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  • From Fishers to Weavers

    January 13, 2014

    WWF—through USAID’s Coral Triangle Support Partnership (CTSP)—helped revive and adapt a weaving program in Malaysia that would enable the women to earn income and sell fewer fish.

    weaving a bracelet
  • Wildlife Management Areas Spread the Wealth in Tanzania

    October 22, 2013

    With the help of the WWF team and other NGOs, such as African Wildlife Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Frankfurt Zoological Society, the number of WMAs and the amount of land they protect is growing dramatically.

    serengeti animals
  • Primeiras e Segundas

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2013
    Along Mozambique's coast, a new sanctuary offers opportunities for people, the economy and wildlife
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  • In Tanzania, an Orphan Gets an Education Thanks to Wildlife

    October 01, 2013

    Mbaranga’ndu is one of Tanzania’s WMAs created under an official land-use designation that allows local residents to benefit from governing an area’s natural resources sustainably.

    Juma profile
  • New Hope for Forests and Families in Indonesia

    May 07, 2013

    WWF has offered a way for community members to help rehabilitate their forests and earn a living. Our reforestation programs in Indonesia help preserve our most precious wildlife and empower local people.

    Acil at nursery
  • Protecting Monarch Butterflies and Their Forests

    February 28, 2013

    Every year, monarch butterflies mirgrate between 1,200 to 2,800 miles, leaving their summer breeding areas in Canada and the United States to return to hibernation colonies in the forests of central Mexico. To help local communities keep the forest intact, WWF helps establish alternative income-generating ventures, including sustainable mushroom and tree nurseries.

    monarchs cloud mexico travel