The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
- WWF Global
- Central African Republic
- Central America
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- European Policy Office
We are WWF. The World Wide Fund for Nature.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world's largest and most experienced independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries.
WWF's mission 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, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. We work with communities, businesses and governments to help people and nature thrive. Together, we’re safeguarding the natural world, tackling climate change and enabling people to use a fair and sustainable share of natural resources.
Mission statement at country level
Since its First strategic Plan (2002), WWF-Mongolia set a vision that funnels our efforts to make “Mongolia is a safe home for wildlife and a place where present and future generations enjoy a high quality of life, living in harmony with nature.”
With this vision, WWF-Mongolia team has been spearheading to make sure that “Millennia old traditions of human wild life co-existence continue to thrive and adapted to the new development challenges posed by shift to market economy, globalization and impacts of climate change as well as changing lifestyles through educated and empowered local communities, paradigm shifts in private sector that are supported and induced by adequate government policies and regulations and their sound implementation on the ground”.
WWF-Mongolia’s vision is fully aligned and supportive to the WWF corporate vision “To build a future in which people live in harmony with nature” and Mission “To conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth” and aims to address the local drivers and threats together with all stakeholders.
Altay Sayan Field Office was established in Khovd city with main focus on conservation of Mongolian saiga, Snow leopard, Argali sheep, Freshwater and Forest conservation.
Public advocacy campaign against misuse of chemical control of the Brandt’s vole, which resulted in damaging grassland ecosystem, undertook halting the massive use of Zync phosphate.
First forest community based organizations were established in the western Mongolia taking into account the importance of involving local communities for effective conservation. With close collaboration with different partners and active lobbying, the Law on Environmental Protection was revised to include the concept of the Community Based Conservation.
WWF-Mongolia led the development of the second National Biodiversity Program for 2015-2025 that was approved by the Government of Mongolia.
“The Spirit of the Mountain”- fiction movie was produced to increase awareness of conservation needs using traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) for reduction/mitigation of conflict between human and snow leopard. The movie received “The best short film” award of Mongolian Academy of Cinematography for the year of 2015.
WWF Mongolia supported a massive and unpredictable campaign titled “May wildlife be safe and happy” at initiative of ecoclub children from Mankhan soum of Khovd province, Western Mongolia where they collected over 200 hunting traps from herder families living in the vicinities of Jargalantkhairkhan Mountain, home to endangered snow leopards. Thanks to this campaign Khovd province officially announced to become the first trap-less province of the country. The Environmental Minister ordered to roll up Mankhan children’s initiative to national level.
The second zero poaching year of snow leopard in priority areas of Altai-Sayan Ecoregion announced thanks to active participation of local communities into conservation of the species.