Hotel executive Patrick Imbardelli lives and works in Singapore. Commanding 30 years of diverse experience in the hospitality industry, Patrick Imbardelli currently serves as President and Chief Executive of Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG). Patrick Imbardelli also maintains association with a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Financial Management, the Singapore Institute of Management, the Singapore Institute of Directors, and the Australian Institute of Management.
Additionally, Patrick Imbardelli continues to provide ongoing support for a variety of international charitable initiatives. Patrick Imbardelli regularly contributes to The American National Red Cross, UNICEF, Variety Club, AIDS Foundation, and World Wildlife Fund. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) ranks as the foremost conservation organization operating across the globe today. Boasting approximately 1.2 million constituents in the US alone, WWF now commands around 5 million international members. The powerful worldwide network provides a diversity of ongoing activities and programs dedicated to preserving the earth’s natural resources. Confronting an array of environmental concerns at both global and local levels, World Wildlife Fund strives to conserve diverse ecological systems, guard natural habitats, protect endangered plant and animal species, advocate for the development and implementation of renewable and sustainable energy sources, and reduce worldwide pollution.
To work toward this multifaceted ecological objective, WWF also confronts significant human challenges that include poverty, growing consumption levels, and population expansion. Presently directing initiatives in approximately 100 countries, World Wildlife Fund maintains its international headquarters in Washington, D.C. In addition to engaging in direct action, WWF offers scholarship programs, supports scientific research, provides an array of educational resources, and builds highly effective relationships with governments and other powerful global institutions. Though issues commanding World Wildlife Fund’s attention remain manifold, the organization has nonetheless singled out 19 priority locations carrying special ecological significance. These include international fishing grounds, coral reefs, deserts, freshwater systems, and tropical rainforests.
This WWF prioritization derives from the particular degree of variety and abundance of life sustained in these areas, as well as the imminent threats they face. Priority locations include the Amazon Rainforest, the Congo Basin, the Caribbean Sea’s Mesoamerican Reef, the Galápagos Islands, Coastal East Africa, and the Eastern Himalayas.
Founded in 1961, World Wildlife Fund continues to protect our natural resources through an array of highly effective international activities. For more information regarding World Wildlife Fund, please visit worldwildlife.org.
By Patrick Imbardelli