Results are in from Bhutan’s first ever snow leopard population survey in Wangchuk Centennial National Park (WCNP). This survey was conducted over a three - year period and consisted of snow leopard camera trapping, sign surveys, and prey species counts. Survey results confirmed the presence of 14 adult snow leopards in areas of the park that were surveyed.
An 8-part addendum containing expert advice the following topics: 1. Strategic Management Planning in Snow Leopard Landscapes; 2. Participation in Conservation; 3. Stakeholder Analysis in Snow Leopard Landscape Management Planning; 4. Integrated Management and Governance of GSLEP Landscapes; 5. Best Practices in Snow Leopard Conservation; 6. Incorporating Climate Change in Snow Leopard Landscape Management Planning; 7. Mapping to Support Snow Leopard Landscapes Management Planning; and 8. Green, Resilient Economic Development in Snow Leopard Landscape Management.
A summary of the largest-ever ivory consumer survey, which identifies target consumer groups, products and drivers of consumption that need to be addressed as a priority to ensure that China’s recent ivory ban is effective.
This climate vulnerability assessment was conducted to understand the vulnerability of North Sikkim, India to climate change and development. The vulnerability assessment focused on North Sikkim, in the upper catchments of the Teesta Basin around the villages of Lachen and Lachung, which are also considered gateway communities to snow leopard habitat. This assessment will help to identify the drivers of vulnerability across these systems, prioritize the most vulnerable or resilient systems for action and propose initial actions to reduce their vulnerability or enhance their resilience to the impacts of climate change. This exercise was conducted as part of the WWF Conservation and Adaptation in Asia’s High Mountain Landscapes and Communities Project funded by USAID.
The Government of Nepal has launched the first national climate-smart snow leopard landscape management plan in the world. The plan is a major milestone in GSLEP’s goal to secure 20 snow leopard landscapes by 2020, and will be used as a model for other range countries to adopt. This short overview of the plan highlights its core strengths and its innovation.
An overview of the global contribution to snow leopard research and conservation achieved through WWF’s Conservation and Adaptation in Asia’s High Mountain Landscapes and Communities (AHM) project, funded by USAID. Find out how this project provided new insights into the elusive snow leopard and how these findings rallied the global community to do more to save this iconic cat.
In October 2013, the 12 snow leopard range countries came together and signed the historic Bishkek Declaration, endorsing the need to go beyond protected areas, and conduct snow leopard conservation efforts at the landscape level. This historic agreement was the culmination of discussions that began in the summer of 2012 and were actively supported by WWF and its Conservation and Adaptation in Asia’s High Mountains (AHM) Project, funded by USAID.
An overview of climate, water, and livelihood outcomes of WWF’s Conservation and Adaptation in Asia’s High Mountain Landscapes and Communities (AHM) project, funded by USAID. Find out how this project increased the resilience of communities and ecosystems in six project countries in Asia’s High Mountains.
Over the last 7 years, USAID funded WWF support in the KCA has brought about beneficial changes in community livelihoods through activities that include introduction of cardamom as a cash crop, improved irrigation, greenhouse agriculture, improved pasture management, and improved cook stoves. This one-pager provides an overview of a study that documented and quantified these benefits.
This report highlights the importance of securing biologically rich tiger landscapes, which not only provide protection for the remaining wild tiger population, but also harbor critically important goods and services that millions of people rely on. Ranging from the world’s largest mangrove forests to temperate forests and snowy mountains, these landscapes mitigate climate change, safeguard freshwater, and reducing the impact of natural disasters.
AECOM and WWF worked together to undertake a desk-based review of publicly available guidance, standards, tools, methods and frameworks used to assess sustainability and climate resilience of infrastructure development projects. The purpose of the review was to understand what types of tools were being used in practice, the scale of their application and if any could be identified as best practice and thus promoted more widely.
The ability to track seafood from bait to plate—traceability—is an important tool in the effort to fish sustainably and end illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. WWF is collaborating with FishWise, Future of Fish and the Global Food Traceability Center to as part of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Ocean and Seafood Markets Initiative (OSMI) to promote global seafood traceability standards, educate stakeholders, and design tools for direct engagement with industry and the market.
The Government of Nepal has launched the first national climate-smart snow leopard landscape management plan in the world. The plan is a major milestone in GSLEP’s goal to secure 20 snow leopard landscapes by 2020, and will be used as a model for other range countries to adopt. WWF Nepal supported the development of the plan, with USAID funding.
With support from WWF, funded by USAID, stakeholders in Bhutan organized the National Water Symposium in May, 2017. The symposium brought together water resources professionals and agencies to take stock of the state of knowledge on water resources in Bhutan, and to identify priority areas for research and cooperation for water resource management.
This guide is designed for government or non-profit employees, development officials, river basin managers, private sector representatives, community organizers, academics, journalists, or any others interested in acting to secure the health and future of a freshwater resource. It provides an overview of river basin report cards and their utility, as well as guidance on how to create a report card and leverage the process and results to drive change.
The extent to which Belize’s economy depends on tourism generated by the threatened Belize Barrier Reef World Heritage site has been revealed for the first time today by a new report launched by WWF and partner organizations. The report, Natural Heritage, Natural Wealth, aims to highlight the incredible resource the country is at risk of losing.
The Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP) Science Symposium and Exposition was held at the Hyatt Regency and Jannat Regency Hotels in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic from August 23-24, 2017. The symposium was a companion event to the August 24-25 International Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Forum and covered topics ranging from current snow leopard research to funding for snow leopard conservation efforts. This publication contains abstracts of presentations given at the symposium.
WWF and The Coca-Cola Company have worked together for a decade to help conserve the world's freshwater resources and reduce Coca-Cola's environmental footprint. Learn more about the progress we've made in 2016 to help ensure healthy, resilient freshwater basins in our focal areas.
A TRAFFIC report has exposed a disturbing new shift in the illegal trade of African rhino horn. Highly adaptive, transnational criminal networks operating in Southern Africa have begun processing rhino horn locally to evade detection by enforcement agencies and supply ready-made products to seemingly insatiable consumers in China and Vietnam.