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Investing now for a sustainable future
From individual members who make a monthly donation to trusts and foundations
pledging millions of dollars, WWF depends on the financial support of those who
care about the planet. We’re grateful to everyone who believes that stopping the
degradation of the planet’s natural environment and building a future in which
humans live in harmony with nature is something worth investing in.
Campaign for a
The Campaign for a Living Planet, which helps fund our 13 Global Initiatives,
continues to be the focus of our fundraising efforts. We aim to raise US$100 million
over five years to achieve the ambitious goals of these initiatives and catalyse change
on an even greater scale. By June 2012, pledges reached almost US$40 million, with
several new partners joining the campaign. As ever we are grateful to the chair of
the Campaign for a Living Planet Steering Committee, André Hoffmann, for his
inspiring leadership, and to other committee members for their active involvement.
The Honorary Circle recognizes WWF International’s top philanthropists and their
support. We would like to thank the following members of the Honorary Circle:
• Miel de Botton for her ongoing and growing commitment to support our
leadership and innovation work in the Campaign for a Living Planet.
• André Hoffmann and MAVA for leadership gifts to the Campaign for a Living
Planet and continued commitment to WWF.
• Kristian Parker and Oak Foundation for leadership in conservation
philanthropy and commitment to protecting oceans and combating climate change.
• Claudio and Anne Segré and Fondation Segré for their ongoing support and
new commitment towards global action against poaching and illegal wildlife trade.
Our partnerships with foundations and major donors are the bedrock of our work. We
are grateful to the following Conservation Leaders for their generous support:
Philippe Bertherat is helping us achieve the ambitious targets of our Global
Initiatives through his crucial support to the Campaign for a Living Planet
Leadership and Innovation Fund.
Sergi Ferrer-Salat is supporting the Campaign for a Living Planet Leadership
and Innovation Fund, enabling us to create transformational changes to protect
biodiversity and reduce humanity’s footprint on the Earth.
our projects in
GoodPlanet along with Etc Terra association, continues to support and manage
with WWF the Holistic Conservation Programme for Forests in Madagascar, which
is closely linked to our Forest and Climate Initiative. By reducing deforestation
and forest degradation, it aims to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, improve the
livelihoods of local communities and preserve Madagascar’s unique biodiversity.
As part of our Tigers Alive Initiative, the Hans-Wilsdorf Foundation is
supporting our work in India and Nepal to protect the species’ last remaining
refuges, contributing towards our goal of doubling the number of wild tigers by 2022.
Our valued MAVA partnership has enabled us to make a significant difference to
the long-term conservation of biodiversity in the Mediterranean and West Africa
regions, along with other important conservation hotspots in Europe, Russia and
Mongolia. One of the most important protected areas projects MAVA and WWF have
ever undertaken ended this year with over 8.5 million hectares of protected areas
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Annual Review 2012
Annual Review 2012
Foreword from Yolanda Kakabadse
A message from Jim Leape
Kill the trade
Saving special places
Harmony with nature
Public sector partnerships
WWF International accounts 2012
WWF International directors
WWF International board of trustees 2012
The WWF Network
Annual Review 2012