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Dr Marco Lambertini, WWF International Director General posing at the Living Planet Centre, Woking, UK.

Marco Lambertini

Director General of WWF International

  • @WWF_DG

Marco Lambertini is the fifth Director General of WWF International. As the head of one of the largest and most respected conservation organizations, he works with world leaders, corporate executives and civil society to forge a future in which people and nature thrive.

Marco Lambertini first worked with WWF as a youth volunteer in his native Italy. He became Director General of WWF International in April 2014 and now leads an organization with over 50 years of conservation successes, five million supporters, 14 million followers on social media and activities in over 100 countries.

With over 25 years of global conservation leadership, Marco Lambertini represents WWF wherever action on the environment is required. He was selected to address the first ever United Nations Environment Assembly, acts as global NGO representative at the China Council and is WWF’s sole global delegate at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Marco Lambertini has presided over WWF’s Earth Hour and directs WWF projects around the world. Prior to joining WWF, Marco Lambertini led the world’s largest partnership of conservation organizations. As Chief Executive Officer of BirdLife International, he was involved in establishing the world’s first protected rainforest restoration area in Indonesia. He also helped establish the largest Marine Protected Area in Europe and takes personal pride in helping change attitudes toward nature and wildlife in his native Italy.

Marco Lambertini has a degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Pisa. He has published books ranging from ‘Safari in Africa’ (Muzzio) to ‘A naturalist’s guide to the Tropics’ (Chicago University Press) and has also worked as a journalist and educator in Italy. He speaks English, Italian and Spanish.

The Living Planet Report is the world’s leading, science-based analysis on the health of our planet and the impact of human activity. Below you find Marco Lambertinis view of some of the reports higlights. How unsustainable are our lifestyles? What hope does he have for the future? How can we bring about positive change?

Related links

  • WWF International
  • The 2014 WWF Living Planet Report


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