The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment, formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States. It is the world's largest independent conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects. WWF is a foundation, in 2010 deriving 57% of funding from individuals and bequests, 17% from government sources (such as the World Bank, DFID, USAID) and 11% from corporations.
Tropical forests 'on the edge'
Tropical rainforests could largely disappear by the end of the century, warns a new report commissioned by the Club of Rome.
Stock recovery plan for Pacific Bluefin tuna urgently needed
Members of the Northern Committee (NC) of the Western and Central Pacific Fishery Commission (WCPFC) meeting on Monday next week urgently need to commit to a rigorous recovery plan to address the collapse of Pacific Bluefin ...
Epic walrus gathering on again
On both sides of the Bering Strait, summer sea ice has once more dropped to a level that is driving thousands of walruses onto coastal beaches.
Humanity exceeds nature's budget for 2015
In less than eight months, humanity has used up nature's budget for the entire year, according to data from Global Footprint Network.
Amur tiger numbers on the rise, say latest figures
The population of the Amur tiger in Russia has increased to as many as 540 individuals over the last ten years, according to figures released by the Russian government.
Second snow leopard successfully collared with satellite-GPS technology in Nepal
Little over one month after a devastating earthquake rocked the Himalayan nation, conservationists in Nepal announced that they had successfully collared a snow leopard in the shadow of Kangchenjunga, the world's second highest ...
Rich countries sweep billions in public finance for coal under the rug as climate deadlines loom
Over the last eight years, developed country governments have channelled more than US$73 billion of public money into coal projects, says research released today.
Record-breaking number of European citizens call to protect nature
Almost half a million people are calling on the European Commission to save Europe's nature laws – by far the highest number of responses to a public consultation ever reached in the history of the European Union.
Seeking plans for bluefin recovery and reduced fishing capacity
Members of the fisheries commission for the eastern Pacific assembling in Guayaquil, Ecuador need to prioritise initiating a rigorous recovery plan to address the collapse of Pacific Bluefin Tuna stocks and stabilising overall ...
Development decisions made today will fundamentally alter Africa's ecological future
WWF and the African Development Bank today launched the 2015 African Ecological Futures report, highlighting a development path that can bring long-term well-being and prosperity while valuing and safeguarding Africa's rich ...