The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is a transnational conservation organization, supported by 5 million members worldwide, dedicated to protecting and conserving endangered species and natural environments and increasing awareness of threatening global issues such as climate change and overharvesting. The WWF directs conservation projects in more than 100 countries and partners with numerous environmental and nonenvironmental groups to cosponsor initiatives in more than 30 countries, focusing on policy development, education, and advocacy. In 1986, the Europe-based organization changed its name to the World Wide Fund for Nature, while WWF-US and WWF-CA maintained the World Wildlife Fund name in the United States and Canada. They are members of one large network, with shared goals and collaborative, as well as independent, initiatives. The Global Executive Board Secretariat ...

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