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World Wildlife Fund

Washington, D.C.
www.worldwildlife.org

World Wildlife Fund was awarded $31,821,171 between 1986 and 2018, including 94 grants in Conservation & Sustainable Development and Climate Solutions.

$365,000

2018 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is an international organization that works to address large global threats to species and their habitats. WWF's marine program works with traditional fishermen and government authorities in Madagascar to manage marine and coastal resources for the benefit of conservation and local communities. This grant supports the implementation of the fisheries management plan for the BATAN area (Baies d'Ampasindava, Tsimipaika, Ambaro, et Nosy Be), comprising four bays within the Northern Mozambique Channel that span 1.7M hectares. With recent support, WWF has improved management of the BATAN area shrimp fishery by thirteen fisher unions (compromising 200 cooperatives and associations from the region). Implementation of the fishery management plan involves transferring marine resource management to four pilot communities, promoting community-level savings and loans, and continuing to strengthen community capacity for resource management.

$1,000,000

2017 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is an international conservation organization whose mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. This project aims to secure long-term ecological, institutional, social, and financial sustainability for 41 million acres of Peru's Amazon forests by achieving effective management in 38 protected areas and establishing the enabling conditions for these areas to become financially self-sufficient within 10 years. MacArthur's support will go directly toward achieving effective management in Peru's Amazon protected areas and long-term financial sustainability for the country's parks system, an objective of MacArthur's 25-year commitment to biodiversity and ecosystem conservation in Peru. This $1 million contribution catalyzes additional investment from donors to reach $70 million total, thereby leveraging an additional $70 million commitment from the Peruvian national government, for a total of $140 million.

$50,000

2017 • 3 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is an international environmental organization whose mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. With partners Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) and Stanford University's Natural Capital Project (NatCap), is organizing a regional symposium on conservation economics and natural capital in Ecuador. The symposium brings together researchers, students, government representatives, and environmental professionals in the tropical Andes for learning exchanges, training on natural capital modeling and valuation, and panel presentations. The four-day event is led by experts on natural capital approaches, with a focus on regional ecosystems and issues. Participants build skills in environmental economics and geography necessary to advance conservation in the tropical Andes.

$425,000

2017 • 3 years 1 month • Conservation & Sustainable Development

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is an international conservation organization whose mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. This grant renews support for WWF's exemplary conservation initiatives and partnerships in the Ecuador-Colombia binational Mira-Mataje River Basin, a highly biodiverse watershed in the Chocó-Darien ecoregion. WWF's work improves landscape conservation outcomes by integrating ecosystem services and climate risk analysis into river basin management, reduces the environmental impacts of large-scale drivers of deforestation and water pollution, and strengthens environmental governance of the area by advancing multi-stakeholder forums and platforms at local, national, and binational levels. WWF coordinates this work with partners Ecolex, Altropico, and the environmental research and governance coalition led by Yachay Tech University.

$550,000

2016 • 2 years 10 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is an international nongovernmental organization that works to address large global threats to species and their habitat. This award supports WWF to provide technical guidance on the management of Lake Niassa Partial Reserve. WWF works with a variety of partners to carry out this work in Mozambique, including Ministry of Land, Environment, and Rural Development and the Instituto Nacional de Investigacao Pesqueira. WWF's community-based approach to reducing pressures on the Reserve and watershed support the health of its forests, aquatic ecosystems, and the communities that depend on them. 

$750,000

2016 • 2 years 6 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is an international conservation organization whose mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. With partners in the field of conservation, WWF is building on promising efforts to improve governance, financing, and national commitment to protected area systems through the development of a global strategy for "project finance for permanence" -- a mechanism for engaging all interested stakeholders in making sustainable finance and governance commitments in a single closing to durably protect networks of conservation areas. In particular, WWF is working with partners to establish criteria and priorities for applying a project finance approach while conducting hypothesis-testing in a prototype project in Colombia, which will protect more than 12 million hectares (about 10 percent of its territory). This grant tests a prototype mechanism for improving resources and governance for intact forests in protected areas and develop an actionable strategy for scaling the approach globally.

$750,000

2016 • 3 years 9 months • Climate Solutions

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is a leading international global network that undertakes multi-disciplinary policy research and action in six key areas: food, climate, forests, marine, freshwater and wildlife. With people and communities at the center of interventions, WWF works at global, national and sub-national levels with diverse group of actors to define and implement innovative solutions that conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on earth. On the theme of climate, WWF works to create a climate resilient and zero carbon world, powered by renewable energy. Consistent with this mission, this project helps to establish a platform to support small and medium enterprises which have developed and piloted innovative low-carbon technologies to scale up operations to radically reduce carbon dioxide emissions and provide access to sustainable energy sources for all.

$343,000

2015 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

World Wildlife Fund is an international NGO that works to address large global threats to species and their habitat. In Madagascar, WWF’s marine program works with traditional fishers in Ambaro Bay and government authorities to manage marine and coastal resources for livelihood and biodiversity benefits. WWF is developing a fisher network in Ambaro Bay through which it is working regionally to align management interventions, facilitate collaboration and shared learning, and enable interaction between local fishermen in national fisheries management processes.

$3,000,000

2014 • 4 years 6 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

WWF will conduct research on the links between demand for commodities and agricultural expansion with tropical deforestation, overfishing, and climate change mitigation and pilot interventions to shift commodities productions towards sustainability.

