The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Wereld Natuurfonds (WNF)
“Our mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.” This statement can be found on the World Wildlife Fund website. According to the WWF, life on Earth and its diversity is under threat, a threat mainly caused by humans. Which is tragic. However this also offers opportunities for change. Because if we’re the ones causing the problems, we can also solve them.
The Wereld Natuurfonds is the Dutch branch of the WWF. And their mission is to solve these problems. The WNF, with the endangered panda as their logo, is a network of conservationists, citizens, governments, companies, donors and volunteers who have joined forces to protect nature. They currently have more than three thousand ongoing projects, 606,000 donators, 3,300 volunteers and 380,000 followers on social media. If you want to get started as a volunteer, the WNF has plenty of open vacancies.
What does the WNF do?
The WNF is active in Australia to, for example, limit the damage caused by the forest fires. Search and rescue dogs are being used to search for animals that have survived the fires so the WNF can rescue them. There are also campaigns to protect the tiger. The WNF is lobbying governments for more nature parks where tigers can live safely.
The WNF has had some bad press. In 2019, a study was published that found that the WNF collaborates with paramilitary organisations in several places to protect nature parks. These organisations have been found guilty of assault and even murder. In many places, the protection of nature seems to be more important than human rights.
Nevertheless, the WFF, of which the WNF is the Dutch counterpart, is one of the biggest nature conservation organisations in the world with offices in more than sixty countries. They operate mainly through donations. The WNF offers the possibility to donate directly to a certain project and allows you to determine the amount you want to donate. Of course, you can also become a monthly contributor. The WNF suggests you donate at least 5 euros every month but donating less is an option!
Children between the ages of 3 and 17 are eligible to become WNF Rangers. In exchange for a donation, children will receive all kinds of merchandise that will transform them into a WNF Ranger.
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