The Global 200 identifies a set of the Earth's terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecoregions that harbor exceptional biodiversity and are representative of its ecosystems. The Global 200 includes 238 ecoregions, comprised of 142 terrestrial, 53 freshwater, and 43 marine priority ecoregions.
HydroSHEDS provides hydrographic information via data layers to support watershed analyses, hydrological modeling, and freshwater conservation planning at a quality, resolution, and extent that had previously been unachievable in many parts of the world.
The International Conservation Budget 2012 summarizes the international conservation programs funded by the U.S. government. It is produced annually by WWF, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, and Wildlife Conservation Society.
This guide is designed to help InVEST users select the most appropriate types of scenarios and methods when engaging stakeholders in the InVEST process. The guidance draws heavily on case studies where the provision of ecosystem services under alternative scenarios was evaluated using InVEST. The document highlights key issues and questions and provides tools, references and resources for readers who want to learn more.
This primer is a 12-page summary of Developing Scenarios to Assess Ecosystem Service Tradeoffs: Guidance and Case Studies for InVEST Users, which highlights case studies and guidance on developing scenario maps for the InVEST tool.
The emergence of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and conserving, sustainably managing and enhancing forest carbon stocks (collectively referred to as REDD+) has generated great interest as a possible means of increasing support for the forest stewardship activities of indigenous peoples and local communities. If done well, REDD+ initiatives could contribute to strengthening community land and resource rights, empowering community-based management and diversifying livelihoods through participation in REDD+ activities.
Through the Salmon Aquaculture Dialogue (SAD), performance-based standards for salmon farming are being developed. This document provides the final draft of the principles and criteria. When completed, the final standards will help minimize the key environmental and social impacts related to salmon farming.
The need for sustainable palm oil is increasingly recognized by consumers and governments alike—placing industry and the financial community increasingly in the spotlight. In this edition, WWF’s Asia Finance & Commodities expert, Jeanne Stampe, explores the challenges and opportunities of sustainable palm oil for the finance sector.
The Earth Hour City Challenge Public Engagement Guide shows cities how to host a public engagement event about the local consequences of climate change and what communities can do to prepare, using the Power to Prepare Tucson Summit (co-hosted by WWF and the City of Tucson) as an example. It includes tips for selecting speakers, how to facilitate meaningful discussion, and ready-made forms to use at the event.
WWF has a long history of strategically engaging the private sector to achieve conservation goals. This collection of case studies illustrates how strategic engagement of commodity supply chains, from producers to brands and retailers, can create conservation impacts where they matter most.
This booklet provides a summary of the ninth edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report (LPR) documenting the “state of the planet.” Projections estimate that at current rates of consumption, by 2030 we will need the equivalent of two Earth’s to sustain our annual demands. This report suggests how this is happening, and how we can effectively manage, share, preserve and restore natural capital (biodiversity, ecosystems, and ecosystem services) through WWF’s “One Planet” perspective.
This WWF report brings together a variety of quantitative information and on the current state of global biodiversity and human impact on nature. Confronting the fact that people are using 50 percent more resources than the Earth can provide, this report summarizes this information and suggests changes in action to slow and reverse current trends.
This WWF manual details on-the-ground experience and scientific knowledge to help conservation practitioners, protected area managers and other stakeholders who are responsible for protecting and managing the world's mangrove forests in a changing climate.
Attention to wildlife crime is increasingly being elevated to higher political levels through a number of potentially powerful initiatives such as the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) and INTERPOL’s Project Predator. There are some strong developments in regional enforcement networking in South Asia and Central America. There is a growing recognition that wildlife trade is a driver of positive and negative impacts for wildlife conservation and that the significance of the impacts cannot be ignored.
A first-of-its-kind study for both the palm oil industry and agricultural commodities in general, Profitability and Sustainability in Palm Oil Production comprehensively examines the financial costs and benefits of adopting certification. The report was produced jointly by WWF, CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, and FMO, the Dutch development bank.
The lush rain forests on the Indonesian island of Sumatra suffer from what may be the world’s fastest deforestation rate, threatening the survival of species and causing massive carbon emissions. WWF found that two brands sold in the United States—Paseo and Livi—are made with paper from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), which is responsible for more forest destruction in Sumatra than any other single company.
What is the impact of certification on the business bottom line? This edition is dedicated to addressing this challenge and providing insights to help producers and their financial backers navigate the complexities of investing in sustainability.