World Wildlife Fund

733,215 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 5 petitions

Petitioning President Peña Nieto

Take action to save the vaquita!

Together, we can protect the Gulf of California World Heritage site, home to the critically endangered vaquita. Recently, the President of Mexico committed to enforcing a permanent ban on gillnets in the Upper Gulf of California—the single biggest contributing factor to the vaquita's decline. The gillnet ban was one of our top campaign asks and thanks in part to 200,000 WWF Activists from around the world, vaquita may now have a fighting chance. Joining the President of Mexico and signing on to an agreement to help support emergency measures to conserve the critically endangered vaquita and the Upper Gulf of California ecosystem were the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the Carlos Slim Foundation. The agreement is a major step forward in the effort to save the vaquita population from extinction. Now, we must urge the development of a comprehensive vaquita recovery plan. Take Action Today. Send a message to the President of Mexico now.

World Wildlife Fund
40,821 supporters
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
58,556 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
141,238 supporters
Victory
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
203,442 supporters
Victory

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
289,158 supporters