One of the world's largest NGOs, WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future which humans live in harmony with nature by:
- conserving the world's biological diversity;
- ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable; and
- promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
WWF International actively supports and operates conservation programmes on the ground in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and Latin America. Worldwide, WWF funds close to 2,000 projects and employs more than 4,000 people. It has a global income of about CHF 600 million.
WWF’s Global Conservation Programme covers the full spectrum of conservation activities, at both the field and policy levels. It encompasses ecoregion conservation in the 'Global 200' – areas that WWF scientists have identified as the Earth’s most biologically outstanding terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats – and global thematic programmes. These programmes address key biomes (forest, freshwater and marine) and global threats (climate change), as well as priority endangered species.
Finally, the delivery of conservation results is assisted by WWF’s high-visibility international campaigns, which help to spotlight crucial environmental issues and influence national and international policy decisions.
with UN organizations and the IUCN (the World Conservation Union), as well as development agencies such as government aid agencies or the World Bank.