Statement of Principles: Human Rights

WWF is a conservation organisation and seeks to advance its mission—a world in which both people and nature thrive—on the fundamental principle that positive outcomes for both people and nature depend on firmly anchoring and integrating human rights into conservation practices. While the protection of human rights lies with states as the ‘duty-bearer’, WWF recognises that businesses and organisations, including ours, can play an important role in respect to human rights.

Whilst respecting national laws and the role of the State, this Statement of Principles applies in the context of all WWF’s work. It is part of WWF’s core standards, which have been adopted across the WWF Network and are supported by WWF’s core values of courage, integrity, respect and collaboration.