Regional Implementation Team (RIT)

Regional Implementation Team to Support Grants for Civil Society. Organizations Promoting Conservation of Biodiversity in the Mountains of Central Asia.

History and Mission Statement

The Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) was established in 1961. Since then, it grew into  a global network, comprising national organizations and representative offices. An International Secretariat coordinates this network. National WWF organizations have their own boards, while all coordinating efforts and priority-setting takes place within the Global Programme Framework.

WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. Our efforts are targeted at biodiversity conservation, lessening the negative impact of human activity, reducing our “ecological footprint” and ensuring a harmonious and sustainable relationship between people and nature.

As part of the global WWF Network is responsible for conservation activities in the global priority places and species located in 5 countries of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.