German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Profile: WWF

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
founded in 1961


WWF is an organisation with almost 5 million regular supporters, over 90 country or regional offices and four associate organisations.

WWF Germany was founded in 1963.


WWF’s aim is the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity by conserving habitats and species and by changing existing consumption patterns.


WWF is an internationally operating nature conservation organisation funded from membership fees, donations and grants from individual governments. WWF currently has offices in 58 countries.

WWF invested some €374 million in nature and environment conservation projects in 2006.

WWF currently funds close to 2,000 nature conservation projects and employs almost 4,000 people around the world.

The organisation operates at local and global levels in parallel. In its Central Africa project region, for example, WWF works directly with indigenous Baka pygmies but also with international agencies such as the World Bank and the European Commission, and with various large companies in the timber industry.


WWF International
Av. du Mont-Blanc
1196 Gland
Tel: +41-22-3649111
Fax: +41-22-3648836

BfN activities:

BfN funds projects for WWF Germany (for example under its funding programme for conservation organisations) and works with WWF in international nature conservation.

Further information

WWF website

WWF Germany website (in German)

WWF dialogue platform (in German)


Last Change: 15/06/2010