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.
Constructing Artificial Nests for Shy Albatross
Relocating Pacific Walrus Carcasses to Minimize Predator Disturbance
Red Pandas, Climate Change, and the Fight to Save Forests
Building Artificial Mounds for One-Horned Rhinos in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park
Establishing a Network of Artificial Watering Holes for Saiga Antelope in Russia
Controlling Sand Temperatures for Sea Turtles in the Choco Region of Colombia
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