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  World Wide Fund for Nature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
WWF – World Wide Fund for Nature (formerly the "World Wildlife Fund", which is still used by WWF-US and WWF-Canada) is a global environment conservation, research, environmental advocacy and restoration organization.
In 2000, the World Wide Fund for Nature sued the World Wrestling Federation (now known as World Wrestling Entertainment) for unfair trade practices.
On August 10, 2001, a British court ruled in favor of the World Wildlife Fund.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_Wildlife_Fund   (569 words)

 World Wildlife Fund Canada
World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) is a member of the world's largest independent conservation organization, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which is based in Gland, Switzerland.
The organization also funds projects and works with conservationists and scientists across Canada and it leads WWF international efforts in Cuba.
From 1989 to 2000, it undertook an ambitious Endangered Spaces campaign to complete a network of protected areas representing all of Canada's NATURAL REGIONS and thereby the range of wildlife habitats.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=A0010170   (241 words)

 WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature,WWWF Fund for Nature Conservation,World Wide Fund for Nature Conservation
WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature,WWWF Fund for Nature Conservation,World Wide Fund for Nature Conservation
In 1980 WWF's World Conservation Strategy warned that humanity had no future unless nature and the world's natural resources were conserved.
In addition to funding and managing countless conservation projects throughout the world, WWF continues to lobby governments and policy-makers, conduct research, influence education systems, and work with business and industry to address global threats to the planet by seeking long-term solutions.
www.indiantiger.org /wildlife-organizations/wwf-world-wide-fund-for-nature.html   (335 words)

 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - World Wide Fund for Nature urges Norway to reject oil plans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
World Wide Fund for Nature urges Norway to reject oil plans
They are home to the world's largest cod and herring stocks, shoals of sperm and killer whales and extensive sea bird colonies.
The waters also contain the world's biggest cold water coral reef, which was discovered and protected only last year.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/news/nte35064.htm   (338 words)

 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - World Wide Fund for Nature calls on Russia for Kyoto ratification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
World Wide Fund for Nature calls on Russia for Kyoto ratification
In March this year US President George W. Bush stunned Europe and much of the rest of the world by announcing that he would not support the protocol, saying it could have a negative effect on the US economy.
Russia, which is the world's third-largest polluter after the United States and China, stands to be a major beneficiary from the accord.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/news/ntr12504.htm   (297 words)

 CorpWatch : LATIN AMERICA: World Wide Fund for Nature Makes GM Soya ‘Sustainable’
The World Wide Fund for Nature (now known as WWF) continues its career as the thinking corporation’s greenwasher with a recent initative designed to extend the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) soya across much of Latin America.
Naturally the WWF is concerned to reduce this destruction, but only while operating with the consent of the world’s rich and food controllers; indeed, it is these same organisations that help to keep the WWF going.
This system is ingrained in agreements such as the Common Agricultural Policy, which encourages European farmers to grow cereals and rear livestock for export, thus tying them to imports of ‘third world’ animal feed, and has been a disaster for farmers in both the ‘first’ and ‘third’ world.
www.corpwatch.org /article.php?id=11873   (836 words)

 AskMen.com - World Wrestling Federation
The Fund's problem is, according to spokesman Michael Ross, that the wrestling group has breached the 1994 agreement "countless, thousands of times." Mr.
In this case then, the Fund should be as forthright with its intentions as the wrestling group [today] is about the authenticity of its outcomes.
After all, the World Wide Fund for Nature should "preserve" its own resources, avoid the legalese and get back to saving all those cuddly, loveable animals that require its care -- especially given that its official name around the world is no longer the World Wildlife Fund but rather the World Wide Fund for Nature.
www.askmen.com /sports/business_60/61b_sports_business.html   (814 words)

 WWF - SA: World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa
WWF - SA: World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa
It has also become increasingly fashionable and popular to try formerly “exotic” seafood such as sushi that is now more widely available than ever before.
Less widely known are conservation issues surrounding seafood species...
www.panda.org.za   (165 words)

 WWF UK (World Wide Fund for Nature) v Commission of the European Communities. (Transparency) [1997] EUECJ T-105/95 (5 ...
The distinction between these two categories of exceptions is explained by the nature of the interests which they seek to protect, the first protecting the interests of third parties or the general public, while the second relates to the internal deliberations of the institution, in which the institution's interest alone is at stake.
WWF UK (World Wide Fund for Nature), a trust incorporated under English law, whose head office is at Godalming, Surrey (United Kingdom), represented by Georg M. Berrisch, Rechtsanwalt in Hamburg and Brussels, with an address for service in Luxembourg at the Chambers of Turk and Prüm, 13 B Avenue Guillaume,
It argues that, having regard to the nature of the interests involved under the heading of mandatory exceptions, the balance of interests was in effect struck at the time when the Code of Conduct was adopted.
www.worldlii.org /eu/cases/EUECJ/1997/T10595.html   (6476 words)

