WORLD WILDLIFE FOUNDATION (WWF)
There are so many problems plaguing Earth right now, it’s hard to find a place to start when you talk about conservation and saving the planet. But the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) should be an organisation at the top of your list given their mission to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. Many might associate the WWF with wildlife conservation, but they also focus on food, climate, fresh water, forests and oceans. They basically cover every problem that’s threatening Earth today!
They’ve been on a mission to protect the future of nature for more than 60 years. WWF is actually one of the leading conservation organisations on Earth, working in 100 countries and is supported by more than one million members in the U.S. alone and close to 5 million globally. Their unique way of working toward saving the planet combines global reach with a foundation in science. The organisation is about action act every level to ensure that innovative solutions meet the needs of both nature and people.
WWF partners with other foundation, governments, communities, businesses, individuals and more than 6 million members to save many of our planet’s most ecologically important regions. To accomplish their goals, WWF works to educate and influence people to make sustainable decisions and choices to minimise their impact on nature. They work globally at every level – from the fields to local communities, governments and the global marketplace. One of the organisation’s biggest strengths is their ability to engage with people and stakeholders to create innovative solutions to many challenging issues that threaten our planet’s future.
One of their biggest concerns is protecting wildlife for a healthy planet. They aim to protect and restores species and their habitats. Current projects for wildlife conservation include: tigers, polar bears, panda bears, orang-utans, sea turtles and many more animals on the verge of extinction. From rain forests to reefs, WWF works to protect these places from destructive challenges they face because of human interference.
In order to make a difference they need everyone’s support and becoming a WWF member is very beneficial for all! Besides donations, which are always welcomed, there are several ways to get involved in WWF’s conservation efforts. Taking action and speaking up for species and place through their Action Center allow you to be a voice for the voiceless. You can also adopt and animal to save some of the world’s endangered species. They also give you the chance to create your own personal webpage to help WWF raise funds to their many efforts.