A fuzzy-wuzzy with kung fu strength, the panda embodies mission of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The conservation organization has worked on more than 13,000 projects in about 100 countries to save endangered species and natural areas, as well as to address threats such as global warming and the exploitation of forests. By 2020 WWF aims to conserve 15 of the world's more ecologically important regions. Its work crosses Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America, and Eurasia through national affiliates in about 100 countries. The group publishes data on wildlife, wild places, and global environmental challenges. Founded in 1961, WWF is joined by 1.2 million members in the US and some 5 million abroad.