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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: WWF’s mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. By 2020, WWF will conserve 15 of the world’s most ecologically important regions by working in partnership with others to: * Protect and restore species and their habitats * Strengthen local communities' ability to conserve the natural resources they depend upon * Transform markets and policies to reduce the impact of the production and consumption of commodities * Ensure that the value of nature is reflected in decisions made by individuals, communities, governments and businesses * Mobilize hundreds of millions of people to support conservation

Programs: Global conservation - see schedule o

policy - see schedule o

market transformation - see schedule o

Community Stories

48 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 1

I sadly donated over $100 to this organization when I was younger... and since then I have learned some very disturbing news. Apparently they support "KILLING FOR CONSERVATION" which obviously is a ridiculous ideology and does absolutely nothing to protect anyone. They have obscene amounts of donor money that is very difficult to track- I've heard from many that they pocket most of the money for themselves. They have also recently teamed up with MONSANTO and support filling our Amazon Rainforest with GMO'd plants!!!! This "non-profit" does not deserve its label at all and should be stripped of its non-profit status because they are untrustworthy, go against their own stances, and the only "successes" they ever report are those done by OTHER ORGANIZATIONS.

3 Kristi26

Donor

Rating: 5

This a great charity for wild life and climate change. Leonardo Dicaprio just donated 20 million and he is not stupid.

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

These bad reviews are ridiculous. Where are the claims of corruption etc coming from?

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4770#.U_yb67xdW2Q

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Here is another dishonest organization using lies to get money to supposedly help animals. If they lie to get the money then they are more then likely not using most if any of the money to help any animals.

They keep lying about global warming saying the polar bears habitat is shrinking when it has grown by 50% going along with the bankers and power companies who are making billions of dollars on these lies.

Never ever give any organization money who lies to get support.

10

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Contrary to many of the reviews here, WWF is an organization which is very much "boots on the ground" - more so than most other large conservation NGOs. That's not saying they could not improve, but they work on long term initiatives, with collaborating with many partners, to make lasting impacts to wildlife through management improvement, laws and regulations, and innovative initiatives.

When considering the amount of overhead for any NGO it's important to consider this in relation to the scale of the company, and also keeping in mind that for profit businesses wouldn't be successful if they couldn't pay their employees a decent salary and spend money on research and development or training of employees or other expenses that are not "boots on the ground" but that make those boots SOOOO much more effective when they are on the ground (and make sure that boots are trampling the correct ground/direction).

Regarding the hunting aspect - well controlled and regulated trophy hunting is one of the best conservation tools out there. As animal lovers we might not like it, but this is the truth. It is incredible brave and forward thinking for WWF to be working on well managed trophy hunting for the long term preservation of species - even though people sitting in their comfy house in the US with their pets don't agree.

14

Donor

Rating: 1

Why does the CEO make $495,806????? I am not sending my hard earned dollars to here. Sorry, but that is too much. there are may charities out there that don't spend so much on salaries. That's just not right.

Review from CharityNavigator

5

Donor

Rating: 4

The income statement numbers on Charity Navigator do not match the ones released by WWF (2012 annual report). There is no way to tell then what percentage is spent on programs. How did Charity Navigator come up with the numbers in the income statement?

Review from CharityNavigator

5

Donor

Rating: 1

I am dismayed by the small percentage of donations that go to the programs. If you go to their website, they claim that they spend 84% of their budget on programs . Either that's an outright misstatement or they haven't been checked out by CN lately. My cut-off is 75%, so these people are off my list. Also, staff is too highly paid for a non-profit.
Last year I made the mistake of allowing them to charge an automatic payment against my credit card. In January this year, I called to have that arrangement cancelled, and, in fact, it did not appear on my February statement. But it just appeared on my March statement. Of course, I will have to make another call and have my credit card company disallow this payment. I don't need this.



Review from CharityNavigator

5

Donor

Rating: 2

Like many other reviewers, too much of my donation goes for fundraising (22%), plus the CEO is too richly paid for this type of organization. Didn't know what one reviewer said: that they support hunting ...is that true?? Gave them 2 (vs. 1) star 'cause I do think that they have an impact on some important wildlife projects. I have shifted most of my donation, however, to Wildlife Conservation Network, a very lean, focused, professional organization.

Review from CharityNavigator

3

Donor

Rating: 1

No more donations to WWF, they spend some of our money to send mails all the time and waste papers. Help other group like Endangered Species International or the Center for Biological Diversity.