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  • Additional RCL Sustainability Goals (application/pdf, 308 KB)

    June 30, 2016

    WWF and RCL’s additional sustainability goals include targets to address RCL’s direct operations and the sustainability of the company’s tour operators and destinations.

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  • Environmental and Social Risk Management of Chinese Transnational Corporations (application/pdf, 2.53 MB)

    June 22, 2016

    As Chinese companies become increasingly active in international investment, managing environmental and social risks associated with these investments has become a challenge for these companies and host countries. This report focuses on how such environmental and social risks can be better managed through a collection of papers and discussions from a joint workshop between Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and WWF.

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  • Peru's Natural Legacy: Securing the future of Peru's Protected Areas (application/pdf, 271 KB)

    June 15, 2016

    Peru has a historic opportunity to secure the investments in protected areas that have been made by the government of Peru and donors over the past 20 years. The opportunity is an innovative public-private partnership—called National Parks: Peru’s Natural Legacy—that brings together government commitments, international cooperation and private donors to create a permanent source of funding to properly manage the protected areas.

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  • Living Amazon Report 2016 Brochure

    Living Amazon Report 2016 (application/pdf, 13.5 MB)

    June 13, 2016

    WWF Living Amazon Report 2016 alerts to a dramatic increase in the frequency of enacted legislative actions to downgrade, downsize or degazette protected areas in the Amazon.

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  • AgWater Frequently Asked Questions (application/pdf, 106 KB)

    June 07, 2016

    Are you interested in participating in the AgWater Challenge but have some questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions to see what the Challenge is all about and how your company can participate.

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  • AgWater Webinar Brochure

    AgWater Webinar (application/pdf, 12.6 MB)

    June 07, 2016

    If you missed the AgWater Challenge’s first webinar or just need a refresher, you can view the presentation here.

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  • AgWater Fact Sheet Brochure

    AgWater Fact Sheet (application/pdf, 297 KB)

    June 07, 2016

    To help companies reduce their water risks and impacts on local watersheds, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund have launched the AgWater Challenge – an initiative that aims to highlight leadership, as well as new, improved commitments on water stewardship, specifically stronger, more transparent targets around agricultural supply chains. Leveraging World Food Day on October 16, 2016, the initiative will highlight actions taken by companies and will raise awareness of the important role the private sector can play in addressing food and water security.

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  • Saving Selous: African Icon Under Threat Brochure

    Saving Selous: African Icon Under Threat (application/pdf, 653 KB)

    May 31, 2016

    This document presents a story of threat and opportunity for one of Africa's largest World Heritage sites. Based on historic trends of elephant poaching, by early 2022 we could see the last of Selous' elephants gunned down by heavily armed and well-trained criminal networks that have turned poaching into an industrial scale global threat to conservation. 

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  • Ranger Perceptions: Africa Brochure

    Ranger Perceptions: Africa (application/pdf, 972 KB)

    May 23, 2016

    This Ranger Perceptions: Africa survey is the second in the series of report that aim to shed light on wildlife ranger working conditions. The intent of this survey -- like the previous one on Asia's rangers and the upcoming one on rangers in Latin America -- is to provide a snapshot of rangers' personal views of their working conditions, and so gain a deeper insight into the factors that affect their motivation.

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  • The ADVANCE Approach: Adaptation for Development and Conservation Brochure

    The ADVANCE Approach: Adaptation for Development and Conservation (application/pdf, 2.62 MB)

    May 23, 2016

    Co-generating and integrating climate risk information to build resilience for conservation, development, and disaster risk reduction.

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  • Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services Brochure

    Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services (application/pdf, 72.8 KB)

    May 17, 2016

    In 2005, The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment provided the first global assessment of the world’s ecosystems and ecosystem services. It concluded that recent trends in ecosystem change threatened human well-being due to declining ecosystem services, a bleak prophecy which has galvanized conservation organizations, ecologists, and economists to work towards rigorous valuations of ecosystem services at a spatial scale and with a resolution that can inform public policy. This book provides an intensive and technical analysis of ecosystem services to date. A key idea which guides the science is that the modelling and valuation approaches being developed should use data which are readily available around the world. In addition, the book documents a toolbox of ecosystem service mapping, modelling, and valuation models that both The Nature Conservancy and the World Wide Fund for Nature are beginning to apply around the world as they transform conservation from a biodiversity-only to a people and ecosystem services agenda. The book addresses land, freshwater, and marine systems at a variety of spatial scales, and includes discussion of how to treat both climate change and cultural values when examining tradeoffs among ecosystem services.

    WWF contributors include: Nasser Olwero, Robin Naidoo, Emily McKenzie, Eric Wikramanayake, and Taylor Ricketts

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  • Transforming Peru's forest sector Brochure

    Transforming Peru's forest sector (application/pdf, 23.9 MB)

    May 12, 2016

    The majority of the timber from Peru is harvested illegally. The new National Pact for Legal Wood represents an unprecedented opportunity to address major challenges in the country’s forestry sector and to create the conditions needed to develop a domestic market for legal Peruvian wood.

