“Conservation of Indonesia biodiversity for the well-being of present and future generations”. -WWF-Indonesia’s vision
In the early 1960s, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) started working in Indonesia as a Program Office of WWF International under the support of the Ministry of Forestry. In 1996, WWF obtained legal entity in Indonesia and was registered as an independent foundation. With the new legal status and National Office status from WWF International, it established its own Board of Trustees and was able to secure more flexibility in fund raising and program development. It transformed into WWF-Indonesia in 1998 as National Organization within the WWF Global Network.
WWF-Indonesia’s ultimate goal is to stop and eventually reverse environmental degradation and to build a future where people live in harmony with nature. It aims to conserve biodiversity and reduce human impact by promoting strong conservation ethics, awareness and actions in Indonesia society, assisting multi-stakeholders efforts to preserve biodiversity and ecological processes on ecoregional scale, supporting policies, law and law enforcement that support conservation, encouraging conservation for the well-being of people through the sustainable use of natural resources.
WWF started off by conducting surveys and research on mammal species, especially the endangered rhinoceros and tigers on the islands of Java and Sumatra. Now, WWF-Indonesia carries out three thematic conservation programmes: Climate and Energy programme, Forest- Species Programme and Marine Programme. To know more about these programmes, please refer to: http://www.wwf.or.id/en/about_wwf/whatwedo/.