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World Flora Fauna (WFF) is an International Award Program which aims to unite nature conservation for Flora Fauna and Amateur Radio. It is organized to attract attention of the World to the problems of protected areas and to provide them with feasible practical support, to waken a feeling of pride in the minds of the Earth’s population for natural and cultural heritage, for visiting National Parks and Nature Reserves and also making contacts with them from the Amateur Radio prospective.
The Program was launched in 2008 under the auspices of International Foundation World Flora Fauna and RRC. For you to get a WFF Award you need to contact locations possessing an official status of National Parks or Nature Reserves which are listed in the WFF Program and their directory, further details below on this page.
In the WFF Directory you have a list from WFF Database of National Parks and Nature Reserves throughout the World.
Also, during a QSO each of the Countries provides a reference number, for example: GFF-013 (UK), RFF-002 (Russia), UNFF-003 (Kazakhstan) etc, which corresponds to a particular National Park or Nature Reserve. Moreover, the Internet site contains a Database (which is continually being updated and added to with your information) that has an indication from which location one or another station is working. We welcome any help possible in WFF Database formation based on the past experience of work valid for the WFF Programme.
You will also find on the site that there is a link to a WFF logsearch. This is available through the work of Igor EW4DX. Just enter your callsign in the search engine and you will have an immediate list of the Stations you have worked which are valid for WFF. Some of these results may surprise you due to their 'age'. There is no time limit from when logs are accepted so providing you have the log and the proof that you transmitted from a certain WFF location (maybe in 1973 for example) then once verified, the log will be accepted too. Contact me if you would like help with activations, understanding the programme or just general WFF/GFF advice.
Being the officially authorised representative for WFF in the UK is a great pleasure. It's wonderful to be involved with such a programme that is highly motivated about the green planet and our future. You can also contact Yurij MM0DFV for more detailed information of WFF in GM land, either of us happy to help at any time. Whilst activating many of these areas we also have to be concious of what we are doing and where we are doing it....
.....Being considerate to Nature and its inhabitants we have to take care where we set up our station, however brief the intended period of operation. Having thought for the Wildlife and the Fauna in the area is paramount. Running generators is not ideal by an means but nevertheless, the more thought we give to our operating, the positioning and siting of generators and antennas, then the less impact and better it will be. Nearer to home.....
...The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a British charitable organisation which works to promote conservation and protection of birds and the wider environment through public awareness campaigns, petitions and through the operation of nature reserves throughout the United Kingdom. The RSPB has 1,500 employees, 12,200 volunteers and over 1 million members (including 150,000 youth members and me!), making it the largest wildlife conservation charity in Europe. The RSPB has a number of local groups, and maintains 182 reserves across the United Kingdom.
The charity was founded in Didsbury in 1889, as a protest group, campaigning against the use of Great Crested Grebe skins and feathers in fur clothing. The society received a Royal Charter in 1903 from Edward VII, and was instrumental in petitioning the Parliament of the United Kingdom to introduce acts banning the use of plumage in clothing.Today, the RSPB works with both the civil service and the Government to advise Government policies on conservation and environmentalism.
National parks of the United Kingdom are managed areas of outstanding landscape where habitation and commercial activities are restricted. Almost all of the land in the UK national parks is privately owned and managed.
There are 14 national parks in the United Kingdom at present with 9 in England covering 7% of England's land area, 3 in Wales covering around 20% of the land area of Wales, and 2 in Scotland covering just over 7% of the land area of Scotland. There are currently no national parks in Northern Ireland though there are controversial moves to establish one in the Mourne Mountains. Control of national parks in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each country having its own policies and arrangements.
'The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty', usually known as the National Trust, is a conservation organization in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Trust does not operate in Scotland, where there is an independent National Trust for Scotland.
According to its website:
"The National Trust works to preserve and protect the coastline, countryside and buildings of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
We do this in a range of ways, through practical caring and conservation, through educating and informing, and through encouraging millions of people to enjoy their national heritage."
The trust owns many heritage properties, including historic houses and gardens, industrial monuments and social history sites. It is one of the largest landowners in the United Kingdom, owning many beauty spots, most of which are open to the public free of charge. It is the largest membership organisation in the United Kingdom, and one of the largest UK charities by both income and assets.
In the UK we have now activated over 17 different GFF areas within the last 12 months. Check out the sidebar Menu above and under this heading of 'World Flora Fauna' you will see a list emerging of the various GFF sites that have been activated. It gives more information about the UK and our efforts in particular, as well as detailing some of the most peaceful and beautiful places within the UK to visit. You will also see the 'GFF Award' page listed too. This gives details of the stations you need to work to be able to claim the fabulous 'UK & Ireland Flora Fauna Award'.
Finally, please listen for GFF Team on the air, your call and comments on WFF are always welcomed! Don't forget, we need to work you as 'activators' as you need to work us as 'chasers'!
Take care and enjoy World Flora Fauna!!
73 de Charles
''LET'S SAVE THE GREEN PLANET EARTH''