The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is an international conservation organization that works with governments, businesses and individuals to protect nature and raise environmental awareness.
The WWF, with its well-known giant panda logo, was founded in Switzerland in 1961 as an international fundraising organization to support the conservation movement on a global scale. Over the last half century it has been involved in countless environmental initiatives around the world. Among them is Earth Hour, the world's largest environmental activism event. This is a collection of DW's content on the World Wildlife Fund.
220 kilos — that’s how much packaging waste a German citizen produces each year according to the German Environment Ministry. It's more than the European average, which is 167 kilos per person. Increasing amounts of German waste are being exported to Turkey. But Turkey is one of the countries most responsible for polluting the Mediterranean, according to a report from the World Wildlife Fund.
The illegal wildlife trade is one of the world's biggest contraband markets. According to the World Wildlife Fund, animal trafficking rakes in as much €17 billion a year. Yet the illegal trade in animals for pets goes mostly unnoticed. The population of the Barbary macaque has declined by 50 percent over the past two decades, and Nik Martin went to find out more about a recent ban on their trade.
Thailand is one of the major exporters of meat - at the expense of the environment: fodder corn plantations leach out the soil and destroy the environment. More and more farmers are now turning to sustainable mining methods that can be even more profitable.