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WWF In Action

WWF works to conserve life on Earth by protecting its most exceptional ecosystems and habitats. Places that are rich in biodiversity. Places with unique animals and plants. Places like no other. By working with partners like Natural Habitat Adventures, WWF aims to conserve many of the world’s most ecologically important regions. WWF currently has more than 2,000 projects in progress around the world, including in these destinations.

WWF in Action: Alaska

WWF works with indigenous communities in Alaska to ensure salmon remain abundant in the Bering Sea for subsistence, recreational and commercial harvest.

WWF in Action: Amazon

A Ranger Station established to oversee the conservation of wildlife within Peru’s Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, which WWF supported when it was founded in 1982.

WWF in Action: Antarctica

Preserving Antarctica and its wildlife by increasing the network of Marine Protected Areas, protecting seabirds, improving fisheries management, effectively monitoring climate change, and more.

WWF in Action: Belize

Helping the government create an integrated coastal zone management plan, constructing GIS maps to convey nature’s value to Belizeans and to inform policymaking.

WWF in Action: Borneo

A debt-for-nature swap that will reduce greenhouse gas and help local communities protect their forests, securing a home for wildlife as well as long term economic growth.

WWF in Action: Botswana

The establishment of KAZA, the largest transboundary conservation area in the world, has the potential to address several key issues that impact wildlife populations in the region.

WWF in Action: Brazil

Supporting sugar production certification standards that will ensure that sugar was grown, harvested and processed to meet industry-best sustainability standards for the environment and human rights.

WWF in Action: British Columbia

Expanding responsible forest management and founding the Forest Stewardship Council, which can help protect vulnerable forests from illegal logging, encroachment and conversion to farmland.

WWF in Action: Canyons of the American Southwest

The U.S. has a special set of responsibilities to uphold in the global environmental community and the WWF’s in-country work remains an anchor of their conservation portfolio.

WWF in Action: China

The pepper project is a successful model for sustainable development in a biodiversity-rich landscape. Customers can buy products and at the same time contribute to panda protection.

WWF in in Action: Churchill

WWF studies how whale habitats and development activities overlap by comparing the current seasonal ranges for the Arctic whales with summaries of resource development and commercial shipping.

WWF in Action: Congo

WWF has habituated gorilla groups to humans to develop opportunities for gorilla tourism. WWF has also trained trackers and guides as part of the development of controlled tourism programs.

WWF in Action: Galapagos Islands

WWF launched its work in the islands with the Darwin Research Station. WWF’s other initiatives concern waste management, enforcing laws, illegal fishing, sustainable tourism, and more.

WWF in Action: Glacier National Park

WWF’s Climate Savers program has worked with businesses to combat climate change. The Climate Savers partners have collectively cut their carbon footprint by more than 100 million tons.

WWF in Action: Gray Whales

In the Gulf of California, WWF supports a research team that is monitoring the population size and health of gray whales. WWF is also working to protect the gray whale’s arctic habitat.

WWF in Action: Greenland

WWF supports a project to track narwhals by fitting the whales with satellite tracking devices that allow researchers to follow movements during their annual feeding and reproductive routines.

WWF in Action: Hawaii

WWF places satellite tags on marine turtles in many areas around the world. The information collected from the tags helps us to design better management strategies for their conservation.

WWF in Action: Iceland

Black carbon emissions are released from shipping vessels that pass through Arctic waters. WWF is pushing the International Maritime Organization to create black carbon regulations.

WWF in Action: India

WWF helped produce a book of guidelines for a project set to make monasteries and nunneries in the Himalayas into environmental leaders and problem-solvers in their own communities.

WWF in Action: India, Sri Lanka & The Maldives

WWF places satellite tags on marine turtles in many areas around the world. The information collected from the tags helps us to design better management strategies for their conservation.

WWF in Action: Indochina

The region’s incredible biodiversity can be a central part of a regional economy that manages the demands of human needs through making sustainable use of the benefits nature provides.

WWF in Action: Kenya

A Kenyan native, Nyamu has raised awareness about the dwindling elephant population from poaching by walking more than 650 miles on a campaign called Ivory Belongs to Elephants.

