How Does the WWF Help Endangered Animals?

The WWF, or World Wide Fund for Nature, uses donations and partners with other organizations to conserve natural habitats of endangered species and educate people about sustainability. The WWF works with scientists and other experts to create and focus on reachable goals for these purposes.

The WWF studies to find out which habitats and species are most central, or are most influential, for the livelihood of many other species, and it focuses on preservation through methods such as planning, financial work, scientific field research and education of individuals on environmentally friendly lifestyle habits. The organization sets up local projects in different affected areas around the world, and it also works with local infrastructures to achieve conservation goals.

The WWF has several practical areas of focus, starting with governments and legislation. The organization promotes legislation that encourages environmentally friendly use of the earth's resources. It works with businesses that have the financial power to influence company standards suitable to protecting the environment. A portion of the WWF's total funding, about 73 to 79 percent, is used to help fund conservation efforts in developing countries. Key natural habitats are chosen, and funds are set aside in corresponding countries for future protection and rehabilitation of the important natural areas.