Going for the BlueWWF’s work in the Coral Triangle adapts the Blue Economy strategy, in which biodiversity conservation is addressed by reducing environmental footprints, especially among economically important, high-impact industries such as fisheries, aquaculture, and tourism.
Food security and livelihoods are prioritised by building resiliency and encouraging best practices among community and fisheries. Creating and maintaining marine protected and marine managed areas (MPAs and MMAs) and networks of Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMA) have also been proven to boost ecosystem resiliency.
A climate-smart approach to our work is crucial if we are to achieve future food security and help the region mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.
Linking up for conservationWWF is working in the Asia Pacific region to expand private-sector engagement in support of national conservation and footprint reduction, and to advocate for policies that genuinely promote the sustainable and equitable development of natural resources.
We are building on established relationships with national governments and regional organisations, the private sector, and communities for improved conservation policies and practices. We are encouraging businesses that rely on healthy marine resources to invest in the protection and sustainable management of oceans not only to safeguard their natural asset base but more importantly, to ensure food security and livelihoods for communities that depend on these assets.