World Wide Fund for Nature

Earth Hour 2013 at the Verona Arena amphitheatre, Piazza Bra, Verona, Italy before (top) and while the street lighting was switched off.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international environmental organization. It was founded as the World Wildlife Fund,[1] which is still its official name in Canada and the United States.

Most of its offices are in Switzerland. Their mascot, or , is the Giant Panda. It is the world's largest independent wildlife management organization. It has over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 90 countries. WWF supports 15,000 conservation and environmental projects around the world. It is a charity. About 90% of its fundraising money is from donations by private individuals and businesses.

The group says its mission is "to halt and reverse the destruction of our natural environment". Much of its work focuses on the conservation of three biomes that contain most of the world's biodiversity: forests, freshwater ecosystems, and oceans and coasts. Among other issues, it is also concerned with endangered species, pollution and climate change. The organization runs more than 1,200 field projects worldwide each year.

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References

  1. "WWF in the 60s". World Wide Fund for Nature. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
Other Languages
Alemannisch: WWF
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Сусьветны фонд дзікай прыроды
Deutsch: WWF
Esperanto: WWF
français: WWF
furlan: WWF
Bahasa Indonesia: World Wide Fund for Nature
italiano: WWF
magyar: WWF
Bahasa Melayu: Tabung Alam Sedunia
ភាសាខ្មែរ: WWF
српски / srpski: Svetska fondacija za prirodu
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Svetska fondacija za prirodu
suomi: WWF