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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Japan must stop killing of whales in the name of science
The illegitimate killing of whales in the name of science must be rejected, WWF says.