From our humble beginnings with just 5 staff members in 1999, we grew into one of the most recognized and influential environmental NGOs in the Guianas. We strive to build a future in which humans can live in harmony with nature.
WWF supported species conservation programs in the Guianas, with a focus on marine turtles, becoming the first international nonprofit organization to work on nature conservation in the Guianas. In 1998, a regional office covering the three Guianas was created. In 2006, the office was transformed into a Regional Program Office, implementing more complex multi-donor conservation programs. Since 2015, we have taken on the task of developing our office into a Country Office more strongly embedded in society. Today, we are the only civil society organization working across Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana.
Together with the people of Suriname and Guyana we conserve their natural heritage for human wellbeing for now and for generations to come.
Reflecting on what we want to achieve going forward, WWF-Guianas strives to live up to the WWF values of courage, respect, integrity, and collaboration. Across the many cultures and individuals that represent WWF and the partners and communities we work with, we are unified by our values. Every individual, office and programme of WWF bears fundamental responsibility for honouring these values which are at the core of our work.