World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Colin Finlayson

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    Abstract

    The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international nongovernmental organization that was founded in 1961 and is based in Switzerland. It was formerly called the World Wildlife Fund, which remains the official name in Canada and the United States, and was changed in 1986 to better reflect the scope of its activities. In 2001 the original acronym of WWF became its one, global name. Its logo is the highly recognizable black-and-white panda that has come to be seen as a symbol for the conservation movement as a whole. Ongoing conservation activities include those that support wetlands and their species, as well as specific initiatives such as the Living Planet Index.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe wetland book I
    Subtitle of host publicationStructure and function, management and methods
    EditorsC. Max Finlayson, Mark Everard, Kenneth Irvine, Robert J. McInnes, Beth A. Middleton, Anne A. van Dam, Nick C. Davidson
    Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
    PublisherSpringer
    Chapter94
    Pages727-731
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9789048196593
    ISBN (Print)9789048134939, 9789400714717
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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