Wildlife Conservation Projects

  • Environmental DNA

    By taking samples of soil, water, snow, or even air, we can access the environmental DNA (or eDNA) that animals naturally shed—like hair, skin, and feces—as they move through their environment. eDNA can then be used to detect endangered species, study the impacts of climate change, alert us to invisible threats such as pathogens, and assess the overall health of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

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  • Thirty Hills

    WWF and partners are securing protection for a critical rain forest in Sumatra. Thirty Hills is one of the last places on Earth where elephants, tigers, and orangutans coexist in the wild.

    orangutan in Thirty Hills, Sumatra
  • Conserving Wildlife and Enabling Communities in Namibia

    Namibia is home to an array of wildlife, from ostriches and zebras roaming the gravel plains to penguins and seals chilling in the Atlantic currents. It was the first African country to incorporate protection of the environment into its constitution. With WWF’s help, the government has reinforced this conservation philosophy by empowering its communities with rights to manage and benefit from the country’s wildlife through communal conservancies.

    Namibian woman
  • WWF and USAID: Conserving Biodiversity in Viet Nam

    Under the USAID Biodiversity Conservation project, WWF, in partnership with the government of Viet Nam and conservation partners, is working to maintain and increase forest quality and protect and stabilize wildlife populations in protected areas.

  • WILDLABS.NET: Connectivity and collaboration to save the planet

    WILDLABS.NET, a new conservation technology network, brings together conservationists, technologists, engineers, data scientists, entrepreneurs and change makers in a central, open space to share information, ideas, tools and resources.

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