|Known worldwide by its panda logo, WWF is the world's largest and most
experienced independent conservation organization with 4.7 million supporters and a global
network active in some 100 countries. WWF's mission is to protect nature and the
biological diversity that we all need to survive.
The global environment network
In four decades, WWF has become the world's largest and most respected independent
conservation organisation, with 27 National Organisations (NOs) active in 96 countries. We
have almost five million supporters on five continents, who raise money and take action to
tackle issues from the survival of species and habitats to climate change, sustainable
business and environmental education. Since 1985, WWF has invested over US$1 billion in
more than 11,000 projects in 130 countries.
The mission of WWF is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to
build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
- conserving the world's biological diversity
- ensuring that the use of renewable resources is sustainable
- promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption
WWF works to:
- conserve endangered species
- protect endangered spaces
- address global threats to nature
- by seeking long-term solutions
for the benefit of people and nature.
The first member of the WWF network.
WWF was launched on 23 November 1961, and WWF-UK was the first National Organisation in
the WWF International network. Today, we have offices in England, Northern Ireland,
Scotland and Wales.