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World Wildlife Fund


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World Wildlife Fund

  1. 1. World Wildlife Fund Grace Lee Hao Huang
  2. 2. Objective Statement <ul><li>This slide is to inform people about the earth and its inhabitants and environment. It also informs about the World Wildlife Fund group and their goals, history, and government views. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Major Issues <ul><li>Protecting endangered species </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the methods of agriculture decreasing the threats on wildlife and the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Fighting climate change </li></ul>
  4. 4. Major Issues <ul><li>Protecting forest areas </li></ul><ul><li>Their goal is to conserve 19 of the world’s most important natural places and change global forces to protect the future of nature by 2015. </li></ul>
  5. 5. History of WWF <ul><li>Created on September 11, 1961 by Sir Julian Huxley </li></ul><ul><li>Created because of Huxley’s concern for endangered species being hunted and the destruction of their habitats </li></ul><ul><li>Helped create more than 500 parks and protected areas in Africa, Latin America and Asia </li></ul>
  6. 6. History of WWF <ul><li>Headquarters is at Gland, Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>WWF invented and pioneered the use of the debt-for-nature swap and the conservation trust fund, the two most important financial mechanisms in conservation today. </li></ul>
  7. 7. History of WWF <ul><li>WWF was the driving force behind the international ban on ivory trading in 1990 and also helped to secure the international moratorium on commercial whaling. </li></ul><ul><li>The panda is the logo because the founders believed that it was a strong, recognizable symbol for the universe to understand </li></ul>
  8. 8. Government <ul><li>WWF have political campaigns to help reach their goal such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thank Vietnamese Leaders for Protecting the Rare Saola </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Push for an Ocean Protection Treaty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Activists: Stop Imports of Illegal Wood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give Thanks to Kansas for Bold Climate Change Action </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Government <ul><li>Political goals continued: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take Action to Stop Drilling in Bristol Bay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help Lions, Snow Leopards and More </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose Good Wood and Save our Forests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Say YES to Sustainable Seafood </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Government <ul><li>WWF does not endorse or renounce political candidates. They try and focus on their goal to help the earth and its living inhabitants and environment. </li></ul>
  11. 11. General Information <ul><li>WWF works at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Africa: Congo Basin, Coastal East Africa, Madagascar, Namibia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asia-Pacific: Amur-Heilong, Borneo and Sumatra, Coral Triangle, Eastern Himalayas, Mekong, Yangtze, New Guinea </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. General Information <ul><li>WWF works at (cont’d) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Latin America & the Caribbean: Amazon, Galapagos, Southern Chile, Mesoamerican Reef, Gulf of California </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United States: Bering Sea and Kamchatka, Chihuahuan Desert, Northern Great Plains, Southeast Rivers and Streams </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. General Information <ul><li>WWF focus on many animals, but they mainly focus on their flagship species: giant pandas, tigers, endangered whales and dolphins, rhinos, elephants, marine turtles and great apes. </li></ul>
  14. 14. General Information <ul><li>WWF has many business partners such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Toyota </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animal Planet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walt Disney Company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coca-Cola Company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>In the end, World Wildlife Fund wants to improve the environment of the earth and help protect many animals and especially endangered species. </li></ul>