What we do
WWF believes in a future where people and nature thrive.
WWF Northern Ireland is a small team which, through policy work and communications, campaigns for change on global issues which are affected by our lifestyles in Northern Ireland.
Our rivers and lakes face a range of pressures many of which relate to land management practices and pollution. WWF is engaging with government and other stakeholders to encourage policy solutions to the challenges faced by our freshwater environment. WWF has also worked with farmers, anglers and local communities to develop practical solutions to our freshwater challenges.
Half of Northern Ireland's wildlife, around 4,000 species, lives in the sea, yet less than 4% is protected. WWF Northern Ireland is campaigning for the urgent introduction of Northern Ireland Marine Legislation to ensure effective protection and management of Northern Ireland's seas.
Along side WWF's global campaigns such as Earth Hour, WWF Northern Ireland is calling for effective climate legislation which ensures Northern Ireland plays a full role in addressing this major global problem and prepares fully for the challenges ahead, as well as pursuing opportunities to take a lead nationally and internationally, for example in the renewable energy technologies.
If everyone consumed natural resources at the rate we do in Northern Ireland we would need three planets to support us. WWF Northern Ireland is calling on government to implement effective policies and actions to make sustainable lifestyle choices available and attractive to people.