WWF Australia and Why You Should Help Today
Established in 1978, WWF Australia operates under the WWF International Network. Since 1961, WWF International Network has garnered almost 5 million supporters around the world, and projects in over 100 countries.
WHAT IS WWF AUSTRALIA'S MISSION?
Protecting the environment, natural resources and biodiversity remains the core of WWW Australia’s projects. Although these efforts focus on Australia and its immediate surroundings, the organisation also participates in projects where it can effectively take the lead. Some of the most significant places that WWF Australia is working on include The Southwest Australian Ecoregion, Borneo, The Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Triangle.
WHY THESE PLACES?
WWF Australia prioritises the above regions due to their unique and significant biodiversity and wildlife. The Southwest Australian Ecoregion, for instance, is home to several unique species of birds and plants. The island of Borneo, on the other hand, features diverse habitats that range from lush tropical forests to swamps and mangroves. Borneo is also home to many endangered animals, such as pygmy elephants and orangutans. To this day, Borneo also remains the land of indigenous communities that continue to thrive in their environment.
WWF Australia’s conservation efforts also extend to marine life. The Great Barrier Reef consists of almost 3000 reefs and more than 900 islands. Needless to say, the reef also includes an unimaginable array of marine life, including various types of corals, sharks, turtles, mollusks and different species of fish. The Great Barrier Reef is recognised as a World Heritage Site for its significant biodiversity.
Lastly, there is the Coral Triangle, which is located between the regions of Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Solomon Islands. Among all bodies of water on the planet, this region has the most diverse marine life.
WHAT ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?
WWF Australia also monitors developments in climate change and global warming. WWF Australia passionately endorses eco-friendly solutions and envisions a future where we all consume clean energy and adapt sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyles in an environment with no carbon footprint or pollution. The organisation’s website features simple and very easy solutions that can help anyone get started on green living.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Even if you don’t have the time or the opportunity to actively help, you can do your part by supporting WWF Australia. Since it is a non-profit organisation, WWF Australia largely relies on its regular donors to help fund its conservation campaigns. You can donate to the organisation personally or through your employer.
Visit their website here: http://www.wwf.org.au/