In recognition of the growing social, economic, and environmental impacts of the global sand crisis, WWF, and Northwestern University (ISEN) organized a series of seminars, convening global experts from across disciplines and sectors to explore solutions. The Call to Action Report distills key recommended action items focused on research, practice, and policy based on the seminar series presentations and discussions.
Infrastructure is the fundamental human enterprise that we must get right or risk undermining our chances of restoring biodiversity and a healthy climate.
The global biodiversity framework (GBF) presents a unique opportunity to drive a global shift toward inclusive nature- and climate-positive infrastructure that meets humanity’s aspirations while restoring a thriving planet. Given its profound long-term effects, infrastructure must remain clear and visible in the final GBF.
This half-day exploration will celebrate new initiatives, unpack lessons learned, and unveil innovations on how to build back biodiversity with increased resilience and connectivity through a participatory and integrated approach at scale. New norms must emerge that incorporate early planning, careful design, and strong safeguards; embrace and respect the voices of all stakeholders, including vulnerable populations, Indigenous peoples, and local communities; restore and manage natural infrastructure; generate an ecosystemfriendly energy future; and accelerate the growing wave of investor interest in financing biodiversity-positive, climate-smart, and equitable infrastructure. Each is an essential element of a new paradigm for infrastructure that must evolve in order to achieve our goal of restoring a healthy and thriving planet.
Asia is home to extraordinary biodiversity, including endangered species such as Bengal tigers and Asian elephants. Yet, rapidly expanding infrastructure development could bisect important habitats and affect access to vital natural resources that people depend upon for their livelihoods.
This initiative will address adverse impacts of linear infrastructure development—such as roads and power lines—in Asia to support people and nature and conserve biodiversity.
A new briefing from WWF and TRAFFIC finds distressing evidence of documented snaring cases involving a minimum of 387 big cats (tigers, leopards, snow leopards, and Asiatic lions) across seven Asian countries between 2012-2021, with a majority of cases documented outside protected areas.
This report assesses the health of the Upper Rio Grande, a portion of the broader Rio Grande / Rio Bravo river that runs from Rocky Mountains in Colorado, through New Mexico, to the Gulf of Mexico. The Upper Rio Grande basin supports around 6 million people in the US, including over 20 Tribal Nations and Pueblos, and unique species like the Silvery Minnow, Southwest Willow Flycatcher birds, and the Rio Grande cottonwood tree.
The report Crimes that Affect the Environment and Climate Change explores the relationship between environmental crime, biodiversity loss, and climate change. Co-authored by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and WWF, the report explores illegal activity in marine and forest ecosystems and trafficking in waste to understand their impact on the environment.
Learn how WWF-US is working with partners to co-create nature-positive seascape solutions that drive climate adaptation and resilience, food and livelihood security, peace and security, and healthy oceans outcomes in the Arctic, Latin America, Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific.
In its seventh year, WWF’s Plowprint Report analyzes the rate of grasslands plow-up across the US, Canadian, and Mexican portions of the Great Plains. This analysis is based on the USDA’s annual Cropland Data Layer, the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Annual Crop Inventory, and Sentinel-2 satellite data classified using Google Earth’s Engine for Mexico from two years prior to the release date.
WWF believes that when the planet regains its natural strength and flourishes, people thrive, societies prosper, and the world is more peaceful. The private sector and financial institutions have an important role to play in our planet’s future.
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