The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the very first independent environmental protection organizations in the world, with an active network in more than 100 countries and supported by almost 6 million members. WWF France, a recognized public utility foundation, works for a living planet from Paris, Marseille, the Alps, French Guiana and New Caledonia.
Its mission is to halt environmental degradation and build a future where humans live in harmony with nature. With more than 20,000 programs, it acts on a daily basis to preserve forests, save endangered species and even prevent looting and pollution of the oceans.
In French Guiana, with a tropical forest still largely preserved, sites of world importance for marine turtles, large populations of jaguars, giant otters and Guiana dolphins, about thirty different forest habitats, this territory benefits from an exceptional nature that it is essential to protect.
In 1999, WWF France created a permanent office in Cayenne to contribute alongside French Guianese actors, as closely as possible to the reality on the field, to the preservation, restoration and enhancement of this unique natural heritage in the world.
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)