Saturday, October 16, 2010

Biodivisity: Organizations and How They Positively Affect the Biodiversity of Our Ecosystems

There are many organizations around the world that positively affect the biodiversity of our ecosystems.

The WWF stands for World Wildlife Fund Canada. The organization was founded in 1967 by Senator Alan MacNaughton. More then 150,000 Canadians across the country are active and supportive in this organization.

The WWF organizations goal is "to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature" (-WWF website.) The WWF plans on fulfilling there goal by conserving the world's biological diversity, promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption, and conserving the world's biological diversity.

Over the years, the WWF has expanded. Now, the WWF doesn't only focus on the wildlife species and habitats, it now also focus's on our human life on earth as well. To be more specific, the WWF focuses on life, and also living. WWF focus' on life because they organization focus and main goal is to restore and protect the ecosystems. By spending time to on these ecosystems we get in return clean air, water, and healthier food webs that are very important. Lastly, WWF focus' on living because its the things and the choices that we do everyday that affect us and everything around us. By taking action on what is important, it can allow us to make a positive difference, and change in the world.
One of the WWF's success is: "WWF's conservation results include the protection of 38 million hectares of Canadian wilderness through the Endangered Spaces Campaign" (-WWF Website.) This truly shows how dedicated this organization is on biodiversity.

One of the species that affected by the WWF are tigers. "There are as few as 3,200 tigers surviving in the world's forests in 2010, the Chinese Year of the Tiger. WWF's Tx2 campaign aims to put in place the necessary conditions to double the wild tiger population by the next Year of the Tiger in 2022." (-WWF website.)

The WWF puts out effort to protect the tiger habitat to at least 20% of their former range in 13 priority landscapes. There are many ways how the WWF would make protecting the tiger habitat possible. Closing markets for tiger parts and products, closing all existing tiger farms, Preventing any legal commercialization of dead tiger body parts, ensuring all tiger range countries have fully CITES- compliant national legislation, establishing transboundary customs posts to foster international cooperation and liaison, establishing and coordinating intelligence networks and ensuring intelligence-based law enforcement in strategic locations, and developing the first phase of a Global Tiger Trade Information System. (-WWF website)