WWF’s mission statement is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
- conserving the world's biological diversity
- ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
- promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption
WWF was established in 1961 and is now one of the largest environmental organizations in the world. Currently there are more than 1300 WWF conservation projects underway around the world. They range from school nature gardens in Zambia, to initiatives that appear on the packaging in your local supermarket. From the restoration of orangutan habitats to the establishment of giant panda reserves.
WAGGGS and WWF have collaborated on an education pack for COP 15, the climate change conference in Copenhagen in 2009. These were fun and creative Vote Earth packs for kids, developed by an award-winning education specialist and address the issue of climate change and the Copenhagen summit using youth friendly, informal education techniques. WAGGGS also partnered with WWF on its Earth Hour Lantern project, where children around the world assembled paper lanterns and sent them to Copenhagen, inscribed with their personal message to world leaders about climate change.