The government of Belize has announced its commitment to a new coastal management plan that will boost the health of the country’s coastal and marine areas, on which more than 40 percent of Belizeans rely.
Water touches our lives every day, and it’s not just what we use for drinking or bathing. We all must share our water sources with other users – and that means we all have a role to play in protecting the sources of our water for today and tomorrow.
Eduardo Escompani Viñas is a shiringuero; he collects natural latex from shiringa trees. He and the other members of ECOMUSA, a cooperative of natural rubber producers, feel duty-bound to protect their natural resources and their way of life. They demonstrate that there are ways to reap the value and benefit of forests without harming them.
Growing demand for seafood has left Malaysia's seas nearly empty. As communities face the reality that fishing is no longer enough to support the economy, they are hoping tourism can create new opportunities. Community members like Yusef Bural, chairman of the Banggi Youth Club, and his brother, are working to protect Malaysia's islands and coasts and are inspiring youth to do the same.
In a significant blow to the illegal ivory trade in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), authorities dismantled a major ivory trafficking syndicate thanks to a law enforcement supported by WWF and partners.
Devil’s claw has been used by the Khwe people of southern central Africa for as long as anyone can remember. Prized as a remedy for aches and pains, the fleshy tuber’s popularity as an alternative treatment has led to severe overharvesting. So the relative abundance in Namibia’s Bwabwata National Park is precious—as is the organic, sustainable harvesting business the Khwe people are now building around devil’s claw.
Still too young to be named, the most recent additions to the gorilla population in the Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas (DSPA) complex in the Central African Republic (CAR) are nevertheless making a name for themselves—as the first twins ever to be born to the area’s habituated gorillas.
An undertaking like the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) is ambitious and complex, and each country—whether working independently or in tandem with others—is developing its own activities to meet the initiative’s goals.
In a critical step forward to stop the trade of illegal and unreported fish in seafood imports, the US government has proposed a new rule for a seafood program that will trace from the moment fish are caught, until they reach the US border.
More than a billion people make a living from wetlands across the world. Wetlands provide livelihoods, from fishing and eco-tourism, to farming and drinking water for communities. WWF is working to support some of the world’s most vital wetlands and the communities that depend on them across Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
In a vast African landscape where many people wish travelers “safe journeys” instead of “goodbye,” a burgeoning cross-pollination of ideas, people, and wildlife is making the future of the world’s largest terrestrial protected area bright