Environment: The U.N. of Conservation

It is an odd company. Hairy-nosed wombats in southern Australia. Giant turtles on the Galapagos Islands. Polar bears in the Arctic. What each species shares with the others is an improving prospect for survival due to the efforts of a unique conservation organization. That group is the World Wildlife Fund, whose members gathered last week in Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria hotel to celebrate with deserved pride their tenth anniversary. From an obscure club of wealthy do-gooders, W.W.F. has grown into a United Nations of conservation, whose efforts on behalf of hundreds of endangered species are...

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