WWF Pumpkin Carving Stencils
Carve a pumpkin and demonstrate your support for WWF and conservation this Halloween. And check out these tips for making this Halloween more green!
Go wild for nature! WWF works in 100 countries to protect the future of nature.
For more than 45 years, World Wildlife Fund has been protecting the future of nature, the habitats of our precious animal species, and the rich ecosystems that support life. Our unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, and involves action on every level from corporate to you. As the largest global conservation organization, we work to reverse the harm that’s been done to our natural environments, and to make earth a home in which humans coexist harmoniously with nature.
Go wild for tigers! This majestic animal is endangered by poaching and loss of habitat.
Recognized throughout the world for their ferocity and unmistakable beauty, tigers face an uncertain future. Today, tigers reside in only 7% of their historic range, and are threatened by growing human populations, illegal hunting, habitat loss, and expanded trade in tiger parts. We can’t imagine a world without tigers. We’re working ceaselessly to protect them in Sumatra, the Russian Far East, the Himalayas and the Mekong Forest - wherever tigers roam; helping to alleviate human-tiger conflict; to create, monitor and manage protected areas; to enforce laws and to improve the livelihood of local people.
Go wild for the polar bear! They hunt on sea ice which is melting due to climate change.
King of the great white north, polar bears now face an uncertain future. They hunt on sea ice - which is melting due to climate change. Imagine if your home was disappearing, right under your feet! With less time on the ice, polar bears are hungry and less likely to have cubs; by the end of this century, they could be all gone! To understand the problem, WWF funds research by the world’s foremost experts; but we’re not waiting around. Today, we are advocating to reduce the impact of climate change on polar bears.
Go wild for gorillas! Can you imagine a world without these noble animals?
Can you imagine a world without these noble animals? Gorillas live in families, take care of their young for a long time, and are mostly vegetarian. They are also being threatened in many areas of Africa by humans who destroy their habitat and poach them for meat; and by deadly diseases. WWF has been working to help gorillas for more than 40 years, using innovative strategies in the field, and engaging local people and park authorities in ensuring their survival and well-being.
Go wild for turtles! They've roamed the seas for 100 million years but are now in danger.
Worldwide, marine turtles are in grave danger - more than 250,000 loggerhead and leatherback turtles are caught annually by commercial longline fisheries; three of the seven existing species are listed as critically endangered on IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species. These creatures have traveled the seas for 100 million years and we must save them. WWF is working hard on turtle conservation laws and efforts to stop “bycatch” - turtles getting caught in fishing gear. We encourage the use of turtle-safe fishing hooks and turtle excluder devices and create incentives for turtle conservation.
Go wild for the Monarch! They migrate thousands of miles to homes that are in jeopardy.
Of all migrations of small creatures, few are as astonishing as the Monarch butterfly. These delicate insects fly up to 3,000 miles from Canada and US to winter in central Mexico. Imagine walking that distance and finding that your house is gone! This is what's happening to the Monarch whose migratory homes in Mexico are being destroyed. WWF is working with the Mexican Government to conserve and restore forest habitats, with local communities to become partners in conservation through sustainable tourism, education and economic incentives.
Go wild for dolphins! They are getting caught in fishing nets--a threat called "bycatch."
These intelligent mammals are threatened by many menaces but the greatest threat is “bycatch” - when dolphins are accidentally caught in nets meant for fish. This happens to thousands and thousands of dolphins each year. If current trends continue, entire populations will be lost in the next decades. WWF is fighting to help dolphins, while still allowing fisheries to be productive. We are encouraging the development of dolphin-safe fishing practices and advocating for international policy to protect them.
Go wild for rhinos! This magnificent creature is endangered by poaching and habitat loss.
They look like something from the dinosaur age, but these animals are great for nature - seed dispersers and soil fertilizers, they nourish the earth. Their existence has been increasingly threatened due to poaching and habitat loss. Here’s the good news: years of conservation effort and investment by WWF are paying off in Africa as some species of rhino are moving slowly toward recovery! We have established protected areas and rhino reserves, developed anti-poaching operations, helped to decrease demand for rhino-horn products, and managed innovative conservation methods which clearly work.
Go wild for coral! Climate change harms reefs that are home to marine life.
Coral reefs are the most biologically diverse ecosystems of the ocean, home to countless beautiful fish, mollusks and urchins. They also account for about 25% of the fish catch in developing countries, providing food for one billion people in Asia alone. Tragically, human activities - including those which contribute to climate change - are killing these rainforests of the ocean. WWF is swimming against the tide, working hard to develop and test conservation strategies to protect this irreplaceable resource.
Go wild for Africa! Since inception, WWF has been helping conserve its animals and nature.
Since inception, WWF has been helping conserve the animals and resources of this nature-rich continent, with a wide range of methods which put conservation to the test. Speaking across borders and in many languages, studying and monitoring endangered African animal species, finding viable alternatives for the local people so they will not have to rely on bushmeat trading and logging - and for corporations so they will not be careless with oil and mineral extraction - WWF is facing the challenges of Africa head-on. Nature is rebounding in all her diverse glory.