World Wildlife Fund

For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

WWF's vision is to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature.


WWF’s mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. 

Goal and Strategies
By 2020, WWF will conserve 15 of the world’s most ecologically important regions by working in partnership with others to:

  • Protect and restore species and their habitats
  • Strengthen local communities' ability to conserve the natural resources they depend upon
  • Transform markets and policies to reduce the impact of the production and consumption of commodities
  • Mobilize hundreds of millions of people to support conservation



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1250 24th Street NW
Washington, D.C.

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(202) 293-4800

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Featured story

Saving wildlife is at the core of WWF’s mission. Why? Because animal populations are disappearing at an alarming rate. But even in the face of threats like poaching, habitat loss and overuse of natural resources, WWF is creating a better future for wildlife every day. We protect wildlife because they inspire us. But we also focus our efforts on those flagship species—like tigers, rhinos, whales and marine turtles—whose protection: influences and supports the survival of other species offers opportunities to protect whole landscapes or marine areas Protecting these species also contributes to a thriving, healthy planet for people’s health and well-being—from forests that slow climate change and filter water to oceans that provide more than 1/6 of the world’s food.


WWF’s mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.