The inspiration came from Chi-Chi: a giant panda that had arrived at the London Zoo in the year 1961, when WWF was being created.
Aware of the need for a strong, recognisable symbol that would overcome all language barriers, WWF's founders agreed that the big, furry animal with her appealing, black-patched eyes would make an excellent logo. The black-and-white panda has since come to stand as a symbol for the conservation movement as a whole.
Expanding WWF-Greater Mekong to Myanmar
WWF-Greater Mekong has built an extraordinary network of partners – local communities, the private sector, and governments – all working together to find solutions to conserve the region’s biodiversity and build a secure and sustainable future for its people, ecosystems and wildlife. WWF-Greater Mekong consists of a regional team and country offices in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Its newest office is in Myanmar and was inaugurated on 1st November 2014.
#15 (C), Than Taman Street
Office Phone: +95 1 229 331
May Moe Wah
Mobile: +95 (9) 50 031 14
For Media and Other Inquiries, contact:
Senior Communications Manager
Mobile: +60 (1) 22 807 402
Ye Min Thwin
Mobile: +95 (9) 79 582 4038