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.
New census critical for mountain gorillas in Virunga
A new census of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Massif will help gauge the impact of conservation work in the area and play a vital role in guiding future efforts to safeguard the critically endangered great ape and its ...
Hundreds of new species discovered in the fragile Eastern Himalayan region
A sneezing monkey, a walking fish and a jewel-like snake are just some of a biological treasure trove of over 200 new species discovered in the Eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to a new report by WWF.
High hopes as world leaders meet to agree global survival plan
The expected approval of a new worldwide development deal later this week gives hope that nations can work together to eradicate poverty and protect the environment. All 193 UN member states will formally agree the 2030 Agenda ...
Failing fisheries and poor ocean health starving human food supply
Populations of fish critical to human food security are in serious decline worldwide with some at risk of collapse according to the emergency edition of a WWF report released today. WWF's Living Blue Planet Report finds that ...
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.
Eastern and Southern African countries announce groundbreaking move to curb regional illegal timber trade
The national forest agencies of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique today signed a historic declaration to jointly combat illegal timber trade in Eastern and Southern Africa, taking a significant step towards ...
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.
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 ...
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.