World Wildlife Fund

311,222 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 6 petitions

Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives

Tell Congress: Help Save Vanishing Species

The Multinational Species Conservation Funds, run by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, play an important role in helping to protect the planet’s remaining populations of elephants, rhinos, tigers, great apes and marine turtles. To help boost these funds, Congress created the Save Vanishing Species Semipostal Stamp – commonly referred to as the “Tiger Stamp” - which lets consumers support these wildlife conservation programs every time they send a letter. Since the Tiger Stamp went on sale in 2011, more than 35 million have been sold, raising over $3.7 million for international conservation at no cost to US taxpayers. This great program will expire later this year unless Congress acts to renew it. Ask your Members of Congress to cosponsor the Multinational Species Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act.

World Wildlife Fund
754 supporters

Stand up for climate action on March 25th!

Every year, hundreds of millions of people around the world switch off their lights for one designated hour to demonstrate a commitment to fighting climate change. This year, Earth Hour takes place at 8:30 p.m. local time on March 25. There’s never been a more critical moment for the world to show solidarity for and a strong commitment to fighting climate change. By going dark, local government, cities, companies, landmarks, and individuals send the message that we will remain steadfast as we deliver on the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Momentum is on our side. The world is looking toward a renewable future. This Earth Hour, turn up the dark and get loud about climate action. Let the world know you’re all in.

World Wildlife Fund
27,038 supporters
Petitioning Barack Obama

URGENT: Tell President Obama to Finalize Environmental Priorities

President Obama only has a few weeks left in office until he turns over the reins to a new administration. In December, he finalized two important environmental priorities. Let's make sure he knows we're still watching, and that we want to see the remaining key environmental initiatives his administration started, finished. President Obama recently announced permanent protections for 115 million acres of federal waters in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. Including previous presidential withdrawals, this action permanently protects nearly 125 million acres in the offshore Arctic from future oil and gas activity. New regulations were also passed to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. There’s still important work to be done during his last weeks in office. Ask President Obama to finalize protecting conservation and international climate funding, just like he permanently protected the Arctic and implement the anti-illegal fishing regulations. We must protect the future of our planet!

World Wildlife Fund
117,275 supporters
Petitioning Barack Obama

URGENT: Tell President Obama to Finalize Environmental Priorities

President Obama has less than two months until he turns over the reins to a new administration. Let's make sure he knows we're still watching, and that we want to see the key environmental initiatives his administration started, finished. The Obama Administration just made sure America’s Arctic will be free of new offshore oil and gas drilling for the next five years, and that’s good news for people and wildlife. Now we need President Obama to go one step further. Ask President Obama to prioritize permanent protection of natural places like the Arctic from oil and gas drilling, while also finalizing three other top environmental priorities in his last weeks in office. We must protect the future of our planet!

World Wildlife Fund
117,275 supporters
Petitioning Tom Vilsack

Sign On to Help Protect Tigers

Right now, captive tiger cubs can be forced to interact with the public when they are only four weeks old. This is because the current patchwork of US regulations regarding captive tigers protects them in some ways, but not others. There is little federal regulation that tracks the status of captive tigers in the US. Unfortunately, this makes them extremely susceptible to the international illegal trade in tiger parts. We need to ensure that tigers in the US aren't feeding or sustaining that illegal trade. Sign this petition to tell the US government to fully ban public contact with tigers in the US.

World Wildlife Fund
27,987 supporters
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
20,893 supporters