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Adopting an endangered animal through WWF is one of the best ways to protect it, and the whole species.

You can adopt an animal from as little as £3 a month, in return protecting the species and receiving an animal adoption pack containing:

A cuddly soft toy of your adopted animal
A fact booklet and print of the animal you adopted
3 issues of Insight magazine, including updates on your adopted animal
A greetings card, and much more...

Which animals can you adopt?

  • Giant Pandas – extremely endangered, with only 1,600 left in the wild.
  • Bengal Tigers – only 150 Bengal tigers remain in Nepal.
  • Orangutans – destruction of their habitat means only 60,000 remain in the wild.
  • Bottlenose Dolphins – help protect the 10,000 dolphins caused in nets off Scotland.
  • Asian Elephants – help support the WWF Asian Rhino and Elephant Action Strategy.
  • Polar Bears – support WWF's Climate Change Programme and the plight of polar bears.
  • Black Rhinos – only 500 black rhinos remain in Kenya today.
How the charity works

Donations to WWF are spent on a variety of conservation and educational projects. Just £1 will help replant lost forests in Tanzania; £25 will fund the protection of endangered rhinos for ten days. Even the smallest amount will have an effect somewhere in the world, protecting the planet and its most vulnerable species for future generations.


Adopt a Panda
Only around 1,600 giant pandas are alive today and are mainly confined to fragmented forest patches high in the mountains of south-western China. WWF has been active in giant panda conservation since 1980 and with your help can work to preserve their habitat and protect the Giant Panda from poachers.

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Adopt a Tiger
Today there are only around 150 Bengal tigers remaining in Nepal. Adopt a Bengal tiger today and help WWF protect the species by monitoring the tigers and strengthening anti-poaching patrols in Nepal.

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Adopt an Orangutan
Habitat destruction and fragmentation - caused by unsustainable and illegal logging and clearance for oil palm plantations and agriculture – has reduced the orangutan population to just 60,000 in the wild today. Adopt an orangutan today to help WWF protect their rapidly diminishing habitat.

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Adopt a Dolphin
Bottlenose dolphins, off the coast of Scotland, have been decimated by systematic hunting, accidental capture in fishing nets, habitat degradation, and other human activities. Adopt a dolphin and help support WWF's Marine Bill which is aimed at helping to protect dolphins and many other species suffering the same plight.

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Adopt an Elephant
Remaining populations of wild Asian elephants still roaming the tropical forests are mostly small, isolated, and fragmented because of expanding human encroachment. Therefore in 1998 WWF created the Asian Rhino and Elephant Action Strategy to conserve the remaining populations of these endangered Asian elephants and their habitats.

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Adopt a Polar Bear
Research has shown that more than a quarter of polar bear populations are in decline, with this decline linked closely with the disappearance of arctic sea ice. Adopt a polar bear today and help support WWF's Climate Change Programme to raise awareness of climate change and the plight of polar bears.

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Adopt a Rhino
Less than 500 black rhinos are alive in Kenya today but thanks to vigorous conservation and anti-poaching efforts, some African rhino populations are now stable or increasing. Adopt a rhino today and help to further protect the black rhino species.

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We’re told on a daily basis that the little things we do can help prevent the devastating effects of global warming - but who is really dedicated to the bigger things?

WWF is the largest network of organisations focussed on conservation and discovering methods of sustainable development. Through their work with the One Planet Living initiative in more than one hundred different countries across the world, they strive to change the way governments, businesses and communities address their use of natural resources.

But despite their work being crucial to the future of out planet, WWF rely entirely on donations from the public.

Aside from lobbying for change on environmental policy on a local, European and global level, WWF are committed to education as a means to change attitudes on a grassroots level. A key part of this work is within schools, with WWF-UK supporting schemes such as The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy School Award, which celebrates schools working towards greener methods and lower carbon emissions.
Of course, WWF is also known for its extensive wildlife conservation efforts. In a time when one quarter of all mammals and one third of all amphibians are facing potential extinction, the organisation’s continued work becomes more and more vital – as does your generous donation.

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Observations on Climate Change in the Arctic

See the effects of global warming on the Artic and the future of our world predicted by one of WWF's climate change advisors.

WWF is a registered charity in England and Wales charity no.1081247
And in Scotland no.SC039593