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Vision for a living planet

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Jim Leape, Director General, WWF International

 JIm Leape, DIrector General of WWF International

WWF’s vision for a living planet takes me and my colleagues into the board rooms of companies, into talks with governments, and into the field, to work with partners in building a future where people live in harmony with nature. From tackling climate change to halting deforestation, overfishing and illicit wildlife trade – and ensuring there is enough water, food and energy for the planet – the challenges of conservation have never been more urgent.

Our people are our greatest strength in this journey towards a sustainable future – and WWF’s EcoLogical blog will showcase the people who are making conservation happen. Reading EcoLogical will give you a sense of what it takes to work for WWF, an insight into the everyday experiences of our employees across the world, and a chance to join the discussion about how to achieve the the changes we need to see.

Sunrise behind Mount Mikeno, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo, AfricaMount Mikeno, Virunga National Park, DRC © Naturepl.com / Christophe Courteau / WWF-Canon

So why work for WWF? In short: I cannot think of a better job than this. I don’t know of a better organization in the world – that is better positioned than we are – to make a difference in protecting the planet and conserving the precious biodiversity on which we all depend. For me it is a privilege to work for the panda, and to know every morning when I wake up that what I do really matters to life on Earth.

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  • Helena Sasso

    Wow, I was extremely impressed after reading this short blog post. I
    already wanted to be involved in this kind of work but after reading
    this post it inspired me even more. I am starting my career from scratch
    literally at age 33…and a on baby on the way. However, none of that
    deters me. I live in CT, USA and I would like to know what you recommend
    to be the best way to start a career in Environmental
    Education…i.e.biologist, ecologist, environmental educator, naturalist
    here in this state of Connecticut. Do you have resources, contacts
    here? Any and all advice/suggestions are appreciated. Thank you and
    thank you for the work you do!