Established in 1961, WWF operates in more than 100 countries.
WWF currently funds around 1,300 conservation projects globally and employs almost 5,000 people across the planet.
The organization is almost unique in that it has a presence from the local to the global level talking to tribes of Baka pygmies in the central African rainforests, through to face-to-face discussions with institutions such as the World Bank and the European Commission.
At every stage, when WWF works with local people, we work with partners and donors. Nothing, absolutely nothing, would have been possible or remain possible without them.
To stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
WWF's Guiding Principles
To guide WWF in its task of achieving the mission, the following principles have been adopted. WWF will:
The Wolf Hunt in Sweden
The Swedish Government approved 27 wolves to be culled in a license hunt in early 2010. In total 28 were killed. A new license hunt has now been approved with a start 15 January 2011, this time 20 wolves are allowed to be shot. WWF Sweden has protested strongly against the decimation hunt as it is not in accordance with the EU legal regulations (Habitat and Species Directive) and the Swedish subpopulation is highly vulnerable due to inbreeding
Forest expert new leader at WWF Sweden
Håkan Wirtén, Forest Director at the Swedish Forest Agency, has been appointed Secretary General of WWF Sweden.