 An Taisce- The National Trust for Ireland and World Wide Fund for Nature UK (WWF); v Commission of the European ...
An Taisce- The National Trust for Ireland and World Wide Fund for Nature UK (WWF); v Commission of the European Communities.
3 According to Article 130c of the EC Treaty, the European Regional Development Fund is intended to redress the main regional imbalances through participation in the development and structural adjustment of regions whose development is lagging behind and in the conversion of declining industrial regions.
WWF UK is a non-governmental organization concerned with the conservation of nature and natural resources on an international scale.
www.worldlii.org /eu/cases/EUECJ/1996/C32594.html   (2350 words)

 WWF Indochina Programme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
But this natural wealth is threatened by large-scale logging, hydroelectric development, and the pressures of an impoverished population, which, combined, have dramatically reduced the forest canopy.
One of the top five Living Rivers in the world, home to an estimated 1,300 species of fish, the biodiversity of the Mekong is comparable to that of the Amazon River.
Seen as the source of economic growth and prosperity, the Mekong's natural wealth is threatened by the construction of hydroelectric dams, massive dredging to improve commercial navigation and poorly designed dikes and roads.
www.wwfindochina.org   (566 words)

 WWF - WWF - who we are and how we came about
We are currently funding around 2,000 conservation projects and employ almost 4,000 people across the planet.
The organization is almost unique in that it has that local presence to global presence - talking to tribes of Baka pygmies in the central African rainforests, through to face-to-face discussions with institutions such as the World Bank and the European Commission.
To stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
www.panda.org /about_wwf/who_we_are/index.cfm   (307 words)

 WWF - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
WWF International (previously known as the World Wildlife Fund) is an international Environmental organization.
The national divisions of World Wildlife Fund in the United States and Canada refused to change their name.
The World Wildlife Fund also rakes in millions from corporations, including Alcoa, Citigroup, the Bank of America, Kodak, J.P. Morgan, the Bank of Tokyo, Philip Morris, Waste Management and DuPont.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=World_Wide_Fund_for_Nature   (551 words)

 IUCN Pakistan
The Gilgit office of the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) brought the cub to their office and later it was moved to the Khunjerab National Park on decision of The Northern Areas Forest and Wildlife Department and the Federal Government.
The Environmental Fiscal Reforms (EFRs) Project is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and is going to be implemented by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), in collaboration with the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
World Wetlands Day 2006 'Wetlands and water – supporting life, sustaining livelihoods' February 02, each year is celebrated as the World Wetlands Day (WWD).
www.iucn.org /places/pakistan   (1194 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 'Warmer world threatens health'
The world faces the prospect of "an explosive spread in infectious diseases that are already claiming new victims in industrialised countries", the World Wide Fund for Nature has warned.
The problem is global warming, which is bringing "a combination of rapid warming of the globe and extreme weather events", it says.
The report says there is scientific agreement that the world has warmed by 0.6C this century.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sci/tech/208693.stm   (528 words)

 The World Wide Fund for Nature
This world renowned symbol was based ChiChi, the panda loaned by China to the London Zoo in the late 1950s.
The WWF international network is committed to solving the world's most urgent conservation problems, including rapid degradation of ecosystems, environmental pollution, illegal trade in endangered plants and animals, poaching, and other threats.
Elena Nikitina, the leader of this program, says, that ecotourism can play a great role in ecological education, it has a potential to benefit the local population and generate additional financial revenues for the nature protected areas, what is really important for their survival due to dramatic reduction of state budgetary funding.
vn.vladnews.ru /Arch/1998/iss178/text/wwf.html   (2071 words)

 Australian Forest Policy Praised by World Wide Fund for Nature Media Release 24 June 1997
Federal Environment Minister Robert Hill has called for urgent action to protect the world's forests through conservation and sustainable use at the launch of a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Forests Campaign in New York today.
Australia is a key supporter of the WWF Forest Campaign which asks countries to pledge to conserve at least 10 per cent of each of their forest types in ecologically representative parks and reserves by the year 2000.
Australia's policy is to seek to include in the national forest reserve system a minimum of 15 per cent of the distribution of each forest ecosystem that existed prior to European settlement.
www.deh.gov.au /minister/env/97/mr24jun297.html   (444 words)

 Nature's greeting cards from WWF | World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Operating in partnership with local environmental and wildlife agencies as well as businesses, the conservation achievements of WWF UAE have been notable, and include such projects as Enviro-Spellathon, an environmental education programme for primary schools and working on wildlife trade issues.
As many as 14 companies have amply demonstrated their commitment to nature conservation by becoming members of the WWF corporate club.
The WWF invites all to demonstrate they care for nature by contributing to its conservation activities.
www.ameinfo.com /29003.html   (814 words)

