About WWF Cymru
WWF Cymru is the Welsh office of WWF-UK, which in turn forms part of the world's largest environmental network. Based in Cardiff Bay, we are a small team of 7 staff. We share our offices with WWF-UK staff working on the PISCES marine project.
Our work in Wales is aimed at playing our part in tackling the biggest problems for nature and people worldwide. We have over 20,000 supporters in Wales who help us campaign and raise funds.
Often we tackle big global threats such as climate change, or protecting some of the most critically endangered wildlife in Africa, Asia or Latin America. WWF has effective field projects in these countries and many more, backed up by international policy work. However, to address these problems effectively we often need to make changes here in Wales.
Decisions such as what food we eat, how we travel and how we heat our homes affect people and wildlife around the world.
Because of this, WWF Cymru works with Welsh Government and the Assembly, other organisations and the public to reduce our impact on the environment.
Our work is focused on research and policy development, lobbying , communications and campaigns to ensure the environment is high on the public and political agendas.
Current areas of work
At present, key issues include:
- Promoting renewable energy and better insulated homes
- Protecting marine wildlife
- Tackling climate change through reducing greenhouse gas emissions
- Lobbying the Welsh Government to introduce a strong Sustainable Development Bill
WWF Cymru is a member of Wales Environment Link (WEL) - an active network of environmental Non-Governmental Organisations in Wales and the official link between the eNGO sector and the Welsh Government