WWF Heroes

Where are you making an impact?

Through your support, we're able to protect nature and wildlife all over the world. Click the points in the map below to learn about some recent wins and learn more about our work in those areas.

Yangtze
WWF conserves representative species and the most critical ecosystems by transforming the most significant market forces, institutions, policies, and conservation practices.
Madagascar
We work closely with governments, scientists, industry and local communities on several areas that present the best opportunities to secure the future for the island’s people and species.
Arctic
We continue to engage in efforts to prevent new oil and gas drilling in America’s Arctic as well as ensure that local communities have access to renewable energy options.
Northern Great Plains
Our two main goals are to sustain and enhance biodiversity across the Northern Great Plains and to restore two flagship species—bison and black-footed ferrets.
Chihuahuan Desert
We work with the Tarahumara people on a range of projects that bridge natural resource conservation and socioeconomic considerations.
The Galápagos
We help the Galápagos to design and implement a new ecotourism-based model to both support conservation and improve people’s livelihoods through collaboration with partners, governments and communities.
Amur-Heilong
WWF is working with governments to create a multinational protected area for leopards, establishing national parks, and expanding tiger habitats.
Borneo and Sumatra
WWF works with local communities and governments and uses global action to address the relentless forces that are destroying the last strongholds of elephants, orangutans, and other species.
Mesoamerican Reef
WWF works with local partners and scientists to see whether damaged reef areas can be restored with species of corals that seem more able to withstand the impacts of disease and warmer water temperatures.
Namibia
WWF works with local partners and scientists to see whether damaged reef areas can be restored with species of corals that seem more able to withstand the impacts of disease and warmer water temperatures.
Eastern Himalayas
We work with the governments of Bhutan, India and Nepal, as well as local communities, to protect forests, animal habitats and freshwater sources. We also work to empower communities to protect sacred lands.
Coral Triangle
WWF works to create sustainable reef fish and tuna fisheries, and help them achieve certification by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
Congo Basin
As part of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership, we collaborate with local governments and communities to sustainably manage the forests and protect wildlife.
Gulf of California
WWF works in the Gulf of California and in parts of northwest Mexico and the Pacific Ocean that are migratory areas for species such as whales and sharks.
Coastal East Africa
WWF, in partnership with CARE, has worked to train local rangers to patrol nesting sites along these islands of Primeiras and Segundas and marine turtle poaching has decreased significantly.
Greater Mekong
WWF, in partnership with CARE, has worked to train local rangers to patrol nesting sites along these islands of Primeiras and Segundas and marine turtle poaching has decreased significantly.
Pantanal
We collaborate with farmers and ranchers, the private sector, local and national governments and communities to balance conservation priorities with the region’s economic development.

Fun fact of the month

Every month, you can learn a fun fact about one of the many species you help protect. Can you guess this month's?

Two Amazon river dolphins lift their heads out of the water close to one another

What habitat does the Amazon River dolphin live in?

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What habitat does the Amazon River dolphin live in?

The species only lives in freshwater habitats of the Amazon River.

Pink river dolphin breaching

How do dams affect river dolphins?

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How do dams affect river dolphins?

They fragment populations and limits the species’ range and ability to breed

WWF Heroes Wallpaper

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What do other Heroes think?

Our WWF Heroes community is over 100,000 donors strong! And you’re an important part of our team. See what WWF Heroes like you are saying about protecting the future of nature together.

Andy, MO

"It makes me feel good to support an organization that is doing so much good in our world."

William, AL

"Proud to be involved with making a difference!"

Marnisa, KS

"I felt empowered and happy about becoming a WWF hero."

Cheryl, CO

"I felt grateful in knowing I was a small part of the big picture in helping provide some type of support."

Not familiar with the program? Heroes receive the following benefits:


Your quarterly World Wildlife magazine, full of amazing photographs, in-depth stories, and updates about the conservation work you make possible 


Your annual WWF calendar, featuring 12 important species that you help protect


Exclusive member update emails that share how you are conserving nature


The wonderful feeling of knowing that you’re a hero to life on our planet—every day