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
Dry meadows: Dry meadows are human-made habitats that support a variety of plants and animals, including economically important species like the honey bee. They are a haven for species that cannot survive in the more shaded undergrowth of forests. But dry meadows in the Alps are disappearing as the traditional management of these meadows is either abandoned or intensified.
WWF is working with its partners to restore dry meadows on the slopes of Monte Generoso. This effort will both enhance the region’s ecological richness and restore it’s unique cultural heritage. Collaboration with local communities who identify with the rich landscape will play a key role in restoring biodiversity.
Joanna Schoenenberger (WWF) and Franziska Andres (Trifolium) raking ...
One of several dry meadows on the slopes of Monte Generoso in ...
Re-opening dry meadows on the slopes of Monte Generoso in Ticino, ...
View from one of several dry meadows on the slopes of Monte ...
Rivers: WWF is working to restore the ecological integrity of the Vedeggio and Laveggio Rivers. In the Vedeggio River area, for example, WWF is helping to re-establish the ecological network. The aim is to promote connectivity between the few remaining natural and semi-natural zones within this highly urbanized area.
Forests: WWF is working to protect and restore ecologically important forest habitats. Key conservation targets include traditionally managed forests like chestnut orchards and coppice forests as well as rare and/or species-rich forest formations. Training foresters and other professionals in pro-biodiversity management practices will play an important role in ensuring a successful conservation effort in the region.
Management Planning: WWF is developing the conservation management plans for a small but important protected Site of Community Importance (SCI) in the northeast section of the Laghi Insubrici area.