 World Wide Fund for Nature (formerly World Wildlife Fund) and another v World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc ...
Following various breaches of the agreement by the federation the fund began proceedings for damages to be assessed.
The fund sought to enforce the inquiry and obtained permission to amend their particulars by including a claim for a reasonable payment and an account of the federation’s profits.
Appearances: Mark Brealey QC and Sarah Lee (Edwin Coe) for the fund; Christopher Carr QC and Guy Hollingworth (Kirkpatrick and Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP) for the federation.
www.lawreports.co.uk /WLRD/2006/CHAN/feb0.2.htm   (258 words)

 World-Wide fund for Nature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
he mission of WWF - the global environment network - is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
nternationally, WWF projects contribute to the conservation of natural habitats such as forests, grasslands, wetlands, coastal and marine areas.
In order to find long-term practical solutions to the over-exploitation of natural resources such as wood, freshwater and fish, WWF works closely with the local and indigenous people.
www.realworld.org.uk /wwf-uk.html   (126 words)

WWF's ultimate goal is to stop, and eventually reverse, the accelerating degradation of our planet's natural environment, and to help build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
WWF is known as the World Wildlife Fund in the USA and Canada.
WWF is the world's largest and most experienced independent conservation organization, with over 4.7 million supporters and a global network of 24 National Organizations, 5 Associates, and 26 Programme Offices.
www.aurora.komvux.norrkoping.se /ALBEDA/NL/P053/p053-1-6.htm   (531 words)

 BBC News | SCI/TECH | Polluters 'should pay climate victims'
The World Wide Fund for Nature says Western industrialised countries should compensate developing nations struck by climate-related disasters.
Developing countries account for about a third of the world's energy-related CO2 emissions, but they are likely to suffer the most severe impacts of climate change.
One topic for discussion at the Bonn workshop is the demand by members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) that they should be compensated if their sales of oil fall because of agreements to tackle climate change.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sci/tech/676098.stm   (548 words)

 WWF Passport - Take action online for the environment
The Upper Parana Atlantic Forest in Paraguay is one of the world’s most ecologically important regions, containing plant and animal species that are found nowhere else on earth.
But it is also one of the world’s most endangered tropical forests.
Yet each year around 13 million hectares of natural forest are lost.
www.passport.panda.org   (144 words)

"Nature CAN be cruel, as the Tsunami shows, but it is most of the time benevolent -- when it IS benevolent it should be cherished more and understood better.
And after 28 years on the job, he thought that it was time for him to leave the world of education and move on.
The Spirit of the Land award was bestowed upon WWF Malaysia's Cameron Highlands Nature Education Center (CHNEC), in conjunction with The Winter Olympics' Environmental Awards held in Salt Lake City in February of this year.
www.wwfmalaysia.org   (2130 words)

 Physicist.fsnet.co.uk! The real WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature !
Some of you, I know, think this is ridiculus that a charity who is aiming to save the world for our children and their descendents should beat the World's number 1 'entertainment' organisation in court and force the Federation to change its name to World Wrestling Entertainment.
The WWF was formed on 11th September 1961, when the plight of the worlds wildlife, and in particular the African wildlife was brought to the front pages.
It has changed its name, from World Wildlife Fund to World Wide Fund For Nature, to reflect the wider aspects of its work, because the WWF ethos is that you can't save species unless you protect the habitats.
www.physicist.fsnet.co.uk /wwf.html   (1317 words)

 UAE Business Forum discusses best practices | World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
'Investing in Nature' is a partnership over five years (commencing 2002) to fund conservation projects round the world.
Frederic Launay, Director, WWF-UAE Project Office, highlighted the perception of environmental responsibility in the UAE and the experience of WWF with projects and sponsorships.
Wildlife trade issues, environmental education and coral reefs and nature reserves were some of the on-going conservation programmes he discussed.
www.ameinfo.com /61618.html   (669 words)

 Sample Contracts - Settlement Agreement - WWF-World Wide Fund for Nature and Titan Sports Inc. - Competitive ...
1.2 "Titan's Logo" means Titan's World Wrestling Federation logo in all forms appearing in Annex II attached hereto and made a part hereof and in any color or combination of colors selected by Titan.
If any such use relates to any other use of the Initials, at Titan's request, the Fund and the National Affiliates shall take all such actions as may be reasonable in the circumstances, at Titan's expense and under Titan's control, to abate any such -8- use.
Your client, the World Wildlife Fund, has filed for extensions of time to oppose such registration, on the basis that its mark may be confused with the registered "WWF" trademark of the World Wildlife Fund.
contracts.onecle.com /wwe/wwf.settle.1994.01.20.shtml   (1050 words)

 World Wide Water Foundation, clean drinking water for the health and humanitarian aid of third world people
World Wide Water Foundation, clean drinking water for the health and humanitarian aid of third world people
Worldwide Water Foundation is a nonprofit International organization serving the worlds developing countries by providing a solution to water related problems.
Worldwide Water meets the needs of people through education and well drilling for the development of water resource programs that save lives and bring hope to a thirsty world.
www.wwwf.org   (67 words)

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