For WWF, describe their aim and political agenda. Also consider how this organization may influence science, either positively or negatively? WWF = World Wide Fund for Nature.

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It would seem to me that the preservation of natural settings and protecting of species from extinction would be of critical importance to the WWF.  I think that they would embrace science that would support such ends.  Seeing that these goals are fairly well aligned with scientific research that corroborates...

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It would seem to me that the preservation of natural settings and protecting of species from extinction would be of critical importance to the WWF.  I think that they would embrace science that would support such ends.  Seeing that these goals are fairly well aligned with scientific research that corroborates these findings, this organization would encourage scientific research.  Most scientific research would concur that expanding business interests into habitats will lead to the destruction of a species' ways of life as well as their own environment.  These would be the inherent need for an organization like the WWF. They might not be so quick to embrace scientific results that argue that species extinction and habitat destruction are natural elements and whether caused by ecological balance or human made conditions, it serves a valuable purpose in the environmental balance.

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This organization, formerly the World Wildlife Fund, is devoted to environmental issues.  Its goals are to maintain biodiversity, to promote sustainable use of renewable resources, to promote conservation and reduce waste.  The organization's political agenda is to push governments to pursue these goals as well.

The impact of this group on science is very much like that of all other advocacy groups.  It can affect what projects scientists take on by publicizing certain areas of research.  As they promote them, the projects become better-known and are more likely to attract scientists and funding.

Given the nature of its goals, this group can also draw negative attention to science.  Its goals often come into conflict with economic needs and lead opponents to distrust science and scientists.

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