As one of the world’s thirstiest crops, sugarcane has a significant environmental impact—particularly when it comes to water use and quality—on many critical regions, from Southeast Asia’s Mekong River Delta to Central America’s Mesoamerican Reef. Yet it can be produced in environmentally, socially and economically sustainable ways.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is facing unprecedented development opportunities as it emerges from decades of conflict. That means the forests and rivers of the DRC—the second largest country in Africa and one of the fastest growing countries in the world—are now on the frontlines.
To minimize the threats, WWF and partners are working to protect the rivers in Bhutan that mahseer rely on to survive and to create a controlled and environmentally sound fly fishing tourism industry there that is centered around mahseer. Doing so will help save this fish and generate revenue for the country’s conservation initiatives.