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WWF works to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife, collaborating with partners from local to global levels in nearly 100 countries.
WWF and the US Government
For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. WWF works in over 100 countries and is supported by over 1.1 million members in the US and 5 million supporters worldwide. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature. WWF also partners with governments, businesses, foundations, communities, and individuals to conserve many of the world’s most ecologically important regions. Working together, we are advancing WWF’s mission to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. We are doing this by:
For decades, the US government has been a leader in international conservation.
US federal agencies play a key role in promoting the conservation of species, habitats, and natural resources, particularly in the developing world. America’s tradition of conservation began over 100 years ago with the leadership of Americans such as Teddy Roosevelt and the creation of agencies such as the National Park Service. This legacy is reflected in WWF’s own values and leadership, which are solutions-oriented and bipartisan. Over the past century, as our country has taken on a greater leadership role in the development and stability of our partners around the world, conservation has become a key consideration for Republican and Democratic administrations alike. International conservation investments (through agencies such as USAID) are now vital components of US foreign policy and an important means of bolstering global stability and enhancing our own security and economic growth.
How Conservation Supports US Security
How Conservation Supports US Economic Growth and International Development
WWF encourages Congress to continue the American commitment to conservation in the following ways: