50 years of environmental conservation
WWF is World Wide Fund For Nature
WWF came into existence on April 29, 1961, when a small group of committed individuals signed a declaration that came to be known as the Morges Manifesto. Today it’s one of the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organizations. WWF has a global network active in more than 100 countries. WWF Uganda Country Office was established in 2009.
What is WWF’s Mission?
WWF’s mission 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 natural resources is sustainable, and
– Promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption
What does WWF do?
WWF focuses its work around the magnificent diversity of life on this planet, the extraordinary places they live in. All the while trying to reduce humanity’s impact on this life and in these places.
How many projects does WWF have?
Since WWF’s funding, we’ve invested nearly $10 billion in more than 13,000 conservation projects in over 150 countries. WWF runs about 1300 projects at any one time. The WWF Uganda Country Office implements projects under 3 programmes; Fresh water, Forestry, Energy and Climate.
Who works with WWF?
In carrying out its work, WWF cooperates with many partners, including UN organizations, IUCN, and development agencies such as USAID and the World Bank. WWF also works with business & industry partners.
Who is in charge?
WWF is governed by a Board of Trustees under an International President, Yolanda Kakabadse, President Emeritus is HRH The Duke of Edinburdh, the Director General of WWF International is Jim Leape. The Uganda Country Office Country Director is David Duli, the Conservation Manager is Thomas Otim.