Why We Are Here
Pakistan contains a diverse topography of geographical features and is home to incredibly diverse flora and fauna. Over the last century, lack of understanding and awareness has led to human practices that have exploited the country’s natural resources without replenishing them. A growing population and increasing infrastructure needs have also led to the decimation of animal habitats and forests, and resulted in loss and endangerment of animal and plant species only found in Pakistan.
With an urgent need for an organization to meet and counter these growing conservation and environment issues, WWF-Pakistan was formed in 1970.
Who We Are
For its first fifteen years, WWF-Pakistan was a small organization which relied on individuals for financial support and honourary scientific input. It was in the late 1980s that the first formal project for environmental education was started. Since then, the programmes of WWF-Pakistan have expanded rapidly to increase its conservation efforts. WWF-Pakistan works through 30 offices with a team of over 500 dedicated staff members. With its head office in Lahore, it has regional offices in Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad and Quetta, and project offices wherever there is need and the potential to make a difference.
WWF-Pakistan is a proud member of the WWF International Network, one of the world's largest and most experienced independent conservation organizations, with almost four million supporters, 4,500 staff members and a global network active in more than 100 countries. We have a global vision when it comes to conservation, but we hold true to local perspectives and needs while accomplishing our work.