The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
- WWF Global
- Central African Republic
- Central America
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- European Policy Office
Pathways of Change
The PPLS Initiative is working with local communities and Indigenous Peoples to help:
secure and exercise their rights and responsibilities
strengthen their traditional governance institutions and decision-making mechanisms
develop sustainable community enterprises that contribute to fair and inclusive economies
support their cultural and spiritual values, knowledge, practices, institutions and identities
Threat & Opportunity
Over 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity is found in the lands and territories of Indigenous Peoples and local communities.
This biodiversity is under threat as its traditional custodians struggle against increasing external pressures including land conversion, unsustainable infrastructure development, intensive agriculture, mining, and acculturation.
Supporting Indigenous Peoples and local communities to maintain and strengthen their biocultural systems is one of the most important solutions to today’s challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss.
It's a solution that the mainstream conservation community has hugely undervalued - and now is the time to develop a meaningful global alliance to respond collectively and sustainably to the challenges we face.
We have a unique opportunity to bolster conservation by Indigenous Peoples and local communities and address biodiversity, and economic and social inequality.
Supporting a more inclusive approach to conservation will bring:
- multiple benefits for people and nature
- more holistic and equitable conservation
- strengthened climate mitigation and adaptation
- a more equitable and sustainable economic system.