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Old 17 Nov 21, 10:56 AM  
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Does anyone know much about this? Does the money really go to help endangered animals? I know some charities are a bit of a con.
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Old 17 Nov 21, 11:48 AM  
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The WWF is a long-established and major conservation charity, I wouldn’t put it in the “bit of a con” bucket.

As with any large organisation (charitable or otherwise) you can’t guarantee 100% that your money goes only to the part that drove you to spend/donate, such as a particular animal species. It goes into the pot with everyone else’s, but if you are sponsoring an animal, then the WWF is working on projects to save that species.

WWF states that 78% of its income goes to its charitable work (not all of which is directly with animals, it has a wide-ranging conservation and sustainability agenda).

wwf.uk/faqs/how-we-use-our-funding

That may not be the absolute best, but it’s above the charity average which is generally in the 60-70% range. The rest goes on fundraising and overheads.

We’ve adopted a few animals over the years with the WWF on behalf of the children. The WWF is pretty good at sending the kids magazines with updates and stories about the animals. It could be argued they could save on these costs and paper, though of course it also maintains awareness and continued fundraising. They don’t want you to cancel the direct debits…
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Originally Posted by Peko View Post
The WWF is a long-established and major conservation charity, I wouldn’t put it in the “bit of a con” bucket.

As with any large organisation (charitable or otherwise) you can’t guarantee 100% that your money goes only to the part that drove you to spend/donate, such as a particular animal species. It goes into the pot with everyone else’s, but if you are sponsoring an animal, then the WWF is working on projects to save that species.

WWF states that 78% of its income goes to its charitable work (not all of which is directly with animals, it has a wide-ranging conservation and sustainability agenda).

wwf.uk/faqs/how-we-use-our-funding

That may not be the absolute best, but it’s above the charity average which is generally in the 60-70% range. The rest goes on fundraising and overheads.

We’ve adopted a few animals over the years with the WWF on behalf of the children. The WWF is pretty good at sending the kids magazines with updates and stories about the animals. It could be argued they could save on these costs and paper, though of course it also maintains awareness and continued fundraising. They don’t want you to cancel the direct debits…
Thank you 😊
My son loves animals so I think this will be perfect for Christmas, even better if it definitely helps 👍🏻👍🏻
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Have a look at Sheldrake Wildlife Trust, they do amazing work too sheldrickwildlifetrust/
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I adopted from Chester Zoo for my grandson and he loves seeing his name on the plague as they go a lot, out of all the animals at the zoo he chose a fruit bat though
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I adopted from Chester Zoo for my grandson and he loves seeing his name on the plague as they go a lot, out of all the animals at the zoo he chose a fruit bat though
I love bats lol
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My dad does- my parents also support canon hall farm and their local donkey and horse sanctuary.
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I know to drive a Charity forward you need top people. But this well paid?

As President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund, Carter Roberts oversees the direction of an organisation which seeks to conserve endangered animals, the environment, and our natural world. He last received a salary of $953,130 (£748,397) in return for his efforts, according to CharityWatch.

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I believe you live in the North West, I would recommend The Donkey Sanctuary.
I adopted one a few years ago, you have a choice of donkeys who have all been rescued, they all have names and you can visit them.
Not saying anything against WWF but I do think local sanctuaries need a lot of help.
I’ll try and find a link later just dashing out.
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FT, have a look at Acorn Farm in Kirkby. You can adopt an animal there and go along and visit it.
acornfarm/animal-sponsorship/
It’s an absolutely fantastic place for a visit and they do a lot of work with people with ASD and learning difficulties. It’s only about 30 minutes away from you.
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