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WWF - EARPO
|WWF Eastern Africa Regional Programme Office|
|WWF is an independent foundation registered under Swiss law, governed by a Board of Trustees under an International President. Currently, the President is HE Chief Emeka Anyaoku. President Emeritus is HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
Gland, Switzerland is the home of WWF International, the secretariat for WWF's global organization. Its role is to lead and coordinate the WWF Network of offices around the world, through developing policies and priorities, fostering global partnerships, coordinating international campaigns, and providing supportive measures in order to help make the global operation run as smoothly as it can. The secretariat is under the directorship of Dr. Claude Martin. .
The various WWF offices around the world come under two categories:
A specialist WWF office in Brussels works to influence the policies and activities of the European Union, while a second WWF Office in Washington DC works to influence global institutions involved in international economic issues, such as the World Bank.
WWF's five Associate Organisations are non-governmental organizations that work closely with WWF in countries where WWF has no independent office (type 1). The Associates promote shared conservation objectives, but do not contribute financially to the WWF Network.
In all, WWF has primary offices and associates in over 40 countries around the world, working as a team towards an overall goal: to halt and reverse the destruction of our natural environment.