World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been active for over 45 years and named as one of the most influential charities in the world today. Their mission is to preserve wildlife and the environment they live in. Over the decades, the organization has made great strides in all aspects of environmental conservation. In addition to lobbying to major companies for donations on a variety of issues, they also fight against any damage done to the Earth. Recently they helped stop oil drilling off the coast of Alaska, which would affect dozens of sea creatures and plant life.
WWF combines progressive scientific research with their work in 90 different countries across the world. They have campaigns to stop the Ivory trade in Africa and recently, with the help of celebrity Leonardo Dicaprio, started a campaign to prevent wild tigers from extinction. Climate change is something this organization, as well as other environmental groups focus on. It’s all connected to pollution from buildings which damage the air with their toxins and the earth.
The infamous logo is a black and white Panda put in captivity at the same time as WWF was established. The animal represented what the organization stood for- working to preserve endangered animals like the Panda who was now held in a London zoo.
To sustain their financial success, they receive donations from corporations and some of the 5 million people who support them. There are job opportunities for people passionate about the cause and especially for those who can write proposals and campaign on numerous topics.
World Wildlife Fund continues to make a difference in the world today and already donated thousands of dollars to their various projects.