Presentation on theme: "Toni Christopher. Conservationist organization Created in 1961 in Europe 100 countries 1.2 million U.S. members, 5 million global."— Presentation transcript:
Conservationist organization Created in 1961 in Europe 100 countries 1.2 million U.S. members, 5 million global
“to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems” – worldwildlife.org Four ways: – Protecting natural areas and populations of both plants and animals – Supporting sustainable ways to use renewable natural resources – Supporting efficient use of resources and energy – Supporting efforts to minimize pollution Conserve 19 primary natural places and change global market to protect nature’s future by 2020
Protect non-charismatic megafauna species through the protection of charismatic megafauna Umbrella effect: by protecting a well-known and popular species and its habitat, the lesser known species in that habitat are also protected.
Amazon Amur-Heilong Arctic Borneo and Sumatra Chihuahuan Desert Coastal East Africa Congo Basin Coral Triangle Eastern Himalayas Galapagos Gulf of California Madagascar Mekong Mesoamerican Reef Namibia Northern Great Plains U.S. Southeast Rivers and Streams Southern Chile Yangtze
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