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We are working with over 30 major cities around the world to stop plastic leaking into nature.

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Many urban areas, responsible for an estimated 60% of all ocean plastic pollution, have yet to take action.

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We helped secure water flows in 295 basins across Mexico, safeguarding water supplies for nature and for 45 million people.

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Rivers across the world continue to be drained, dammed and diverted.

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And with communities and government, we helped establish the world's largest tropical rainforest national park covering 4.3 million hectares of the Columbian Amazon.

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Around the world, we're still losing 10 million hectares of forest every year.

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China, Singapore* and other governments have banned the ivory trade.

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A vast array of wildlife, valued at up to US$23 billion a year, is still being illegally traded.

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And the efforts of governments and communities, wild tiger numbers are slowly increasing for the first time in a century.

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Poaching and habitat loss remain a constant threat to their future.

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We worked with the Belize government to ban offshore oil exploration around its fragile barrier reefs.

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Coral reefs around the world remain vulnerable to rising sea temperatures, pollution and coastal development.

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and with communities and governments in East and Central Africa, mountain gorilla numbers have increased by 25% in 10 years.

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Wildlife populations around the world* have seen an alarming 68% decline on average in the past five decades.

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WWF is piloting an innovative tracking system, using blockchain technology, in the Pacific Ocean to help ensure the fish we eat is sustainable.

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One-third of the world’s ocean fish stocks are already overfished.

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The financial sector is changing for the better so that investments restore rather than destroy nature.

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Sustainable investments still only represent about 36% of the global financial market.

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We have backed community-based whale shark ecotourism in the Philippines for two decades, safeguarding both wildlife and livelihoods.

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Coastal communities and wildlife around the world face increasing challenges, from plastic pollution to the impact of COVID-19 on ecotourism.

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We helped establish the world’s largest ocean protected area, covering over 1.5 million km², in waters near Antarctica.

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Only 8% of the ocean is protected today.

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And with communities and governments, we have protected over 100 million hectares of wetlands around the world.

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Wetlands are vital life-support systems for people and wildlife but are being lost 3 times faster than forests.

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Alongside the efforts of scientists and policymakers, we have shown nature’s vital role in tackling the climate crisis.

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Nature can only help prevent a catastrophic global temperature increase if its accelerating destruction is halted and reversed.

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And with the involvement of government and local communities, giant panda numbers in the wild have increased by 68% over the past 40 years.

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With a population of little more than 1800, pandas still remain vulnerable to the impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation.

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We have worked with partners and communities to ensure Indigenous people like the Maasai in Kenya lead conservation efforts and areas.

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Many Indigenous peoples and local communities around the world continue to be denied their rightful say and role in the future of their ancestral territories.

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