世界自然基金会 World Wild Fund for Nature
To stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature, by:
conserving the world's biological diversity;
ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable;
promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
WWF is one of the world's largest conservation organizations.
It was conceived on the 29th April 1961.
Its first office opened in September 1961 in the Swiss town of Morges.
The central secretariat for the network - called WWF International - is now located in Gland, Switzerland (organizational structure)
WWF is an independent foundation registered under Swiss law.
The organization has offices in more than 80 countries around the world.
It employs around 6,200 full time staff and values the support of more than 5 million people.
Over the 50 years since it was founded, WWF has invested around US$11.5 billion in more than 13,000 projects.