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WWF’s biodiversity meta-goal is to ensure the integrity of the most outstanding natural places on Earth. This includes the protection of biodiversity in high conservation priority areas, and restoring populations of those species with the highest ecological, economic and cultural value.
- In June, indigenous communities, conservation authorities and WWF celebrated 10 years of success in restoring Peru’s largest wetland complex.
- The Cambodian Government has designated a 56 km section of flooded forest in the mainstream of the Mekong River to safeguard key threatened species and fisheries resources.
- A decade-long campaign to protect a global marine conservation priority area has succeeded with the Norwegian Government announcing in October that Lofoten will not be opened up for oil exploration.
- Mexico is to implement sustainable fishing practices to reduce threats to the critically-endangered vaquita porpoise, the world’s smallest and rarest marine mammal.
- Top marine scientists have expressed extreme concern about the survival of the Maui’s dolphin, urging the government to take immediate action to protect all areas of the dolphin’s habitat.