What we do

We save the planet. But the planet is a pretty big place...
Our network of over 100 local offices around the world, including our team here in South Africa, enables us to work locally on conservation challenges that need global cooperation and local expertise.

We use the best science to effectively conserve biodiversity and wildlife, and to protect our marine environment.

WWF partners with government, businesses and people to encourage everyone to be more and environmentally responsible and energy efficient.

We inspire people to live within their fair share of the world's natural resources, and protect the animals and plants that we share the planet with.

All our work involves people.

Whether it’s protecting nature, inspiring people to show they support action for climate change with Earth Hour, or working with schools and communities on environmental conservation projects that work everyday to protect our animals and water resources.

To do this WWF South Africa operates within two discrete, but overlapping, operational units; Biodiversity and Living Planet:

The Biodiversity Unit works with government, civil society and the private sector to ensure that healthy aquatic ecosystems underpin the sustainable development of South Africa and enhance the quality of life of all its citizens. It also works together with various partners to conserve critical eco-regions and priority species as well as build resilient landscapes that support people.

The Living Planet Unit aims to work with business and government towards a low carbon economy for South Africa, focussing on climate change advocacy and sustainable trade and investment.

From an environmental education point of view, WWF South Africa is one of the major drivers behind the Eco-Schools Programme. At a tertiary level WWF continues its involvement with the Southern African Wildlife College which was opened on WWF owned land near Hoedspruit in 1997 through the South African Conservation Education Trust.

Ultimately WWF South Africa believes by working with people, together we will change behaviour and leave a living planet.
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Solar Power Station at White Cliffs, New South Wales, Australia
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Conserving SA's critical ecosystems