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  • 2015 Stockholm Summit on Natural Capital (application/pdf, 2.65 MB)

    April 29, 2016

    WWF works with partners and local communities in Iowa’s Cedar River Valley to pilot and develop new scientific approaches to inform decisions for sourcing corn more sustainably. Learn how these tools will enable public and private supply chain actors to evaluate the potential range of environmental benefits and costs of achieving sustainability goals.

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  • Will Asia Pulp & Paper default on its "zero deforestation" commitment? Brochure

    Will Asia Pulp & Paper default on its "zero deforestation" commitment? (application/pdf, 3.65 MB)

    April 20, 2016

    A new study by twelve international and Indonesian NGOs, including WWF, shows that in spite of its high-profile commitment to “zero deforestation”, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is building one of the world’s largest pulp mills in the Indonesian province of South Sumatra without a sustainable wood supply.

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  • Eyes on the Forest: No One is Safe Brochure

    Eyes on the Forest: No One is Safe (application/pdf, 11.4 MB)

    April 13, 2016

    The palm oil industry has caused dramatic deforestation in Indonesia. This report, based on an Eyes on the Forest investigation, demonstrates how tainted crude palm oil entered the supply chains of several of the most well-known palm oil suppliers in the world, including subsidiaries of the Sinar Mas group and Wilmar that operate in Indonesia.

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  • Sustainable Energy Access Forums Brochure

    Sustainable Energy Access Forums (application/pdf, 4.35 MB)

    April 11, 2016

    WWF and WRI have partnered to develop a roadmap for creating Sustainable Energy Access Forums (SEAFs) at the country level. The roadmap offers a multi-stakeholder approach to strengthening the enabling environment around (a) investments, (b) planning, and (c) policy and regulation of clean energy initiatives.

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  • Protecting People Through Nature Brochure

    Protecting People Through Nature (application/pdf, 4.26 MB)

    April 06, 2016

    There are 229 natural and mixed World Heritage sites in 96 countries around the world. These places are often considered to be iconic symbols of conservation. This report shows, unfortunately, that nearly half of these sites face significant threats to their unique values, putting the livelihoods and well-being of people who depend on them at risk.

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  • Ranger Perception: Asia Brochure

    Ranger Perception: Asia (application/pdf, 1.3 MB)

    March 03, 2016

    Little has been done to systematically study and report on ranger working conditions, nor better understand how rangers feel about their work—their concerns, challenges, rewards and motivations. We are therefore excited to be releasing the Ranger Perceptions: Asia survey, which will be the first in a series of reports that shed light on the lives of rangers. 

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  • La Hora del Planeta Poster Brochure
  • Brazil’s New Forest Code: A guide for decision-makers in supply chains and governments Brochure

    Brazil’s New Forest Code: A guide for decision-makers in supply chains and governments (application/pdf, 4.24 MB)

    February 19, 2016

    Brazil is home to the Amazon and other vital ecosystems that support diverse wildlife. This report provides guidance to agribusinesses, banks, policymakers, and other stakeholders that want to better understand Brazil’s new Forest Code so that they can promote, regulate, produce, consume, export, or import Brazilian agricultural products that comply with this law designed to protect its natural resources.

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  • Climate change vulnerability assessment for species (application/pdf, 714 KB)

    February 09, 2016

    This easy to use trait-based tool assesses the vulnerability of species to climate change based on their sensitivity, adaptive capacity, exposure and other threats that they face.

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  • Asia High Mountains Quarterly Newsletter: Issue 1 (application/pdf, 686 KB)

    February 08, 2016

    The first edition of a quarterly monthly newsletter summarizing Asia High Mountains (AHM) activities across snow leopard range, as well as a regular column by our partners at the Snow Leopard Trust. Key features include a AHM at CoP 21, activation around Snow Leopard Day, and recent media coverage.

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  • RACER: Rapid Assessment of Circum-Arctic Ecosystem Resilience Brochure

    RACER: Rapid Assessment of Circum-Arctic Ecosystem Resilience (application/pdf, 6.54 MB)

    January 19, 2016

    WWF’S Rapid Assessment of Circus-Arctic Ecosystem Resilience (RACER) presents a new tool for identifying and mapping places of conservation importance throughout the Arctic. This introductory handbook is intended as a general roadmap to the RACER method. It describes the approach and its use of the best available data to create maps of arctic key features as targets for future conservation efforts.

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  • Monarch Butterfly: WWF Wildlife and Climate Change Series Brochure

    Monarch Butterfly: WWF Wildlife and Climate Change Series (application/pdf, 1.63 MB)

    December 10, 2015

    Monarch butterflies are highly sensitive to weather and climate, however, they also have a high capacity to adapt to longer term changes in climate. Explore this and other traits which make monarch butterflies vulnerable to climate change, as well as recommended climate-adaptive management strategies.

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