WWF in Action: Madagascar

Barefoot College of India has a solar engineer program, run in conjunction with WWF that trains older women from villages in rural Madagascar to provide solar energy to their villages and others.

WWF in Action: The Mediterranean

WWF is working to establish a broad network of well-managed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). MPAs are slices of ocean and coastline set aside because of their ecological importance.

WWF in Action: Monarchs

To protect the butterflies’ unique habitat from unsustainable logging, the Mexican government established the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, which was later expanded with WWF support.

WWF in Action: Namibia

The creation of conservancies is an opportunity to enhance conservation and change the mindset that wildlife was government owned and therefore not valuable to individual Namibians.

WWF in Action: Nepal

WWF supports community-led efforts by training locals to survey and monitor snow leopards. WWF also helps the community find solutions that benefit both people and snow leopards.

WWF in Action: New Zealand

WWF works with politicians and the fishing industry to find solutions that will benefit dolphins and fisherman alike. WWF also educates and raises awareness in coastal communities.

WWF in Action: Northern Lights

WWF’s mandate is about ensuring people and nature can live in harmony – and in making sure nature is there for people to use, not just to admire from a distance.

WWF in Action: Norway

WWF and partners are working to understand the impact that threats, such as climate change and the expansion of industry in the Arctic, are having on different polar bear populations.

WWF in Action: Panama

WWF promotes responsible forest management and trade as one of the best ways to conserve the forests over the long term, generating tangible economic benefits for communities.

WWF in Action: Papua New Guinea

WWF is currently working with the district government and providing technical assistance to local communities to develop low-impact community logging enterprises.

WWF in Action: Patagonia

Through various methods, the WWF has worked with the Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina (FVSA) to protect the diverse landscape of Peninsula Valdés in Patagonia.

WWF in Action: Polar Bears

If current warming trends continue unabated, WWF scientists believe that polar bears may disappear altogether within 100 years. WWF is intent on preventing this from happening.

WWF in Action: Primates

Measures needed to ensure the conservation of primates include implementation of existing legislation, strengthened enforcement controls, market survey and control, and anti-smuggling measures.

WWF in Action: Republic of Georgia

With cooperation from the government of the Republic of Georgia, WWF will continue to assess the status of the Caucasian leopard, hopefully elevating its protection to national priority levels.

WWF in Action: Russia

A patrol works to reduce bear human conflict in villages across the Russian Arctic, manage attractants around towns, educate the public on safety around bears, and guard against poaching.

WWF in Action: Sea Turtles

WWF works to ensure that the Gulf remains a healthy and productive marine area that can support local communities as well as the abundant wildlife within and near its waters.

WWF in Action: Snow Leopard

Monitoring by WWF and its partners remains an essential element of an effective conservation plan for snow leopards, enabling us to identify and minimize threats to their continued survival.

WWF in Action: South Africa

WWF calls on governments implicated in the illegal trade of wildlife products such as rhino horn to increase law enforcement, impose strong deterrents and conduct demand reduction campaigns.

WWF in Action: Tanzania

Overuse of Tanzania’s Great Ruaha River dries up the river every year. WWF is working with the local communities, creating and training water users associations to manage the river better.

WWF in Action: Uganda

WWF has worked to reforest areas and fund antipoaching patrols. WWF has also collaborated with locals to raise environmental awareness and improve the management of natural resources.

WWF in Action: Whale Sharks

WWF analyzed the business models used by local tour operators with the goal of keeping the shark-watching business healthy as an incentive for protecting the whale sharks and their habitat.

WWF in Action: Yellowstone

WWF works to provide bison freedom to roam because we know they can once again assume their role as a keystone species in the northern Montana prairie.

WWF in Action: Zambia

WWF is working to increase the participation of local communities in natural resource management and contribute to species conservation and cross-border land-use planning.

WWF in Action: Zimbabwe

WWF supported the development of KAZA and will leverage its extensive expertise to ensure that local communities benefit economically from wildlife on their land.

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