It … The College of African Wildlife Management is established in Tanzania with grant funding from WWF. The world has changed. WWF's campaign to save the African elephant in 1989 plays an important part in the decision by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) to enact a ban on the ivory trade. In North America it is called the World Wildlife Fund. With this new park, a total of 33 million acres of new strict nature protection and 18.5 million acres of new sustainable use areas have been created since ARPA's inception in 2002. Incorporated in the District of Columbia on December 1, 1961, WWF-U.S. names Dwight D. Eisenhower its President of Honor. WWF's wildlife trade arm, TRAFFIC, launches an extensive publicity campaign to combat illegal wildlife trade in 1986. WWF helps establish the Guaraquea Ecological Station in 1987, and a 770-square-mile protected area surrounding it, in the Brazilian state of Parana. In 2000, the World Wide Fund for Nature sued World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc. in the United Kingdom, alleging various violations of the 1994 agreement. WWF celebrates its 25th anniversary in 1986 with a convocation of leaders from different faith traditions in Assisi, Italy. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands became the organization's first president. The government of Nepal declares Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain, as a special conservation area in 1997. These governments established nearly 13 million acres of protected areas in the Congo Basin, and are giving special attention to anti-poaching and sustainable forestry. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna & Flora (CITES) is negotiated in 1973, with Russell E. Train leading the U.S. government delegation as Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Updates? Another project in 1961 helps Colombian conservationists establish a small nature reserve. WWF hires its first scientist, Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy, as a project administrator, in 1973. But people have changed too. The following year the World Wildlife Fund was founded; the international name was subsequently changed to World Wide Fund for Nature in 1989, although in the United… Contact. WWF in 1997 launches the Living Planet Campaign, a new vision for preserving Earth's biodiversity. In 1961, a limited number of organizations around the world—such as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and The Conservation Foundation—were trying to meet conservation needs, but were desperately short of funds. Our long-term vision is simple: to create a world where people and nature … WWF and The Coca-Cola Company in 2007 announce a $20 million partnership to focus on seven important river basins, global supply chain and water use efficiency in its bottling plants. The decision was made to establish World Wildlife Fund as an international fundraising organization to work in collaboration with existing conservation groups and bring substantial financial support to the conservation movement on a worldwide scale. WWF in 1993 completes a $19 million debt-for-nature swap in the Philippines, the largest such swap ever undertaken by a nongovernmental organization. Inspired by a series of articles in a UK newspaper written by Sir Julian Huxley about the destruction of habitat and wildlife in East Africa, businessman Victor Stolan pointed out the urgent need for an international organization to raise funds for conservation. WWF-Canada works to conserve species at risk, protect threatened habitats and address global threats like climate change. World Wildlife Fund, Inc. (WWF)—the U.S. appeal—became the second national organization to be formed in 1961. WWF in 1996 works with Malaysia and the Philippines to establish the Turtle Islands Heritage Protected Area, the world's first transborder marine protected area for sea turtles. In 1960 a group of British naturalists—most notably biologist Sir Julian Huxley, artist and conservationist Peter Scott, and ornithologists Guy Mountfort and Max Nicholson—led an effort to establish an organization that protected endangered species and their habitats. From the World Wildlife Fund, WWF has evolved into the World Wide Fund for Nature in 1986, after realizing that its name only reflected one aspect of its initiatives. Level 1, 1-3 Smail Street, Ultimo NSW 2007. And climate change is leading us into uncharted territory. Founded Date Apr 29, 1961. World Wildlife Fund Canada is the country’s largest international conservation organization. WWF purchases 37,000 acres adjacent to Kenya's Lake Nakuru. The WWF’s first successful debt-for-nature swap took place in 1987 in Ecuador. They’re more ambitious, more innovative. FSC grows to a global network of more than 40 offices in the United States and around the world. Funding for the swap is generated through an unprecedented partnership between WWF, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. government. Thai Prime Minister pledges to end domestic ivory trade in Thailand, the world’s largest unregulated ivory market, marking a major win in WWF’s efforts to stop wildlife crime. Headquarters Location Washington, District of Columbia, United States. WWF in 2006 engages with Wal-Mart on sustainability efforts focused on its supply chain, including MSC certification of all fisheries, participation in the Global Forest & Trade Network, Mining Certification Guidelines, Better Cotton Initiative and other agriculture-related issues. ... World Wide Fund For Nature (formerly World Wildlife Fund) ® “WWF” is a WWF Registered Trademark Creative Commons license. WWF in 1985 expands conservation programs in Asia and Africa, showcasing the new Annapurna National Park in Nepal and strengthening projects to protect mountain gorillas in Rwanda. WWF in 1994 initiates and leads the effort of mainstream environmental groups to secure congressional approval of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the first trade convention to address the environment. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species is entrusted with the task of controlling illegal trade in tiger derivatives. Washington, DC 20037. Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). H.R.H. WWF convenes the Cooperative Working Group on Bird Trade in 1990, bringing together the pet industry, aviculturalists, zoos, animal welfare organizations & conservationists. In December, 196 nations meeting in Paris, finalize a global agreement aimed at curbing climate change, and delivering on many of WWF’s key priorities. 1250 24th Street, N.W. The Amazon Region Protected Areas (ARPA) program launches in 2002. View our inclusive approach to conservation. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. The U.S. House of Representatives passes H.R. In 1985, the World Wildlife Fund international secretariat in Switzerland and a number of World Wildlife Fund affiliates changed their name from World Wildlife Fund to World Wide Fund for Nature.