The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
- WWF Global
- Central African Republic
- Central America
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- European Policy Office
The WWF Nedbank Green Trust is turning 25 and we invite you to celebrate this quarter of a century milestone with us by joining us in our drive to ignite new ways for people and nature to thrive together.
According to Augustine Morkel, Executive Manager of Operations at WWF-South Africa and Manager of the WWF Nedbank Green Trust, “From the early days of conserving the Kalahari lions and sea turtles to pioneering research in climate change, water conservation and environmental leadership, the WWF Nedbank Green Trust has been forging the way. The Green Trust recognised that the survival of our planet depends on the coming together of governments, businesses, organisations and civil society and we are proud to have played a role in bringing people and nature together, and in harmony for 25 years.”
The WWF Nedbank Green Trust has raised more than R170 million to support over 200 diverse conservation projects throughout South Africa. This would not have been possible without the loyal support of Nedbank’s Green Affinity Clients who, by simply opening a Green Affinities account, have ensured the preservation of South Africa’s natural heritage.
“Our projects have, throughout the years, had a strong community-based focus as we are constantly and consistently conscious of the fact that conservation cannot succeed without people. Communities are often the custodians of ecosystems and it is critical that they participate in the work we do and reap rewards from the gains made,” said Faith Phoshoko, Nedbank’s Head of Sponsorship and Cause Marketing.
The WWF Nedbank Green Trust has, over the past 25 years, groomed the future’s environmental champions through the Environmental Leadership Project; preserved and conserved water for South Africa’s people and species through various initiatives such as the Enkangala Grassland Project and the Duzi Umngeni Conservation Trust; rehabilitated and conserved South Africa’s marine environment by implementing better marine planning and management through the Kogelberg and Fish for Life Projects; collaborated with government and civil society in order to plot a food secure South Africa for all through the Food Security Transformative Scenarios Project; and has begun the work of engaging faith communities who play a crucial role in empowering and educating thousands of South Africans about the importance of living and working in harmony with our environment.
“Our biodiversity must be preserved as without healthy ecosystems humanity’s social and economic structures will collapse. You can play your part in creating and sustaining a better South Africa for us all by visiting the WWF Nedbank Green Trust website http://www.wwf.org.za/what_we_do/wwf_nedbank_green_trust/ and joining us as we work for a green and more prosperous future,” concluded Phoshoko.