If you've enjoyed this site, and found the information useful, I would be grateful if you would consider a donation of whatever size to your local UK Wildlife Trust or the World Wildlife Fund, links below.
About The UK Wildlife Trusts
Link To - UK Wildlife Trusts, you can navigate from here to your local trust
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"By the 1960s, in response to the widespread devastation of our natural habitats, Wildlife Trusts had been formed across the length and breadth of the UK. Ancient woodlands, lakes, meadows, moors, islands, estuaries and beaches were all rescued in an urgent drive to save our natural heritage for future generations.
Today there are 47 individual Wildlife Trusts covering the whole of the UK and the Isle of Man and Alderney and together The Wildlife Trusts are the largest UK voluntary organisation dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places everywhere – at land and sea. We are supported by more than 800,000 members, 150,000 of which belong to our junior branch - Wildlife Watch. Every year The Wildlife Trusts work with thousands of schools and welcome millions of visitors to our nature reserves and visitor centres.
The Wildlife Trusts work in partnership with thousands of landowners and businesses across the UK in towns, cities and in the wider countryside. Using the our existing network of more than 2,000 nature reserves as a cornerstone, The Wildlife Trusts’ recovery plan for the UK’s wildlife and fragmented habitats, known as A Living Landscape, is being achieved through restoring, recreating and reconnecting large areas of wildlife habitat, helping to safeguard the ecosystems that we depend on for so much.
The Wildlife Trusts are also working to protect the UK’s marine environment and secure Living Seas. We are involved with many marine conservation projects around the UK, often surveying and collecting vital data on the state of our seas. Every year we run National Marine Week in August – a two-week celebration of our seas with hundreds of events around the UK.
Our overall aim at The Wildlife Trusts is to achieve a UK richer in wildlife – for the benefit of all. We stand up for wildlife and want to inspire the nation about the nature on our doorsteps.
Whether you fancy getting into the great outdoors or being an armchair supporter, there are opportunities for all from volunteering and the chance to get some fresh air on one of our nature reserves, to taking part in one of the many events we run. Or perhaps leading one of our junior Wildlife Watch groups to inspire the next generation of naturalists. Your local Trust will be pleased to advise you about the opportunities on offer in your area."
About The WWF (World Wildlife Fund)
Link To - WWF UK, For Donations For Those Based In The UK
Link To - WWF US, For Donations For Those Based In The US
Link To - WWF, Please Use This Link to Find Donation Options For Non US/UK Countries
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"The WWF was born into this world in 1961.
It was the product of a deep concern held by a few eminent gentlemen who were worried by what they saw happening in our world at that time. Since those early days WWF has grown up to be one of the largest environmental organizations in the world.
Currently there are more than 2000 WWF conservation projects underway around the world.
The vast majority of these focus on local issues. They range from school nature gardens in Zambia, to initiatives that appear on the packaging in your local supermarket. From the restoration of orangutan habitats to the establishment of giant panda reserves.
Almost all its work involves partnerships.
WWF teams up with local non-profit agencies and other global NGOs. It forms relationships with village elders, local councils and regional government offices. And in this day and age of globalization, critically, it works with businesses who are willing to change.
WWF's Mission Statement
To stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
Conserving the world's biological diversity
Ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
Promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption
WWF's Guiding Principles
To guide WWF in its task of achieving the mission, the following principles have been adopted. WWF will:
Be global, independent, multicultural and non party political
Use the best available scientific information to address issues and critically evaluate all its endeavours
Seek dialogue and avoid unnecessary confrontation
Build concrete conservation solutions through a combination of field based projects, policy initiatives, capacity building and education work
involve local communities and indigenous peoples in the planning and execution of its field programmes, respecting their cultural as well as economic needs
Strive to build partnerships with other organizations, governments, business and local communities to enhance WWF’s effectivenes
Run its operations in a cost effective manner and apply donors’ funds according to the highest standards of accountability."