World Wildlife Fund

501,070 Supporters

WWF's mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by

 - protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species;
 - promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and 
 - promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution.

WWF is committed to reversing the degradation of our planet?s natural environment and to building a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature. WWF recognizes the critical relevance of human numbers, poverty, and consumption patterns to meeting these goals.

Started 7 petitions

Petitioning John Kerry

Airplane pollution endangers wildlife habitats. Emissions must be capped.

In December, global leaders met in Paris and pledged to cut climate pollution. Even though the aircraft industry is a top-ten global carbon polluter, international aviation was not mentioned in the agreement, leaving endangered species and natural habitats vulnerable to emissions. The United Nations body charged with regulating aircraft pollution, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is deciding this October whether to cap global aircraft emissions. If global emissions from airplanes remain unchecked, the industry’s CO2 emissions are expected to triple by 2050. The consequences of such extreme pollution are dire. Hazardous effects of climate change will continue to destroy the habitats and food supplies that wildlife depends on. Already endangered species will be pushed even closer to the brink of extinction. We must do everything we can to make sure US representatives to ICAO know a global pollutions cap is absolutely something the American people believe in. Tell Secretary Kerry—the US government representative in charge—to protect wildlife by fighting for a global cap on international aircraft pollution.

World Wildlife Fund
2,316 supporters
Petitioning John Magufuli

African Elephants and Lions Are in Danger

Heavily armed and well-trained criminal networks are destroying African elephants. They've turned poaching into an industrial scale global threat to wildlife across the continent. Elephants and lions in Selous, a large reserve in Tanzania, are especially at risk. But YOU can help. Tell the Tanzanian government to strengthen its wildlife management and protect both the reserve and surrounding areas.

World Wildlife Fund
36,157 supporters
Petitioning Dean Barrow

Tell the Belize prime minister to protect the barrier reef!

Belize's barrier reef is in danger if we don't act now to help save it! The reef is our shared heritage, and needs our help to save: The environment: In 2009, UNESCO placed the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System on the List of World Heritage in Danger. In recent years, the reef's ecosystems have been damaged by coastal construction, and oil concessions continue to pose a threat. Drilling for oil anywhere in Belize's waters would put the reef at risk, and should be banned. Local livelihoods: Nearly 200,000 Belizeans are estimated to rely on the reef. To safeguard the well-being of these families, it is essential to keep marine and coastal environments healthy. Harmful industrial activities, including unsustainable coastal construction and oil exploration, should not be allowed. Economic value: The reef's economic contribution accounts for 15 per cent of Belize's annual GDP. That includes approximately US$15 million from the commercial fishing industry and about US$200 million from tourism activities. Sustainably managing the reef and keeping it free from harm can secure stable income streams for residents, and attract investment. Coastal protection: Coral reefs and coastal mangroves provide protection against storm surges, hurricanes and erosion. These ecosystem services save Belize up to US$350 million per year in avoided damage. Industrial activities like construction, dredging, and dumping can destroy these valuable reefs and mangroves. Rare wildlife: Belize's waters are home to 1,400 different species, including 500 types of fish and 100 corals. This reef hosts the world's largest population of threatened west Indian manatees, as well as endangered sharks and marine turtles. The survival of these rare animals depends on keeping their habitats safe from threats. Help us protect Belize's barrier reef today!

World Wildlife Fund
39,022 supporters
Petitioning Barack Obama

Tell President Obama: No new offshore drilling in America’s Arctic

President Obama’s current draft five-year leasing plan (for 2017-2022) proposes to open up vast stretches of the Arctic Ocean to dangerous new offshore oil and gas drilling—including areas of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas off the coast of Alaska. The US needs to accelerate our nation’s transition to a renewable energy future, not open the Arctic to a new wave of risky offshore drilling activities. Sign our public comment to President Obama and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, and tell them you do not want new offshore oil drilling in America’s Arctic.

World Wildlife Fund
134,542 supporters

Help save the monarch butterfly

When we think of wild animals losing their habitats, we usually think of elephants, rhinos, and tigers in faraway places. But monarch butterflies are losing their homes right here in our own backyards. Milkweed, the only plant on which monarchs lay their eggs and the only source of food for baby caterpillars, is disappearing all across the United States due to herbicide use and land conversion. There is still some illegal logging in Mexico where monarchs spend their winters. And warmer weather is confusing butterflies, which wait for cold temperatures to begin their annual migrations. All of these threats add up to one sad fact: Monarch populations have been on the decline for decades. These amazing creatures need your help. It’s a big challenge, but together we can save the monarchs.

World Wildlife Fund
71,794 supporters
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives

Tell Congress: Support the Paris Climate Agreement

We are at a turning point. Climate change and related extreme weather events are already impacting our communities and the natural resources we depend on. Droughts and flooding are becoming more intense, the oceans are becoming more acidic, our water supplies are shrinking, agricultural yields are dropping, sea levels are rising, and forests are burning in unprecedented wildfires. Extreme weather events are costing American communities billions of dollars annually. If we do nothing, these impacts threaten to grow increasingly severe and costly over time. But the climate agreement reached in Paris offers us a real opportunity to act together to limit the damage and ensure a safer future for our children. We must seize this historic opportunity. Take action today and tell your members of Congress to support the Paris agreement.

World Wildlife Fund
75,532 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Australian Prime Minister & World Heritage Members

Save the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is a natural wonder of the world. It's an icon that is home to 1,500 species of fish and 400 species of coral. But now, it's at risk. The Australian government has approved marine projects that involve dredging large portions of seabed in one location and then dumping them in another location, causing disastrous impacts to the Great Barrier Reef. Australia should reverse its decision and immediately ban all dumping in this fragile ecosystem.

World Wildlife Fund
141,707 supporters