Shanghai Office

Situated on the Yangtze Estuary, Shanghai is one of China’s biggest and most developed city. Over the past 150 years it has grown from a fishing town to an international financial and shipping hub and one of China’s most densely populated areas, home to more than 20 million residents.WWF Shanghai Office was established in 2007, and carried out projects in the following aspects:

  • Water source protection of the Huangpu River
  • Yangtze protected area network (Jiangsu and Shanghai)
  •  Estuary partnership program
  •  World Estuary Alliance (WEA)
  • Low carbon city initiative
  •  Participation in the 2010 Expo


WWF works with local partners to explore the sustainable development method of Shanghai, to balance the needs of people and nature, to play an active role in the fight against climate change, and to mix the wonder of low carbon elements and wild fun.

Through 3 years of continuous efforts, the Shanghai Program office achieves big results mainly in the following aspects:

  • Explore a wetland restoration method to purify water in the water source area, contributing to safe drinking water for 20 million people in Shanghai
  • Initiated the Yangtze protected area network in Chongming national nature reserve, Shanghai in 2007,and expand the network to the whole Yangtze River Basin in 2010
  • Reintroduce the Chinese River Deer and increase biodiversity in the Yangtze Estuary
  • Finish the Vulnerability Assessment Report of Shanghai under climate change, collaborating with local research institutes
  • Finish the Estuary Vision Report to give a clear outline of a future sustainable estuary city
  • Develop Shanghai Low Carbon Development 2050 Roadmap Report to make Shanghai the  pilot city of WWF low carbon initiative in China
  • WWF participate the 2010 Expo, and deliver the strong voice of environmental protection to public


Ren Wenwei,Director of Shanghai Conservation Programme
Room 3002, B2 Block, Garden Lane
121# North Zhongshan No.1 Road
Hongkou District, Shanghai
ZIP Code:200083
Tel: (+86) 21-66056612/23/53
Fax: (+86) 21-66056612/23/53-6666