World Wildlife Fund


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World Wildlife Fund

(WWF), international organization formed to raise money for conservation projects, est. 1961. The international organization, believing that its name no longer reflected the scope of its activities, became the Worldwide Fund for Nature in 1986, but the affiliated groups in the United States and Canada retained the original name. The organization now typically refers to itself as WWF—The Conservation Organization, or simply WWF. It has been responsible for international agreements on conservation and has supported research on endangered speciesendangered species,
any plant or animal species whose ability to survive and reproduce has been jeopardized by human activities. In 1999 the U.S. government, in accordance with the U.S.
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, including the giant pandapanda,
name for two nocturnal Asian mammals of the order Carnivora: the red panda, Ailurus fulgens, and the giant panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca.

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, its symbol.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Address:1250 24th St NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20037

Phone:202-293-4800
Fax:202-293-9211
Phone:800-225-5993
Web: www.worldwildlife.org
Established: 1961. Description:Largest privately supported international conservation organization in the world, dedicated to protecting the world's wildlife and wildlands. Directs conservation efforts toward three global goals: protecting endangered spaces, saving endangered species, and addressing global threats. WWF has invested in more than 13,100 projects in 157 countries and helped establish nearly 450 national parks and reserves worldwide. Members: 1,200,000 Dues: $15/year.
Publications: Focus (bimonthly); free to members.

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