Publications

  • Zero Wild Meat Campaign Through a Behavior Change Lens Brochure

    Zero Wild Meat Campaign Through a Behavior Change Lens (, )

    April 05, 2023

    Zero Wild Meat was an innovative campaign launched by WWF between October and December 2022 that spotlighted two serious threats—risks to public health and risks to nature—in order to reduce the consumption of wild meat in Viet Nam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR.

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  • Sustaining Tomorrow's Central Arctic Ocean Today Brochure
  • Kipster’s Journey toward US Expansion Brochure
  • Stop Spillover at the Source: Evidence-based Strategies for the Pandemic Era Brochure
  • Solutions to Meet the Need for Feed Brochure
  • Blue Corridors of the Eastern Pacific Ocean Brochure
  • TNRC Topic Brief Internal controls and illegal wildlife trade: A systemic approach to corruption prevention and law enforcement integrity Brochure

    TNRC Topic Brief Internal controls and illegal wildlife trade: A systemic approach to corruption prevention and law enforcement integrity (, )

    February 16, 2023

    This brief highlights the importance and potential of robust internal controls in helping achieve the objectives of agencies tasked with protecting wildlife and the environment by identifying performance gaps and opportunities for improvement, enabling oversight, and fostering accountability. However, in some countries, internal controls are not always applied to wildlife-related corruption or even natural resource management. Conservation or anticorruption partners can help government institutions strengthen their systems of internal controls, building on procedures already in place. Well-designed systems of internal controls can discourage corrupt behavior and mitigate other risks to wildlife and natural resources. While no system can completely eliminate the potential for corrupt behavior, enhancing internal controls can help close the implementation gap between agency objectives and what happens in practice.

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  • Greenhouse Gas Accounting Efforts Undermined by Disparate Tools & Frameworks Brochure
  • TNRC Guide Manual for Serbian civil society organisations | Processes of development and adoption of spatial and urban plans with special focus on protected areas (, )

    February 14, 2023

    There are challenges facing the preservation and management of protected natural areas in Serbia, despite the country's positive regulations and commitments. Illegal construction and large capital projects have endangered these areas due to limited management opportunities and insufficient government action and civil society organizations have limited standing to act in procedures related to the protection of these areas, which further hinders their active participation. This manual helps Serbian civil society organizations understand rules of spatial and urban planning, opportunities for public participation, key illegal practices in the management and implementation of activities within protected areas, legal procedures, and how to improve citizen participation to combat corruption.

    This manual was created as part of the "Systematic and early engagement as a cure for policy capture and a key instrument for prevention of corruption in policy planning" project implemented by WWF Adria in Serbia, funded by the Targeting Natural Resource Corruption (TNRC) project.

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  • TNRC Guide The Open Government Partnership and Anti-Corruption in Conservation: Templates for Collective Action Brochure

    TNRC Guide The Open Government Partnership and Anti-Corruption in Conservation: Templates for Collective Action (, )

    February 13, 2023

    The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a collaboration of over 150 national and local governments and more than 1000 civil society partners working to promote transparent, participatory, inclusive, and accountable governance. OGP offers a promising opportunity to bring transparency, participation, and accountability to the governance of natural resources, as participating governments collaborate with their civil societies to commit to concrete, impactful reforms to bring transparency, accountability, and participation to bear on the most relevant and important challenges those publics face. This guidance shows how conservation organizations can start taking advantage of OGP as a possible key platform for accomplishing conservation priorities.

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  • Food and Farm Security: Summary of Recommendations for the 2023 Farm Bill Brochure
  • Food and Farm Security: Recommendations for the 2023 Farm Bill Brochure
  • The Global Sand Crisis Seminars Call to Action Reports Brochure

    The Global Sand Crisis Seminars Call to Action Reports (, )

    January 26, 2023

    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.

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  • WWF comments on effective implementation of Inflation Reduction Act Brochure

    WWF comments on effective implementation of Inflation Reduction Act (, )

    January 23, 2023

    To affect positive change for climate, nature, and people, NRCS should leverage IRA resources to prioritize and enable a significant step forward for robust, regenerative, and resilient food systems. 

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  • TNRC | Monitoring wildlife crime cases: a possible approach to reduce corruption in the justice system? Brochure

    TNRC | Monitoring wildlife crime cases: a possible approach to reduce corruption in the justice system? (, )

    January 12, 2023

    This practice note is based on interviews with 18 people who worked in or with justice systems in Africa, Asia, and South America, to understand their perception of the effect case monitoring can have on corruption in the justice system. Monitoring cases can help identify and highlight weaknesses in the justice system and reduce corruption vulnerabilities related to wildlife crime cases. But projects must be designed with appropriate scope and resources, as impact takes time and is difficult to measure. Monitoring is likely most effective when monitors use multiple cases to identify patterns of red flags that indicate systematic failures. This note recommends several good practices, based on the interviewees' and authors' experiences. However, these practices must always be tailored to a specific context. 

