WWF-India - Our solutions
Seeking ways for development and conservation
Forests & biodiversity
WWF-India has identified priority landscapes for conservation of forests and biodiversity in Western Arunachal Landscape (WAL) in the eastern Himalayas, and South Western Ghats Landscape (SWG L) in the Western Ghats.
The programme also provides support to conservation programmes in other priority landscapes of WWF-India, including Terai Arc Landscape, Kanchanjunga Landscape, Sundarbans Landscape.
India’s impact on forests abroadAn emerging issue is the role of India in the conversion of tropical forests for palm oil plantations. India is one of the world’s biggest importers of palm oil, which is mainly used as a cooking oil in the country.
WWF-India is focusing on India's footprint on the forests of Indonesia and other parts of the world by raising awareness and reaching out to business and industry representatives nationally.
The palm oil sector in India can reduce the country’s negative impacts related to palm oil production in Southeast Asia if stakeholders:
- commit themselves to socially and environmentally-friendly purchasing decisions
- engage in the international process for more sustainable palm oil world wide, including the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The RSPO is an international forum that was established in 2004 to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through cooperation within the supply chain.
More about the RSPO
SpeciesWe are active at both policy and field levels to ensure a brighter tomorrow for tigers, rhinos, elephants and other rare and threatened species.
By carrying out scientific research, and working with locals, NGOs, government and state forest departments, we seek to broker solutions which not only protect wildlife but also benefit communities.
Find out more about WWF-India's Wildlife and Tiger Programme
Climate Change and EnergyAs part of this programme, we are:
- developing Adaptation Strategies for vulnerable ecosystems and communities
- promoting Sustainable Energy Practices (SEP) within selected sectors and regions
- trying to ensure India’s effective participation and leadership in promoting southern interests in international climate change negotiations
MarineWe are supporting the establishment of marine protected areas in the country, which involves:
- promoting conservation awareness amongst local fishing communities
- developing a comprehensive programme for studying species of special concern like whales, dugongs, marine turtles etc
- creating awareness and understanding of coastal and marine ecosystems
- advocating for the development of effective legislation and policies
Freshwater & wetlandsImproved management, more effective policies, increased awareness and better data are at the core of WWF-India’s freshwater and wetland programme.
More about WWF-India's Freshwater and Wetlands Programme