Member Type Non Governmental Organization

WWF International



John Tanzer
WWF International
Oceans Practice Leader

WWF is working with everyone from people in remote fishing communities to heads of state, and with many diverse partners, to unleash a wave of support for our oceans.

By highlighting the importance of healthy oceans for human wellbeing, we’re engaging with communities, governments and businesses – including the finance industry – to end damaging activities and to spur investment in sustainable practises that help conserve the marine environment.

We’re protecting and restoring critical coastal environments, with a strong focus on coral reefs and mangroves, and are engaging in major new collaborations to achieve our ambitions. And we’re launching a global effort to end plastic pollution, focusing on key industries and major cities, complementing the efforts of others.

Another top priority is making fisheries sustainable – keeping enough fish in the sea, and minimizing impacts on habitats and other species. And we’re supporting coastal communities – particularly in developing countries – to manage their marine resources, and using our influence with industry, governments, retailers and consumers to make a real difference.

Related websites:

WWF Oceans
For recent reports and other key resources

Last Updated: 14 September 2020