jungle landscape with red, dirt mounds

Tackling threats that impact the Earth.

WWF’s work addresses direct and indirect threats—and the forces that drive them—to conserve biodiversity and reduce humanity’s ecological footprint.


The Ecological Footprint

The measure of human demands on Earth’s natural resources is known as our ecological footprint. Currently, we use the equivalent of 1.5 Earths to produce all the renewable resources we use. As the human population grows, the challenge of reducing our footprint becomes more urgent. Learn more about the impact of the ecological footprint