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SOCIAL MOVEMENTS WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) BY MUSTAFA YIGIT OZDEMIR 7404 / sec. C4 A RESEARCH PAPER PRESENTED TO NAZAN SABUNCU IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF COURSE REQUIREMENTS OF ENG 102 SABANCI UNIVERSITY
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APRIL 2004 It is not a coincidence that nature is seen as a god in many places in the past and still in our time, such as in tribes like Melanesians in Australia. If the mankind does not only look to the nature and they see the nature, they could realize how perfect the nature is designed and how it works. All the humans get their needing from nature, which they need to live: their food, water; also many inventions, which changed their lives are just copies from nature, like the airplanes. The nature has a great equilibrium and a very little moving on this equilibrium can crash this perfect system down; which will follow with the crash of the living system, including the humanity. However the ways of confrontations of these organisations are still discussed, because on the one side they are protecting the nature; but on the other side they are attacking private properties of people and some actions, like stopping industries or stopping hunting of some animals, which are the row materials of some industries; damages the economics of states. This essay will consider the past, organisation system and the actions of a conservative movement, WWF, with an argumentative approach. With the development of societies and every invention, humankind damages the world more and more and the main damages are on the biological diversity and natural resources. The aim of the international natural conservation movements is mostly to resist this damage. The oldest organisation which works for the conservation of the nature was WWF, which’s origins, went back to 1960s. The first step was made by a British biologist Sir Julian Huxley. After he went to east Africa in 1960, where he saw the over hunting of animals and wrote down three articles about it. After that the readers are alerted, that the conservation of the nature is a serious issue and one of the readers, Victor Stolan, who is a businessman, pointed out the need of an international organisation and the need of a fund for conservation of the nature. After they founded enough participants they legally registered WWF in 11 2
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September 1961 with a mission of raising the funds for conservation of the nature, so the image of the WWF became clearer. Today WWF is one of the largest, independent, non-profit, conservative organisation; which uses non - violent confrontations against environmental problems. Moreover its goal is to leave a living planet for the next generations with the slogan “Save life on earth!” WWF is working in 5 continents, against the acceleration of the degradation of Earth's natural environment and helping the humans to live in harmony with the nature. The system of the organisation is depending on a volunteering system.
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course FENS 101 taught by Professor Selçukerdem during the Fall '12 term at Sabancı University.

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