In 1968, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (then president of the World Wildlife Fund) approached Dr Anton Rupert (a successful South African businessman and conservationist) to work towards securing South Africa’s wildlife and nature.
Dr Rupert garnered support from a group of local business aficionados. They realised that something had to be done quickly if South Africa’s biodiversity – its plants and animals and the ecosystems they live in – were to be conserved.
The Southern African Wildlife Foundation was formed in 1968, later becoming the Southern African Nature Foundation and in 1995 renamed to WWF South Africa.
Since its founding, WWF has been dedicated to protecting South Africa’s natural heritage. This includes plant and animal species, and people.
In 2018, WWF South Africa celebrates 50 years of environmental achievements and impact.
LOOKING TO OUR FUTURE
WWF’s mission is to champion the earth’s capacity to provide a source of inspiration, sustainable food, water and clean energy for all.
Amidst decreasing species and wild spaces, increasing natural disasters and frequent extreme weather events, we need hope more than ever. We are working towards a future with food and fresh water for all, forever! A future of well being and hope. For nature. For you.
“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.” – Nelson Mandela
WWF South Africa is a wonderful and noble defender of wildlife in Africa.
People of earth are grateful for their efficient and selfless work!
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