WWF

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.

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Record year for rhino poaching in Africa

The number of African rhinos poached in 2015 is higher than previously thought with new figures from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) showing that a record 1,338 were killed across the continent last ...

dateMar 10, 2016 in Ecology
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New global strategy to save sharks and rays

A group of international conservation organizations launched a new strategy today to combat the decline of sharks and closely related rays, while warning that the rays are even more threatened and less protected than the ...

dateFeb 16, 2016 in Ecology
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Why water governance is key to growth in Bangladesh

Reports previewed today by WWF and H&M find that the gap between water policy and implementation in Bangladesh is likely to affect the country's economic growth. Findings suggest that national ambitions such as improved living ...

dateFeb 01, 2016 in Environment
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Offshore exploration ban in Belize

On 1 December 2016, the government of Belize announced a policy intended to ban offshore oil exploration within the seven marine parks that make up the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage site. This should effectively ...

dateDec 03, 2015 in Environment
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Landmark victory for the Great Barrier Reef

New laws banning the sea dumping of industrial dredge spoil have passed in the Australian state of Queensland in one of the most significant conservation victories ever for the Great Barrier Reef, said WWF-Australia and the ...

dateNov 12, 2015 in Environment
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