|World Wide Fund for Nature|
|Founded||September 11, 1961|
|Key people||Sir Julian Huxley|
Dr Claude Martin
HE Chief Emeka Anyaoku
|Area served||World wide|
|Method||Lobbying, research, consultancy|
|Revenue||$111,393,537 USD (2005)|
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The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization for the conservation, research and restoration of the environment, formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in the United States and Canada. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages For the Marxist concept of internationalism see Proletarian internationalism. "Conservation Biology" redirects here For the Scientific journal, see Conservation Biology (journal. Environmental science is the study of interactions among physical chemical and biological components of the environment. Restoration ecology is the study of renewing a degraded damaged or destroyed Ecosystem through active human intervention See also Natural environment The '''biophysical''' environment is the symbiosis between the physical environment and the Biological The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page It is the world's largest independent conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 90 countries, supporting 100 conservation and environmental projects around the world. It is a charity, with approximately 9% of its funding coming from voluntary donations by private individuals and businesses.
The group says its mission is "to halt and reverse the destruction of our environment".  Currently, much of its work focuses on the conservation of three biomes that contain most of the world's biodiversity: forests, freshwater ecosystems, and oceans and coasts. A biome is a climatically and geographically defined area of ecologically similar climatic conditions such as communities of Plants Animals and Biodiversity is the variation of Life forms within a given Ecosystem, Biome or for the entire Earth. A forest is an area with a high density of Trees There are many definitions of a forest based on various criteria Freshwater is a word that refers to bodies of water such as Ponds lakes rivers and streams containing low concentrations of dissolved Salts and other Total dissolved An ocean (from Greek, ''Okeanos'' (Oceanus) is a major body of saline water, and a principal component of the Hydrosphere. The coast is defined as the part of the land adjoining or near the Ocean. Among other issues, it is also concerned with endangered species, pollution and climate change. An endangered species is a population of an organism which is at risk of becoming Extinct because it is either few in numbers or threatened by changing environmental or predation Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into an environment that causes instability disorder harm or discomfort to the physical systems or living organisms they are in Climate change is any long-term significant change in the “average weather” that a given region experiences The organization runs more than 20 field projects worldwide in any given year.
The organization was formed as a charitable trust on 11 September 1961, in Morges, Switzerland, under the name World Wildlife Fund. A charitable trust is a trust established for charitable purposes and is a more specific term than " charitable organisation " Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Morges ( Latin: Morgiis) is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Vaud, located in the district of Morges Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation It was an initiative of Julian Huxley and Max Nicholson, who had thirty years experience of linking progressive intellectuals with big business interests through the Political and Economic Planning think tank. Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS ( 22 June 1887 &ndash 14 February 1975) was an English Evolutionary biologist Progressivism is a term that refers to a broad school of international social and political philosophies. Big Business or big business is a term used to describe large corporations in either an individual or collective sense Political and Economic Planning (PEP was a British policy Think tank, formed in 1931 in response to Max Nicholson 's article A National A think tank (also called a policy institute) is an organization institute corporation or group that conducts Research and engages in advocacy in areas such
In its deed of foundation, the organization stated its original mission to be the "conservation of world fauna, flora, forests, landscape, water, soils and other natural resources by the management of land, research and investigation, and publicity, coordination of efforts, cooperation with other interested parties and all other appropriate means. A deed is a Legal instrument used to grant a Right. Deeds are part of the broader category of documents under seal. "
