|Officially, this conservation organization is now called WWF. However
the names World Wildlife Fund (for the U.S. and Canada) and World Wide
Fund for Nature (outside the U.S. and Canada) are still used by many
WWF is a global organization acting through a network of local offices. See panda.org for more information.
The resulting confusion caused by a name change in 1986 from World
Wildlife Fund to World Wide Fund for Nature, 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 in 1961: WWF.