WWF is the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisation, with over six million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the earth'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.
HOW WE WORK
South Africa is on an unsustainable economic pathway. In order to turn this around, WWF South Africa positions itself to:
- Protect the natural state of priority areas and ensure they are integrated into sector development plans
- Safeguard and restore our most important natural spaces and places
- Ensure that our rich biodiversity flourishes thanks to empowered institutions and inclusive management approaches
- Empower key production sectors to reduce their environmental impact and contribute to the restoration of our natural heritage
- Inspire informed, transparent, empowered and enthusiastic markets to influence change in high-impact sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, forestry and mining, among others
- Allow beneficiaries of the services which nature provides to contribute to the thriving natural systems which provide these services, and
- Assist the South African government to implement an environmentally robust and meaningful, low-carbon economy strategy and programme which motivates all role players to actively contribute towards realising it
To deliver on these goals for the benefit of South Africa’s people, WWF South Africa seeks to build a loyal and passionate constituency to both give it legitimacy and the necessary resources to professionally do its work. We rely on the ongoing support of corporate network partners as well as individual donors in order to function at a scale that makes a meaningful impact on the lives of people.