What WWF Does
Throughout its more than 40 years, WWF has contributed significantly to the development and impact of the world conservation movement and to sustainable development. Here are a few examples of the impressive work WWF has done:
- Project Tiger Directorate
- WWF Endangered Species Programme: Tigers
- Sanctuary Asia: Project Tiger
- Wildlife Tours India
- World Wildlife Fund: Tigers
- WWF Working Locally on the Ground for Forest Conservation
- World Wildlife Fund: Global Forest Program
The Seas Must Live - Launched in 1976, WWF set up marine sanctuaries for whales, dolphins, and seals, and to protect marine turtle nesting sites. Currently, WWF is working around the world to save our seas and marine life by building up political will to end chronic overfishing, reducing the use of destructive fishing methods, rebuilding devastated fisheries, and improving resource management. For more information on this important issue, click here:
Save the Rhino - Launched in 1979, WWF raised over $1 million to combat rhino poaching. Thanks to the efforts of WWF, the number of rhinoceroses in Kaziranga National Park, India, rose from 400 in 1966 to 1,300 in 1995; in Chitwan Park, Nepal, from 60 in the late 1960s to 600 today; and in southern Africa, from 20 at the turn of the last century to nearly 8,000 today. For more on rhinos, check out:
World Conservation Strategy - In 1980, WWF published a recommended set of strategies that suggest taking a holistic approach and highlight the importance of using natural resources in a sustainable fashion. The strategy defined the three chief goals of conservation: maintenance of essential ecological processes and life support systems; preservation of genetic diversity; and sustainable use of species and ecosystems. Since the launch, 50 countries have formulated and initiated their own conservation strategies based on WWF's recommendations. Click here to found out how you can obtain a copy of WWF's strategy series.
You can learn about other WWF causes on the next page.