The WorldWide Flora & Fauna (WWFF) program wants to draw attention to the importance of protecting nature, flora and fauna. In this spirit amateur radio operators set up and operate their radio stations from designated nature parks and protected nature areas - generating attention for these areas whilst giving the ham radio community an interesting activity to contact. WWFF is a national and non-commercial program run by the coordinators of a large number of national Flora and Fauna programs.
The Flora and Fauna movement within ham radio was initiated in 2008 by the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) as World Flora and Fauna (WFF) program. In 2012 the program relaunched as WWFF:WorldWide Flora and Fauna. WWFF uses the activity databases of the participating members (containing activities from as early as 1995) as collected in the WWFF logsearch and builds upon the rules and references of the previous program.
In the WWFF 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.
As of late October, 2013, WWFF has released a new global ham radio award program based on the WWFF LogSearch database that is now 9 months in operation.
Initially offered are two awards - one for Hunters, one for Activators.
The WWFF Hunter award starts at 44 references with upgrade steps of 44 up to 444 and then steps of 100. There is a "novice" award especially for new hunters of the WWFF program. They require 10 references worked.
The WWFF Activator award starts at 11 references and has upgrade steps of 11 references. A minimum of 44 QSO's logged per activity is required. This makes it quite difficult for Australian amateurs. Good luck if you can get 44 contacts in an activation !
There are plans to expand the award program in the future, adding awards for special categories both for Hunters and for Activators.
The awards are available in electronic format (pdf, jpg), and are free of charge and can be requested through the WWFF LogSearch.
On the WWFF global award page, you can find more detailed information about the awards and the application process.