Who are WWF Australia?
World Wild Fund For Nature (WWF) Australia are a nature conservation charity. They “work with governments, businesses and communities to address a range of pressing environmental issues.…to create a world where people live and prosper in harmony with nature.”
WWF Australia is part of the WWF International Network.
They are a registered Australian charity. Their ABN is 57001594074.
Why do they exist?
WWF have a mission “to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting pollution reduction and wasteful consumption.”
What do they do?
WWF Australia work across the following thematic areas: 
Species: work in partnership with a variety of organisations, communities and individuals to protect those endangered species most in need.
Oceans: working with other organisations to protect marine life in the Antarctic and Great Barrier Reef.
Food: work with food producers, companies, governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the Australian public to demonstrate sustainable food production and consumption.
Climate: work with businesses, governments and communities to accelerate the solutions and speed up Australia’s transition to zero carbon pollution.
How do they earn their money?
How do they spend their money?
Should I donate to WWF Australia?
We believe that it is likely that your donation to WWF Australia will be used as stated, that is, “to address a range of pressing environmental issues…to create a world where people live and prosper in harmony with nature.”
We believe that WWF Australia is likely to be trustworthy. It is clear how donations are used and who the charity is run by. WWF Australia gives a comprehensive overview of their financial position. It’s clear who is accountable for WWF Australia. They clearly describe leadership roles and how they monitor performance. They also have policies that prevent the misuse of funds.
WWF Australia also demonstrate basic signs of effectiveness. They describe their strategic objectives and present evidence that they evaluate performance at the strategic level.
However, in order for us to have complete confidence they are using money for its intended purpose, we recommend they verify:
that they have in place an overarching strategic plan
that their results demonstrate progress against this plan.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
We have looked into the finances, operations and results of WWF Australia and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and if there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also looks into whether the charity can demonstrate they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendation on if you should donate to them and why.
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Find out whether WWF Australia is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.