| “WWF's mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where we can, we work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species; promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution.” ( http://www.worldwildlife.org/about/index.cfm; accessed 12/1/04) |
In 2001, the World Wildlife fund presented Motorola and Johnson & Johnson with Gold Panda Awards. According to the organization, “Motorola is being presented with the Gold Panda Award in recognition of its generous contributions to WWF's field conservation work. In 1996, Motorola and WWF created a dynamic alliance known as 'Connect and Conserve'. Through this unique partnership, Motorola generously contributed 1 million USD worth of radio communications equipment to WWF to use in its priority eco-regions. The two way radios have been incredibly valuable to researchers and conservation workers, enabling them to communicate instantly. They have also saved days of work and have helped to improve the safety and security of WWF staff and other conservation professionals in the field.
“Johnson & Johnson is being presented with the Gold Panda Award in recognition of its long-term support to WWF's work to protect endangered species. Johnson & Johnson's commitment to protecting endangered species has enabled WWF to help significantly reduce trade in endangered species and their use in medical applications. In 1992 Johnson & Johnson have provided WWF with donations totaling 706,000 USD. These donations have been used for a range of activities, including the October 1999 conference 'Healthy People, Healthy Planet' which produced a historic pledge by Chinese state officials to stop the use of endangered species in traditional medicines. Johnson & Johnson has demonstrated a commitment to WWF's conservation priorities, not only through financial support to WWF's species work, but also through a corporate commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions - as one of the first Climate Savers.” (http://www.wwf.fi/kvtiedotteet/award_winners.html; accessed 12/1/04)
Other corporate grants include:
( http://www.capitalresearch.org/search/orgdisplay.asp?org=WWF100#grant ; accessed 12/01/04)
- JP Morgan & Company $20,000 (1998)
- Merrill Lynch $2,275 (1998)
- US West $875 (1998)
- Chevron $5,000 (1996)
- Chevron $10,000 (1995)
- Dupont $5,000 (1995)
- WMX Technologies $5,000 (1995)
- Eastman Kodak $100,000 (1994)
- Chase Manhattan $2,500 (1994)
In 2003, Home Depot donated $1 million to a partnership between the World Wildlife Fund, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Metafore (formerly the Certified Forests Products Council) that will channel approximately $7.6 million to programs to promote responsible forest management and reduce illegal trade in forest products in countries receiving aid from the U.S. government.