With support from GIZ, WWF and Arup conducted a review of innovative practices across several regions of the world that integrate both ecosystem services and climate change projections in planning and design.
WWF has conducted the largest consumer survey about ivory trade in China—2,000 people in 15 cities—for three consecutive years with GlobeScan, providing the best available assessment measuring changes in attitudes, purchasing and ban awareness over time.
WWF has formed an emergency fund to drive critical resources to the people at the front lines of the dramatic fires, specifically to local civil society organizations that represent and work with indigenous peoples and local communities to protect the Amazon.
For more than a decade, WWF and The Coca-Cola Company have worked together to preserve and enhance global freshwater resources and create a more water-secure future. Along the way we have learned valuable lessons about how to implement and scale our freshwater basin conservation impacts. This brochure contains some of our best practices, illustrated through recent case studies.
Poaching and the illegal trade of tiger parts are continuing to threaten wild tiger populations. TRAFFIC’s latest report on the illegal trade in tiger parts analyzes data over a 19 year period from 2000 to 2018, providing details and statistics on trends and the urgent threats facing wild tigers.
The importance of biodiversity below the forest canopy is often underappreciated, and yet it is a crucial component of healthy functioning forest ecosystems. Below the Canopy: Plotting Global Trends in Forest Wildlife Populations is the first-ever global assessment of forest-dwelling wildlife populations and highlights the multitude of threats forest-living species are facing.
WWF and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. have been working since 2016 to help ensure the long-term health of the oceans by improving Royal Caribbean’s operations and supply chains and engaging guests to become champions for the oceans. Learn more about the strides we are making.
There are over 400 known endangered marine species linked to human seafood consumption. As part of its continuous efforts to mitigate the effects of the global food system, WWF has developed a user-friendly and practical guide identifying the main at-risk aquatic creatures found in seafood supply chains. This resource aims at assisting companies, buyers, chefs, and consumers at large in making informed decisions while sourcing seafood. The Seafood Guide on Endangered Species was developed by WWF US in collaboration with marine experts across the global WWF Network.
Nationally Determined Commitments (NDCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2015 Paris Agreement underscore the role protected areas and other conserved areas play in reaching global mitigation and adaptation targets.
Japan is a country with one of the world’s largest ivory markets and flourishing domestic trade. Although Japan has taken some steps in amending its legal framework around the ivory trade, the domestic markets still remain open and are thus contributing to the illegal domestic ivory trade. This report analyzes best practices related to the commercial ivory trade in six international jurisdictions to ultimately provide a guide for how Japan can improve its legal and regulatory measures on this issue.
Turning the Tide highlights some of WWF’s important successes and lessons learned as we’ve worked to preserve these species over the last 50 years, as well as how we can apply these experiences going forward.
The 2019 Arctic Council Conservation Scorecard examines the concrete actions Arctic states are taking to fulfill their responsibilities as the primary stewards of the region. The success or failure of the Arctic Council depends upon each nation state’s ability to effectively implement the Council’s recommendations at home. WWF has produced this second Scorecard to shed light on the Council’s ability to deliver good governance, greater environmental protection and sustainable development in the Arctic.
Global institutions central to infrastructure finance and development have begun to work toward a shift to low-carbon, climate resilient, “sustainable” investments to meet larger goals in Paris Agreement NDCs, CBD Aichi Targets, and the sustainable development goals (SDGs). So far however, this push toward sustainable infrastructure has largely been driven by decarbonization.
The Tuul River Basin Report Card—the first of its kind in Mongolia—assesses the basin's health through social, environmental and economic values that can be tracked over time in response to management actions and/or external pressures.
This new study, Solving Plastic Pollution Through Accountability, finds that too much responsibility for reducing plastics pollution is currently focused on consumers and waste management and efforts will remain insufficient unless action is taken across the entire value chain.
This study by Stanford Global Projects Center—commissioned by Guggenheim Investments and World Wildlife Fund—reviews a range of multi-stakeholder infrastructure sustainability standards and project rating programs, a necessary step to transition sustainable infrastructure investing into an institutional asset class.