World Wildlife Fund

633,099 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 3 petitions

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
141,096 supporters
Petitioning President Barack Obama

Protect tigers: Keep them out of American backyards

Shockingly, there are about 5,000 captive tigers in the US—many more than in the wild. Almost all of the captive tigers are owned privately as pets—not by zoos or accredited institutions. Because there isn't a system to keep track of the tigers, both the American public and the tigers are at risk. Isn't it time we took a stand? We need your help to remind President Obama that our government's inaction to close loopholes on captive tigers leaves wild tigers—and people—vulnerable.

World Wildlife Fund
203,194 supporters

Keep Oil Exploration Out of Virunga National Park

Virunga National Park is Africa’s oldest national park. It could soon become Africa’s newest oil field. British oil company Soco International PLC plans to explore for oil inside the park, even though the park is protected under Democratic Republic of Congo law. Add your name to WWF's campaign. Together we can draw the line and keep oil exploration out of Africa's oldest national park.  The Virunga National Park is not only critical to the variety of species - including gorillas - that call it home, but also the local economy that depends on the natural resources of the park. More than 27,000 people fish in Lake Edward and it provides drinking water to 50,000 people. But thousands more benefit from locally sourced fish, renewable energy and other park-related activities. Virunga has been a national park since 1925 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Total, a French oil company, has already committed not to explore for oil within Virunga’s boundaries. Stand with WWF to call on Soco to do the same! Oil development in the park could threaten local communities that rely on the park’s natural resources and jeopardize the region’s potential for long-term income from sustainable development. Join us in drawing the line -- Virunga is too important to open up for oil exploration.

World Wildlife Fund
288,809 supporters