WWF: What You Should Know
How has Wild Discs taken a step in the right direction? To put it this way, I have three words for you, World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The number one conservation organization in the world. A non-profit that seeks solutions for nature and people. The World Wildlife Fund is the organization that Wild Discs chose to donate 5% of their proceeds to when you purchase their products.
The World Wildlife Fund has been around for the past 60 years. Back in the 1960’s, the human population was boosting, and it only took so long before people started noticing the impact that human development was having on the surrounding environment. This was the spark that the Director General of British government agency Nature Conservancy, Max Nicholson needed to make a difference for a changing world.
Nicholson had the idea of creating a new fundraising method that his team, along with other conservation groups could use to pursue their mission & goal(s). This idea was brought to the attention of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It’s needless to say that the WWF got approved in September of 1961, and has grown to five million supporters across the globe to this day.
WWF Goals & Science:
The World Wildlife Fund states, “At every level, we collaborate with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live.” Through their mission, the WWF has created and focuses their work around six goals.
These goals strive for increasing renewable energy, reducing carbon footprints, conserving the forests we have, protecting our world’s wildlife species, and finding a balance between the water consumed by people, and the marine life within it. The President & CEO of the WWF Carter Roberts voices, “Conservation endures as a living discipline because it is inhabited by a magnificent collection of people. Only by working together can we create solutions to the most vexing problems we face.”
The WWF faces conservation issues and projects with a science-based approach. This approach is directed toward a newer world, where the needs of nature and people are both met. The World Wildlife Fund states that, “Our scientists track conservation needs and lead regional and global analyses to identify and set priorities for the world’s valuable habitats and species. We also rely on the scientific process to ensure that our on-the-ground conservation programs are effective and producing measurable efforts.”
So what now?
As someone who is surrounded by nature for work, it’s clear that we routinely intrude the habitats that many species call home when we play. It’s something that is not generally thought about when deciding to get a round in. And I don’t know if this is just me, but when I see critters out on the course, I view them as spectators! This is only a reminder that we are not the only ones inhabiting this beautiful place we call Earth. It’s a breath of fresh air to see companies/organizations donating to this cause, and it goes without saying that the work the WWF has done, and will continue doing is for the betterment of our planet.
Today, Wild Discs has raised over $1,000 for the World Wildlife Fund! Alright, let’s take a deep breath, and rest assure that the proceeds are going to cause greater than ourselves. Help conserve our world by supporting and checking out the Wild Discs store, or even donating directly to the World Wildlife Fund!
If you would like to read more about the World Wildlife Fund, check out the link below.
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About the Author:
Garrett Warren is a passionate disc golfer that got his bachelor’s degree in Animal Ecology – Wildlife at Iowa State University. Be sure to use the code: Copperhead18 at checkout for a 10% off discount, and to help support him.
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