United States is the former Forest Foundation of DuPage County.