WWF NATIONAL, PROGRAMME AND COUNTRY OFFICES ACROSS THE NETWORK WORK ON PUTTING THE SOCIAL PERSPECTIVE IN CONSERVATION.
Our offices across the network engage in diverse work in their regions through different programmes, projects and initiatives that link the sustainable use of natural resources and the livelihoods and well-being of the communities dependent on them.
WWF Colombia works with community stakeholders to build and strengthen local governance and the management of natural resources to ensure that both ecosystems and people’s livelihoods are protected.
WWF Chile supports indigenous and local communities for the sustainable use of natural resources in their territories, helping develop local governance and community-led conservation strategies.
WWF India’s field projects work with local communities and government agencies to develop and put in place forest-based or alternative sustainable livelihood models that effectively demonstrate how conservation practices can be mainstreamed into livelihood enhancement, particularly for those living in and around Protected Areas, where access to and use of natural resources is restricted.
WWF Nepal works to ensure livelihood security for communities that live in and around protected areas and other priority sites, as well as to help reduce pressure on the natural resources they depend on. The office’s projects aim to promote good governance, ecotourism and the creation of green jobs.
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Africa & Madagascar
WWF Madagascar and West Indian Ocean Programme Office develops initiatives to mainstream links between poverty and conservation into its work and to enhance sustainability through building partnerships and strengthening capacity of local stakeholders. Projects include environmental education, civil society capacity building and engagement as well as work on health and population issues in and around conservation zones.
AUSTRALIA & OCEANIA
WWF Australia works with local people, governments and businesses to improve livelihoods and support sustainable resource management. The work of the office includes enhancing climate change resilience and disaster risk reduction in coastal communities and work with indigenous peoples to deliver sustainability and conservation.
WWF South Pacific works on sustainable livelihoods, green economy, food security and water quality. The office focuses on climate change adaptation and resilience for people and economies as well as promoting green tourism.
North America and Europe
WWF United Kingdom supports the work of offices around the world with regard to the sustainable management of the natural resources, building local capacity and helping develop small-scale businesses for long-term sustainability.
Our European Policy Office works to hold the European Union to its commitments on development cooperation policies that affect environment and sustainable development, as well as monitors the implementation of EU development cooperation policies.
WWF Netherlands works with offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America on supporting their efforts for creating viable economic opportunities for the local communities to reduce their vulnerability, and on developing a fair payment system for ecosystem services, benefiting the environment and reducing poverty.
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