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The world wildlife fund is a global conservation network with offices in more than one hundred countries around the world. Scientists, such as Sir Julian Huxley, and political leaders, such as the Duke of Edinburgh, started WWF in Switzerland in 1961. The organization's initial goal was to raise money for conservation. WWF developed slowly for the first two decades. Then, in the 1980s, it grew to become the world's largest private international conservation organization. While many offices were initially started in industrialized states, branches are now located in places such as Bhutan, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Central America. The organization's environment work is not just focused on policy change; WWF runs more than 1,000 field projects annually around the globe.

WWF has identified 200 ecoregions deemed the ...

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