Nature-based Solutions are varied approaches to address a wide range of challenges for society, while also benefiting people and nature. Recently, Nature-based Solutions have emerged as essential tools to support broader efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
The dramatic decline of the summer sea ice and increasing industrialization in the Arctic threaten to significantly impact such important marine areas. In this updated report on the Bering Strait, WWF experts present several measures that will help ensure safe and environmentally sound shipping in the region by addressing increasing threats of growing vessel traffic.
With global attention increasingly focused on meaningful responses to the climate crisis, one of the most asked questions is about the role carbon markets can play in achieving "net-zero" emissions. This document details WWF's position on voluntary carbon markets and provides recommendations for businesses interested in purchasing carbon credits.
WWF’s Sustainable Ranching Initiative(SRI) has identified challenges and opportunities to help build the resilience of ranchers across the Northern Great Plains. This report is an annual evaluation of the impact that we are having on communities and biodiversity and identifies new areas where the SRI can have the greatest influence.
This report (hi-res version), with support from GIZ, outlines a new planning approach integrating considerations of natural capital and ecosystem services, climate risks and resilience, and sustainable development needs to support social-ecological system scale planning.
This report (lo-res version), with support from GIZ, outlines a new planning approach integrating considerations of natural capital and ecosystem services, climate risks and resilience, and sustainable development needs to support social-ecological system scale planning.
The single most obvious thread that runs through the survey completed by patrol rangers at nearly 500 sites in 28 countries is that rangers are facing excessive safety and health risks that could be significantly reduced with the appropriate interventions.
Contextual Water Targets are the first step for any company looking to adopt a Science-Based Target for Water. Taking a contextual approach to setting water performance targets enables a company to become more responsive to local water challenges and to set up internal processes to manage locally specific water performance targets.
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.