WWF South Africa
At WWF-SA we work to inspire and empower all South Africans, from school children and local community leaders to consumers and CEOs, to value, respect and defend the integrity of the natural ecosystems that underpin the sustainable development of our country.
South Africa's natural resources - such as freshwater, arable land, clean air, plants and animals - are finite. As a nation we have to protect these resources to ensure ongoing food security, human health and overall economic prosperity.
To achieve the above, WWF-SA aims to:
- Conserve the biodiversity assets (endangered species, habitats and ecosystems) of South Africa
- Ensure natural ecosystems and their services are appropriately valued and integrated into sustainable development
- Play a leading role among developing countries in addressing the risks and opportunities associated with climate change
WWF aims to address the underlying economic, social and political issues that underpin all conservation efforts. We involve local communities in decision-making, we lobby government to change policy and we work with business to ensure sustainable use of resources.