An overview of highlights from WWF Asia High Mountains Project climate adaptation field activities in Bhutan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, and Pakistan. Also includes highlights of WWF’s range-wide climate and hydrological modelling work for snow leopard habitat. (14 page Brochure)
A quick look at WWF sustainable livelihood activities funded by USAID in the Kangchenjunga Conservation Area of Nepal under both the Asia High Mountains and Sacred Himalaya Landscape Projects. These activities included introduction of improved irrigation, greenhouse agriculture, improved pasture management, and improved cook stoves to this poor region. (2 page Brochure)
A report summarizing findings of future climate projection modelling for WWF Asia High Mountains Project field sites in Bhutan, India, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Nepal and Pakistan. Findings of this work have been used to develop future climate scenarios for these areas that are guiding development of climate adaptation strategies at each site. (38 page Technical Report)
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’s climate-smart snow leopard landscape management plan for its Eastern Himalaya Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection (GSLEP) priority landscape. Produced with technical assistance from the USAID-funded WWF Asia High Mountains Project, this plan covers Nepal’s Himalayan region from Langtang National Park north of Kathmandu to the Kangchenjunga Conservation Area in the northeast corner of the country and includes both Sagarmatha and Makalu Barun National Parks. (78 page Conservation Management Plan)
With support from the USAID-funded WWF Asia High Mountains Project, UWICER organized Bhutan’s second National Water Symposium in May 2017. This symposium brought together water resources professionals and agencies to take stock of current water resource knowledge in Bhutan and to identify priority areas for future research and cooperation on water resource management. This publication contains summaries of presentations given at the symposium. (43 page Symposium Proceedings)
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 International Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Forum 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 featured expert presentations on current topics in snow leopard research and conservation. This publication contains abstracts of presentations given at the symposium. (53 page Symposium Proceedings)
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.
Following China’s announcement late last year of a domestic ivory trade ban by the end of 2017, TRAFFIC and WWF surveys have found that the number of ivory items offered for sale—in both legal and illegal ivory markets in China—has declined alongside falling ivory prices.
A new trade study led by TRAFFIC, with support from WWF and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), has established a baseline for the status of the US elephant ivory market around the time that a series of changes to federal regulations were imposed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Post-disaster recovery and reconstruction can cause many adverse environmental impacts. This guide outlines ways in which they can be avoided in Nepal, and good practices can be promoted, in order to reduce future disaster risk and ensure long-term livelihoods and well-being for local people.
The aim of this scorecard is to assess how the Belizean government is currently performing in protecting the reef and to provide some recommendations in the lead-up to the WHC in July 2017 and beyond. We will use this scorecard to track future policies and actions by the Belizean government.
A new study by World Wildlife Fund conducted in Vietnam and Thailand finds more intensive shrimp farming can yield better environmental and economic results. By producing more shrimp per hectare of land, farmers can increase production to meet growing demand for shrimp without increasing pressure on the region’s natural resources.
Water scarcity has created a context of human and societal need wherein water stress has undermined the vitality of rural livelihoods, driven broad migratory movements, become a weapon of war, contributed to the growth of insurgencies and terrorist networks and given rise to increased demand for U.S. development, humanitarian and military assistance.