About Emirates Nature-WWF
Who we are
Emirates Nature in Association with WWF is a non-profit organisation and an environmental federal charity established to drive positive change in the United Arab Emirates to conserve the nation’s natural heritage. The organisation was founded in 2001 under the Honorary Founder and President of Emirates Nature-WWF, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Governing Board of the Environment Agency‒Abu Dhabi, as a legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed’s vision for the UAE.
For two decades, Emirates Nature–WWF has been a prominent and active partner in environmental conservation in the MENA region. We work in association with WWF, one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, present in 100 countries and supported by 5 million members.
As a local conservation think tank and volunteer platform, we empower, convene and mobilise civil society, government and business to support the UAE’s sustainability agenda and deliver transformative impact at scale for the benefit of people and planet.
WE ARE ON A MISSION
For over two decades, Emirates Nature–WWF has been a prominent and active partner in environmental conservation in the region. We are part of the global WWF network, which has a 60+ year legacy and is supported by more than five million people worldwide. Most importantly, we are rooted in a country renowned for achieving the impossible.
Together, we can build a sustainable future for generations to come. We’re acting now to make this happen.
Over 20 years of action
Our impact has been possible by working together with our many partners and supporters, and joining forces with our peers in the environmental movement. We collaborate with individuals and institutions to achieve science-based solutions to combat climate change and safeguard the seas, the land and their associated biodiversity.
Our annual reports
In our latest annual report you can read about some of the many breakthroughs and results we achieved during the past year.