The Pacific region is a kaleidoscopic marvel of coral reef, tropical rainforest and open ocean species.
They are WWF Pacific
The WWF, or World Wide Fund for Nature, is one of the largest conservation organizations in the world, with more than 100 offices in over 80 countries scattered around the globe. Founded in 1961, they are also one of the oldest and most respected environmental organizations.
Their global mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature: To do so they work at all levels: with governments, communities and corporations. Their three aims are:
Conserving the world's biological diversity
Ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
Promoting the reduction of pollution & wasteful consumption
WWF in the Pacific
WWF has been present in the South Pacific since 1995 working to protect the region’s exceptionally rich marine biodiversity, which is threatened by human activity. Their work is conducted in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. They have offices in Madang, Papua New Guinea, Ghizo in the Solomon Islands and Suva in Fiji. Their mission is to ensure that the richness and resilience of their Pacific island ecosystems are managed and conserved in harmony with the aspirations and sustainable development needs of our people.
The Pacific Islands are a priority for WWF because they are one of the world’s most pristine natural environments, home to six of the seven species of marine turtle, whales, sharks and a magnificent array of reef fish species, including the endangered humphead wrasse. Many of these species are dependent on the Great Sea Reef, which sits off the coast of Vanua Levu in Fiji.
WWF Pacific’s long-term goal is for there to be supportive legislation and policies that protect the customary cultural and heritage rights of Pacific islands people, ensure the environment is managed in a sustainable manner, and promote the socio-economic development of the South Pacific’s island communities.See more