The WWF, the World Wide Fund for Nature, is one of the largest independent nature conservation organizations in the world. Its active network is present in more than 100 countries and has more than 5 million supporters. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the world’s environment and build a future where humans can live in harmony with nature.
WWF officially opened its offices in Kinshasa in February 2004. WWF activities in the country already date back to the early 1970s.
WWF’s vision in the DRC is to contribute to the preservation of the country’s natural capital in order to support sustainable development by simultaneously improving the human development index and creating a low-carbon emission economic model.
To address the main threats to biodiversity in the DRC, the WWF-DRC program strategy is based on three main pillars: forests and agriculture, wildlife and protected areas, climate and energy. The governance of natural resources program is cross-cutting and touches upon all three pillars.
To achieve its goals, WWF establishes strategic partnerships with different national and international organizations whose capabilities are recognized and appreciated. WWF-DRC favors constructive dialogue in which all stakeholders contribute and share their thoughts for win-win solutions: nature, the people and the Congolese state.