The World Wildlife Fund MUST protect #MoreSpecies than just charismatic megafauna!

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Many self-proclaimed environmentally conscious humans around the world donate so much to the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, which touts itself as the largest conservation organization in the world. But do not let this arrogance and self-pride fool you. The WWF is massively biased, that its members dedicate their heart to popular but clichéd species, such as elephants, rhinos, tigers, orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, polar bears, pangolins, dolphins, sea turtles, and sharks. In fact, most of these species are classified as only Vulnerable(VU) by the International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN). In great contrast, Critically Endangered(CR) species that are at a MUCH greater risk of extinction, from the pygmy hog(Porcula salvania) to the Chinese giant salamander(Andrias davidianus) to the American burying beetle(Nicrophorus americanus) to the ploughshare tortoise(Astrochelys yniphora)to the Antiguan racer snake(Alsophis antiguae) to the delta smelt(Hypomesus transpacificus) and to the Asimina tetramera, are not even featured on the World Wildlife Fund's priority species and are left to die and be forgotten. The WWF MUST recognize this blatant hypocrisy and extend its care to more species, and feature more than just charismatic megafauna on its website. 

The World Wildlife Fund's species are also what most would describe as "cute," or "beautiful," which can dangerously mislead people away from protecting uninteresting but equally important species, such as the Widdringtonia wallichii(Clanwilliam Cypress) and the Russian desman(Desmana moschata), as well as result in extremely disproportionate funding, compassion, and care. Appealing to the general population's interest in certain species also distracts people from the true importance of organisms, such as their niches and intrinsic values as living and deserving kindness. 

Please sign this petition and show the World Wildlife Fund that you care, and that it is imperative they protect more priority species. While it is impossible to care for ALL endangered species, there are still some that require the utmost attention, once again, from the Hainan gibbon(Nomascus hainanus) to the Macedonian lacewing(Pseudochazara cingovskii) to the spotted handfish(Brachionichthys hirsutus) and to the Araucaria muelleri. \

To be specific, we demand that the World Wildlife Fund extend its care to more IUCN assessed Endangered or Critically Endangered plants, mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fungi, and other organisms, especially the 100 most threatened species. 

 



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