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  • The Pantanal: Saving the world’s largest tropical wetland

    Recognizing the global importance of the Pantanal and the scale of the challenges it faces, Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay are participating in a transboundary effort to conserve and sustainably develop the world’s largest tropical wetland.

    Two lakes in the Pantanal
  • Incentivizing Sustainable Fishing on the High Seas

    A Global Think Tank led by WWF as part of the Common Oceans ABNJ Ocean Partnerships Project—an initiative funded by the Global Environment Facility and implemented by the World Bank—identified a new theory of change that accounts for gaps in the governance of high seas fisheries. 

    Bluefin Tuna
  • Wildlife Adaptation Innovation Fund

    WWF’s Wildlife Adaptation Innovation Fund supports the testing of new ideas that have potential to reduce the vulnerability of wildlife to changes in climate through on-the-ground projects. Successes and lessons learned from these pilot projects provide useful guidance that move conservation beyond business-as-usual approaches and rapidly scale promising efforts to help wildlife endure under conditions of rapid change. Projects piloted through this fund must meet the following criteria:

    • Address climate vulnerability of one or more target species through interventions that directly support those species or help communities adapt to change and thus reduce pressure on target species.
    • Be implemented in one year or less with plans to monitor results in following years.
    • Focus on implementation of a project rather than research.
  • Electronic monitoring for transparency in Ghana’s tuna fleet

    Addressing the issue of overfishing in international waters requires a complete understanding of who is fishing, what they’re fishing, and where they’re catching it. Electronic monitoring is a cost-effective way to improve the transparency of fishing activities.

    close-up of camera used to monitor vessels
  • Saving Forests with Big Data and Forensics

    WWF looks to big data and forensics to tackle the illegal wood trade and prevent the degradation of forests.

    Thirty Hills forest from above