World Wildlife Fund Canada

World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) is a member of the world's largest independent conservation organization, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which is active in more than 40 countries and is based in Gland, Switzerland. Outside of its Canadian base, Toronto, WWF-Canada has offices on both Atlantic and Pacific coasts, as well as in Alberta and Ottawa.

Since 1967 WWF-Canada has been working with business, government and the public to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment, and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. To accomplish this mission it works to preserve Biodiversity; promotes the sustainable use of renewable natural Resources; and encourages the reduction of Pollution and wasteful consumption. WWF-Canada receives contributions from more than 150 000 individual Canadians, as well as from corporations, governments and foundations.

From 1989 to 2000, WWF-Canada undertook an ambitious Endangered Spaces campaign to complete a network of protected areas representing all of Canada's Natural Regions and thereby a range of wildlife habitats. The campaign more than doubled the land protected from coast to coast. Current priorities include fighting Climate Change, conserving oceans and freshwater resources; and educating and mobilizing people to build a Conservation culture.

See also Endangered Animals; Environmental And Conservation Movements; Parks, National; Parks, Provincial; and Wildlife Conservation And Management.