WWF Austria has been a Danube Soya member since November 2012. The cooperation with WWF Germany has increased in the past year when the German organization decided to join Danube Soya. WWF (The World Wide Fund for Nature) is one of the world's largest conservation organizations. Since its foundation in 1961, the WWF has grown extensively: It is now present in more than 80 countries around the world and employs around 6,200 full time staff. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to construct a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:
Conserving the world's biological diversity.
Ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable.
Promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful production and consumption.
Since its founding the WWF has invested nearly US$10 billion in more than 13,000 conservation projects in over 150 countries. The organization runs about 1,300 projects at any one time.In order to reach its goals the WWF has always relied on cooperation: the WWF cooperates with many partners, including UN organizations, IUCN, development agencies such as USAID and the World Bank, as well as business and industry partners.