World Wildlife Fund

Known worldwide by its panda logo, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is dedicated to protecting the world's wildlife and wildlands. The largest privately supported international conservation organization in the world, WWF has more than 1 million members in the U.S. alone. Since its inception in 1961, WWF has invested in over 13,100 projects in 157 countries.

WWF directs its conservation efforts toward three global goals: protecting endangered spaces, saving endangered species and addressing global threats. From working to save the giant panda, tiger, and rhino to helping establish and manage parks and reserves worldwide, WWF has been a conservation leader for 40 years.

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» Recent News

Colossal Cold-Water Coral Discovery Heightens Concerns about Inadequate Protections
04 Jun 04 | New findings released today by the United Nations Environment Programme and World Wildlife Fund highlight the discovery that cold-water corals, many located in hard-to-reach deep waters, are far more widespread and numerous than previously thought.

WWF Helps Set Up Amazon Trust Fund; Goal is Protection of Area Bigger than US Parks System Over Next 10 Years
03 Jun 04 | World Wildlife Fund announced the creation Thursday of a permanent, multi-million dollar endowment to fund conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon in partnership with the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility and the government of Brazil.

20-Year Anniversary Leaves Little Cause for Celebration
03 Jun 04 | On the eve of a pivotal meeting in Iceland, fisheries experts called Thursday for critical new measures to stem an alarming decline in wild Atlantic salmon stocks, which have plummeted 50 percent over the past two decades.

World Wildlife Fund Reacts to Forest Service Plans for Burned Areas in the Klamath-Siskiyou National Forest
01 Jun 04 | The U.S. Forest Service's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which calls for the logging of more than 370 million board feet in areas damaged by the 2002 Biscuit Fire, does little to prevent property loss resulting from forest fires.

Sea Turtles Worth More Alive Than Dead, Says WWF
24 May 04 | Marine turtle tourism brings in almost three times as much money as the sale of turtle products according to a new study by World Wildlife Fund, which shows that declines in sea turtle populations jeopardize jobs, tourism and coastal economies.

Congressional Funding For Enforcement of Wildlife Trade Grossly Inadequate
17 Jul 03 | The recent outbreak of monkey pox in the United States, traced to an African rat imported for the pet trade, should serve as a warning that we need to do a better job of stopping infected wildlife from entering our borders.

Brazilian Government Reveals Alarming Rate of Deforestation in Amazon
02 Jul 03 | An unexpectedly high rate of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest announced by the Brazilian government indicates that urgent, sweeping measures are needed to save this area of global importance, according to WWF.

Americans Declare Independence From Hazardous Chemicals
01 Jul 03 | On the eve of the Fourth of July holiday, over 10,000 Americans from all 50 states have signed the "U.S. Declaration of Independence from Hazardous Chemicals," according to World Wildlife Fund.



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