Freshwater at WWF
More than ever, we need healthy freshwater environments. WWF is striving to protect and revive the rivers and wetlands that sustain people and nature. From the Amazon to the Zambezi, we are working with communities, partners, companies and governments to safeguard iconic species like sturgeon and river dolphins, restore wetlands and keep rivers free flowing, increase protected areas, and build resilience to climate change.
Ultimately, though, what’s needed is a transformation in the way rivers are valued - so that the diverse benefits they provide to people and nature are no longer overlooked and undervalued but taken into account by decision-makers.
Posted on 15 Mar 2023
Worries about water shortages on the rise, says new global survey
Fifty-eight percent of people are seriously concerned about fresh water shortages, according to research published ahead of the ...
Posted on 07 Mar 2023
Launch of Freshwater Challenge
Official Side Event at the UN Water Conference to launch global challenge to restore rivers and freshwater wetlands
Posted on 03 Mar 2023
Hope for critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoise as population increases for first time
Yangtze finless porpoise numbers up 23%
Posted on 28 Feb 2023
Removing dams, restoring rivers
A fast, proven solution to enhance river health, build climate resilience, and benefit people and nature