World Wild Fund for Nature - Netherlands
Wereld Natuur Fonds (WNF)
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent conservation organizations in the world. They are an international NGO committed to environmental protection active in almost 100 countries. WWF-NL works on the ground in the Netherlands, which includes the Caribbean Netherlands islands, and cooperates with governments, companies, knowledge institutes, local communities and partner organizations. On the Caribbean Netherlands islands of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, WWF-NL’s Oceans team aims to assist their partner organizations (such as the DCNA), marine park management authorities, independent NGOs as well as local governments and the private industry with preserving healthy oceans surrounding these Dutch “special municipalities”. Their strategy revolves around three main themes: enhanced protection of Marine Protected Areas, Sustainable Fisheries and reduction of Land Based Sources of Pollution.
The DCNA works together with WWF-NL on some projects for which both contribute financially. WWF-NL also funds nature projects on the Caribbean Netherlands islands through their Biodiversity fund and INNO fund, some of which are implemented by or in collaboration with the DCNA.