The African Nature-Based Tourism Platform worked with partners to conduct surveys assessing the impact of COVID-19 on communities and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) within the nature-based tourism sector.
The Southwest Indian Ocean region is a WWF-US priority seascape where WWF supports integrated management of marine resources to conserve ecosystems that benefit the planet, people, prosperity, and peace.
The Playbook for Nature-Positive Infrastructure Development is a strategic guide jointly developed by WWF, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), and AECOM, a leading global consulting engineering firm. It addresses the critical role of infrastructure in sustainable growth and poverty reduction while highlighting the potential environmental harm caused by poorly planned projects.
Despite what we’ve been told, plastic is not cheap. Its production and disposal—and the pollution it causes come with high social, environmental, and economic costs, borne primarily by communities and governments. Moreover, there are disparities in the distribution of these costs within and between countries. A WWF-commissioned report developed by Dalberg reveals for the first time the scale of these disparities. It estimates that the true full lifetime cost of plastic is eight times higher in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries. For low-income countries in particular, the full lifetime cost of plastic rises to 10 times that of high-income countries.
World Wildlife Fund and the Boston Consulting Group have completed an analysis to improve our understanding of the risks and impacts associated with the rapid transition to renewable energy and propose a framework for policymakers to achieve an energy transition that avoids and minimizes impacts on communities and nature and facilitates a nature-positive future.
The world is off track to protect and restore forests by 2030. Fortunately, there’s still time to get back on course and meet global goals. WWF’s Forest Pathways report shows how the scale of failed action on the world’s forests is leading to an alarming increase in deforestation. It also shows it’s possible to halt deforestation, sustainably manage forests, and restore them in ways that benefit humanity and nature.
Discover WWF's strategy for reshaping global food systems. This factsheet emphasizes the urgency to cease ecosystem degradation for food production. WWF envisions more resilient, nature-positive systems aligned with Sustainable Development Goals.
Discover WWF's vision for a water-secure future. This factsheet emphasizes the vital role of preserving freshwater resources and ecosystems. WWF envisions a world where the human right to water is supported by resilient freshwater ecosystems, benefiting both human and wildlife populations.
The report emphasizes that water plays a crucial role not only in sustaining communities and species, but also in driving industrial production, transportation of goods, and energy generation throughout the supply chain. It stresses the interconnectedness of freshwater access and usage, highlighting that decisions regarding water have far-reaching impacts on various industries and communities.
WWF's Freshwater and Food team confronts two of the biggest threats to nature—agriculture and infrastructure. In this factsheet you'll find a condensed overview of WWF's Freshwater and Food team's strategy which calls for a harmonious equilibrium between human needs and the conservation of the natural world.
Bhutan’s National Snow Leopard Survey Report 2022-2023 provides an updated status of the country’s current snow leopard population and distribution. The recent camera trapping survey was conducted across five protected areas in Bhutan and implemented by the Royal Government of Bhutan’s Department of Forests and Park Services, with support from WWF-Bhutan and partners. The results will contribute to the global goal of assessing the global snow leopard population.
As an apex predator of the alpine landscape, the snow leopard represents the ecosystem's overall health. However, large carnivores such as the snow leopard are globally threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, prey depletion, retaliation in response to livestock depredation, poaching for illegal trade, human-induced climate change, and other human disturbances. By understanding the snow leopard’s current population, we can effectively prioritize conservation efforts to preserve snow leopard habitats and safeguard their prey species.
This handbook on jurisdictional initiatives provides case studies on policy- and market-based strategies and provides guidance about the main steps in scoping, co-designing, and co-implementing the initiatives for the seafood sector.
This guide aims to provide seafood importers, brands, and end buyers clarity on the rationale and importance, the process and key elements, and the engagement of key stakeholders for the establishment of a robust seafood jurisdictional initiative.
This guide aims to provide government authorities clarity on the rationale and importance, the process and key elements, and the engagement of key stakeholders for the establishment of a robust seafood jurisdictional initiative.
The summary guidelines for Jurisdictional Initiatives provide initial guidance to build an approach that addresses systemic and policy-level changes for the seafood supply chain that improve social and environmental conditions.
The full guidelines for Jurisdictional Initiatives provide useful guidance to build an approach that addresses systemic and policy-level changes for the seafood supply chain that improve social and environmental conditions.
Known colloquially as the ‘30x30 target’, Target 3 of the Global Biodiversity Framework contains an ambitious commitment to conserve 30% of terrestrial, inland water, coastal and marine areas by 2030, “through ecologically representative, well-connected and equitably governed systems of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures, recognizing indigenous and traditional territories.”
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