In the last few years, the organization set up offices and operations around the world. The initial focus of its activities was the protection of endangered species. An endangered species is a population of an organism which is at risk of becoming Extinct because it is either few in numbers or threatened by changing environmental or predation As more resources became available, its operations expanded into other areas such as the preservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of natural resources, and the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. In Biology and Ecology, extinction is the cessation of existence of a Species or group of taxa. Natural resources are naturally occurring substances that are considered valuable in their relatively unmodified ( natural) form Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into an environment that causes instability disorder harm or discomfort to the physical systems or living organisms they are in
In 1986, the organization changed its name to World Wide Fund for Nature, retaining the WWF initials, to better reflect the scope of its activities. However, it continues to operate under the original name in the United States and Canada. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page 
WWF has been accused by a number of environmental groups and campaigners, such as Corporate Watch and PR Watch of being too close to businesses to campaign objectively. Sir Peter Markham Scott, CH, CBE, DSC, FRS, FZS, ( September 14, 1909 – August 29, 1989 Corporate Watch is a small independent Not-for-profit research and Publishing group based in Oxford which undertakes research on the social and environmental PR Watch is a quarterly Newsletter whose stated mission is to expose deceptive and misleading Public relations campaigns Their own Corporate Club provides promotional opportunities for companies to use the WWF name and logo as a promotional tool. Currently WWF is working with Coca-Cola, Nokia, Canon, and others to make conservation commitments. Coca-Cola is a carbonated Soft drink sold in stores restaurants and Vending machines in more than 200 countries Nokia Corporation (pronunciation /'nɔkiɑ/),,) is a Finnish multinational Communications Corporation, headquartered is a Japanese Multinational corporation that specializes in imaging and optical products including Cameras photocopiers and Computer printers 
Previous donors have included Chevron and Exxon (each donating more than $50,000 in 1988), Philip Morris, Mobil, and Morgan Guaranty Trust and they are still in business until 2008. Exxon is a brand of fuel sold by ExxonMobil. History Exxon formally replaced the Esso, Enco, Mobil Gas Station by David Shankbonejpg|thumb|Mobil gas station East Village section of New York City]] Mobil was a major American oil company JPMorgan Chase & Co ( is the largest Banking institution in the United States by deposits and market capitalization and is one of the oldest operating
In the early 1970s, Prince Bernhard and Prince Philip, together with a few associates, set up the 1001 Nature Trust, its purpose being to cover the administrative and fund-raising aspects of the WWF. Emeka Anyaoku, GCVO, CON (born January 18, 1933) was the third Commonwealth Secretary-General. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (29 June 1911 in Jena – 1 December 2004 in Utrecht) Prince of Lippe-Biesterfeld born HSH Count Bernhard Leopold Friedrich The club garnered 1001 members who each contributed $10,000 to the trust. 
In 2000, the World Wide Fund for Nature sued the World Wrestling Federation (now named World Wrestling Entertainment) for unfair trade practices. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, Both parties had shared the initials "WWF" since March 1979. The conservation organization claimed that the wrestling company had violated a 1994 agreement regarding international use of the WWF initials. 
On August 10, 2001, a British court ruled in favor of the World Wide Fund for Nature. Events 612 BC - Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The World Wrestling Federation filed an appeal in October 2001. However, on May 5, 2002, the World Wrestling Federation changed its Web address from wwf. Events 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins 1215 - Rebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Uniform Resource Locator is an URI which also specifies where the identified resource is available and the protocol for retrieving it com to WWE. com, and replaced every "WWF" reference on the existing site with "WWE", as a prelude to changing the company's name to "World Wrestling Entertainment. " Its stock ticker also switched from WWF to WWE.
Abandonment of the initialism did not end the two organizations' legal conflict. Acronyms, initialisms, and alphabetisms are Abbreviations that are formed using the initial components in a phrase or name Later in 2002, the World Wide Fund for Nature petitioned the court for $360 million in damages, but the wrestling company prevailed. A subsequent request to overturn by the World Wide Fund for Nature was dismissed by the English Court of Appeals on June 28, 2007. Events 1098 - Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. In 2003, World Wrestling Entertainment won a limited decision which permitted them to continue marketing certain pre-existing products with the abandoned WWF logo. However, the wrestling company was obliged to issue newly-branded merchandise such as apparel, action figures, video games, and DVDs with the "WWE" initials. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is Additionally, the court order required the company to remove both spoken and visual references to "WWF" in its library of video footage (which spans several decades).