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  • TNRC Guide Visualizing corruption risks in the illegal rhino horn trade supply chain Brochure

    TNRC Guide Visualizing corruption risks in the illegal rhino horn trade supply chain (, )

    December 20, 2022

    The rhino horn trade represents one of the four largest illegal wildlife trade flows by value and corruption is a key facilitator. Visualizing how corruption manifests along the supply chain can help conservation practitioners and wildlife management agencies better understand both the specific risks and the potential responses to combat illegal rhino horn and other illicit wildlife trades. This guide includes an infographic and accompanying text that maps the areas along the rhino horn supply chain that are most vulnerable to corruption and identifies feasible entry points for different anti-corruption approaches.

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  • Nature-Positive Infrastructure: Mainstreaming Biodiversity to Safeguard People and the Planet Brochure

    Nature-Positive Infrastructure: Mainstreaming Biodiversity to Safeguard People and the Planet (, )

    December 15, 2022

    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.

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  • ALIGN - Asia’s Linear Infrastructure safeGuarding Nature Project Launch (, )

    December 15, 2022

    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.

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  • TNRC Practice Note: How political economy analysis can support corruption risk assessments to strengthen law enforcement against wildlife crimes Brochure

    TNRC Practice Note: How political economy analysis can support corruption risk assessments to strengthen law enforcement against wildlife crimes (, )

    December 14, 2022

    The Basel Institute on Governance undertook targeted sector-level political economy analyses (PEAs) in three countries to understand why corruption risks may emerge in investigations and prosecutions of illegal wildlife trade (IWT) cases. The experience showed that PEAs can help practitioners better understand corruption risks in a specific context, complementing data from other analyses like corruption risk assessments (CRAs). Using these two analytic approaches together helps design and implement mitigation measures that take prevailing political and power dynamics into account, identifying windows of opportunity for addressing corruption risks and highlighting strategically important stakeholders that may support or oppose the intervention.

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    • Indoor Soilless Farming: Phase II: Moving from theory to action Brochure
    • TNRC Her story: Women targeting natural resource corruption | Shambhavi Poudel Brochure

      TNRC Her story: Women targeting natural resource corruption | Shambhavi Poudel (, )

      December 09, 2022

      On International Anti-Corruption Day 2022, we recognize the determination of women who are taking remarkable steps to address corruption through conservation programming. Shambhavi Poudel leads the Campaigns and Education Unit at WWF Nepal. She works closely with children and young people, placing them at the core of conservation interventions. She recently helped to design a new pilot activity under the TNRC project that focuses on mobilizing youth to promote good community forest governance.

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    • TNRC Her story: Women targeting natural resource corruption | Nicola Okes Brochure

      TNRC Her story: Women targeting natural resource corruption | Nicola Okes (, )

      December 09, 2022

      On International Anti-Corruption Day 2022, we recognize the determination of women who are taking remarkable steps to address corruption through conservation programming. Nicola Okes represents TRAFFIC International, based in Southern Africa. She currently works across the global TRAFFIC network to coordinate engagement on issues relating to the illegal wildlife trade, with a focus on rhinos and elephants. She has previously worked on marine conservation and trade, analyzing both legal and illegal trade with the purpose of providing sustainable solutions to environmental concerns.

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    • TNRC Her story: Women targeting natural resource corruption | Daniela Gomel Brochure

      TNRC Her story: Women targeting natural resource corruption | Daniela Gomel (, )

      December 09, 2022

      On International Anti-Corruption Day 2022, we recognize the determination of women who are taking remarkable steps to address corruption through conservation programming. Daniela Gomel is a public policy and governance specialist at Fundación Vida Silvestre, a WWF partner organization in Argentina. She manages the policy and governance dimensions of several projects related to forests, protected areas, plastics and climate change. Daniela also coordinates a Targeting Natural Resource Corruption (TNRC) pilot project that focuses on promoting transparency and sharing learning to address corruption that undermines effective governance in the fisheries sector, particularly at the capture stage.

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    • TNRC Her Story: Women targeting natural resource corruption | Renata Cao Brochure

      TNRC Her Story: Women targeting natural resource corruption | Renata Cao (, )

      December 09, 2022

      On International Anti-Corruption Day 2022, we recognize the determination of women who are taking remarkable steps to address corruption through conservation programming. Renata Cao's work focuses on supporting World Wildlife Fund (WWF) offices in the Latin America region to advance their counter wildlife trafficking agendas and to facilitate coordinated responses, build regional technical capacities, and forge strategic partnerships.

      For more resources and tools, visit TNRCproject.org.

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