21 August 2017
Photo: (L-R) WWF’s Manuel Pulgar Vidal (Climate and Energy Practice), GCI Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, and WWF's John Tanzer (Oceans Practice).
Photo: (L-R) WWF’s Manuel Pulgar Vidal (Climate and Energy Practice), GCI Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, and WWF's John Tanzer (Oceans Practice) .

Researchers from UQ and the Global Change Institute recently met with senior representatives from WWF International, discussing the organisation’s future science needs.

WWF has appointed new practice leaders in the areas of wildlife, forests, markets, climate and energy, water, ocean and governance.

GCI Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg welcomed WWF’s John Tanzer (Oceans Practice) and Manuel Pulgar Vidal (Climate and Energy Practice) to the GCI’s Living Building.

Manuel Pulgar Vidal is a distinguished environment specialist and lawyer who was the Peruvian Minister for the environment for five years. 

John Tanzer has served as Director of WWF’s Global Marine Program and has been central to its growth and development, raising the profile of WWF’s marine work around the world.

Visit this link for more information about WWF practice leaders.

Explainer:

WWF originally stood for "World Wildlife Fund". However, in 1986, WWF had come to realise that its name no longer reflected the scope of its activities, and changed its name to "World Wide Fund For Nature". The United States and Canada, however, retained the old name.  The resulting confusion caused by the name change in 1986, together with its translation into more than 15 languages, led the WWF Network in 2001 to agree on using the original acronym as its one, global name – the acronym that it had always been known by since its inception way back in 1961: WWF.

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