World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Environment and Ecology > Biodiversity > Organisations
Why in news?
- Shruti Haasan was recently chosen as the Brand Ambassador For World Wide Fund For Nature India
- The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961, working in the field of wilderness preservation, and the reduction of human impact on the environment.
- It was formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States.
- WWF is the world's largest conservation organization with over five million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 3000 conservation and environmental projects.
- They have invested over $1 billion in more than 12,000 conservation initiatives since 1995.
- WWF is a foundation with 55% of funding from individuals and bequests, 19% from government sources (such as the World Bank, DFID, USAID) and 8% from corporations in 2014.
Work done by WWF:
- WWF aims to "stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature."
- The Living Planet Report has been published every two years by WWF since 1998; it is based on a Living Planet Index and ecological footprint calculation.
- In addition, WWF has launched several notable worldwide campaigns including Earth Hour and Debt-for-Nature Swap, and its current work is organized around these six areas: food, climate, freshwater, wildlife, forests, and oceans.
”The living planet report” is published by:
(b)UN environment program
(d)Worldwide Fund for Nature
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