WWF's commitment to independence

World Wildlife Fund, Inc. (WWF) is a U.S. public charity whose mission is to leverage sound science to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. We are an independent organization overseen by a Board of Directors with expertise in science, conservation, finance, and public policy, who volunteer their time and service.

All actions, undertakings, and positions of WWF are determined by the organization alone. WWF does not operate as an agent or representative for any funder and does not accept funding from any source that could compromise our independence.

WWF undertakes certain limited efforts to influence public policy to save nature, in furtherance of our mission and in accord with all applicable laws and regulations. WWF’s advocacy efforts are determined and undertaken independently, represent no party other than ourselves, and are fully disclosed in accord with all laws and regulations.