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foreworD froM yolanDa KaKabaDse The President of WWF International on the future we really want The Future We Want: that was the theme of this year’s Rio+20 summit. Sadly, the environmentally, socially and economically sustainable future we need still seems a long way off. © WWF-Canon / Richard Stonehouse The average North American or European lives as if we had three Earths at our disposal. The planet that has always provided for us can no longer sustain the lifestyles of a growing population that consumes ever more. Biodiversity, the web of life that supports us all, is suffering. Supplying the basic needs that so many of us take for granted – like water, food and energy – is becoming a serious concern. Yolanda Kakabadse President of WWF International PLAY VIDEO We are squandering the natural resources that all should share. We live in a world where, incredibly, 43 per cent of all packaged food goes to waste unopened – and yet every six seconds a child dies of hunger. We use 20,000 litres of water to make a single pair of jeans, even as hundreds of millions of people lack access to clean water to drink. Our addiction to fossil fuels is pushing us towards catastrophe, but one in five people lives without electricity. Iconic species are being hunted towards extinction to provide trinkets, status symbols and remedies of no medical value. Carrying on in this direction is no sort of option – which is why WWF is working so hard to find new pathways. And, as you will see on the following pages, we are making progress: with partners from all walks of life, we are taking decisive steps toward a fairer, greener future. “The planet that has always provided for us can no longer sustain the lifestyles of a growing population that consumes ever more – but we’re taking steps toward a fairer, greener future.” WWF-INT Annual Review 2012 page 5

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Annual Review 2012

Annual Review 2012
Contents
Foreword from Yolanda Kakabadse
A message from Jim Leape
Campaigning
Kill the trade
Saving special places
Harmony with nature
Public sector partnerships
Corporate partnerships
Our donors
WWF International accounts 2012
WWF International directors
WWF International board of trustees 2012
The WWF Network

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