$300,000

2014 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

WWF-US is a conservation organization affiliated with a global network of independent national groups. It has had a permanent presence in Colombia and executes work in field-based practice and policy in biodiversity conservation and human well-being in the context of climate change. The purpose of the grant is to upgrade planning instruments for freshwater, terrestrial and coastal marine portions of the Mira bi-national watershed, establish community conserved areas, incorporate environmental considerations to oil palm and cattle production, and promote ecosystem service compensation schemes.

$450,000

2013 • 3 years 7 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is an international conservation organization whose mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. Project staff will work with community fisheries organisations and community savings programs in the Lake Niassa Reserve to provide training in governance and financial management; initiate revenue sharing from fishing licences; improve post-harvest practices for fishers; increase access to appropriate fishing gear; and expand sustainable income-generating activities. WWF will also establish a rigorous monitoring program that tracks the ecological status of the reserve and the fisheries over time.

$100,000

2012 • 1 year

World Wildlife Fund's Global Arctic Programme works with partners across the Arctic to combat region-wide threats and to preserve its biodiversity in a sustainable way. This grant will support WWF's strategy to build a case for bilateral ecosystem-based management in the Bering Strait. WWF will model oil spills on the main shipping routes in the Bering Strait in order to demonstrate the need for integrated science-based management approaches. Based on these studies, WWF will recommend locations for regional Emergency Response Centers and distribute findings in order to raise awareness about the potential impacts and need for EBM in the Bering Sea.

$250,000

2012 • 2 years 5 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

This grant aims to increase access to information on oil production and to ensure the application of sustainable development principles within the oil production sector. Project staff will establish Citizen Advisory Councils in the oil production regions; train community members and local government officials to monitor impacts of oil production and compliance of environmental and social safeguards; and establish a multi-stakeholder expert team to provide regular, independent review of environmental management tools.

$375,000

2012 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

WWF will apply economics to improve the effectiveness of WWF's existing programs, including its freshwater and forest site based work, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and engagement with the hydropower sector. This will strengthen their ability to work effectively with government and the private sector to advance conservation goals in the Lower Mekong and secure the natural resource base for more sustainable economies. Deepening the understanding of the benefits provided to the economies and people of the region by the biodiversity and natural habitats of the Mekong River basin and expanding incentives to conserve them is central to MacArthur's approach.

$250,000

2012 • 1 year 3 months

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will work in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Clean Air-Cool Planet (CA-CP) to strengthen the capacity of the Arctic Council to take meaningful action to conserve natural resources and mitigate threats to traditional livelihoods of indigenous peoples across the circumpolar north, by working through three on-going processes for developing recommendations and policies for consideration at the Council's 2013 Ministerial meeting. These commitments will shape the policy framework for natural resource management in the Arctic. This work contributes towards MacArthur's exploratory initiative on Arctic governance and the environment, which looks at the circumpolar Arctic with a particular emphasis on Russia.

$1,500,000

2011 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

WWF is the world's largest conservation organization with 5,600 staff working in over 100 countries worldwide, including Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, and China and all the key commodity consuming and producing countries of the world. For nearly 20 years, WWF has worked to advance more sustainable sourcing practices and policies among specific companies and throughout global commodity markets. The proposed grant seeks to change the policies and practices of 100 companies that buy and sell 25 percent of the 15 commodities with the most significant impact on high biodiversity landscapes -- and, in so doing, tip markets to support global conservation priorities.

$81,600

2011 • 4 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To improve school infrastructure and secondary school education for girls in coastal villages of Southwest Madagascar (over two years).

$295,000

2011 • 1 year 10 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To design a management strategy to maintain ecological integrity and ecosystem services of high priority watersheds of the Chocó-Darien Ecoregion.

$655,000

2011 • 2 years 1 month • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To design a multi-donor fund to reduce the adverse environmental and social impacts of China's overseas investments and trade (over eighteen months).

$100,000

2010 • 1 year • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To improve the lives of communities within the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary.

$200,000

2010 • 3 years 3 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To build capacity in the Wider Caribbean to climate change threats on coastal biodiversity and marine turtle habitat (over three years).

$200,000

2010 • 3 years 1 month • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To support a collaborative program that designs, tests, and monitors the effectiveness of site-based ecosystem based approaches to climate change adaptation in Cambodia (over two years).

$400,000

2010 • 3 years 2 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To implement stronger environmental practices in Chinese investment and business operations overseas and in China, while simultaneously promoting sustainable development (over two years).

$400,000

2009 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support of maintenance resilience to address climate change in priority landscapes of the Colombian Andes-Amazon Piedmont (over three years).

$1,000,000

2008 • 2 years 1 month • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To establish the Environmental and Livelihoods Adaptation Network (over eighteen months).

$235,000

2008 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To implement sustainable mechanisms for indigenous communities to protect resources in the Abanico de Pastaza wetland from hydrocarbon exploration (over three years).

$750,000

2008 • 4 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To strengthen biological corridors for biodiversity conservation in Bhutan (over three years).

$450,000

2008 • 3 years 4 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To prepare the KCA Management Council for the sustainable management of the Kangchenjunga Conservation Area (over three years).

$250,000

2007 • 2 years 10 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support of an assessment of climate change vulnerability and impact of the freshwater and forest ecosystems in the Lower Mekong focal area (over two years).

$250,000

2006 • 2 years 6 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support of a climate change vulnerability assessment for coastal and marine conservation in Madagascar (over two years).

$300,000

2006 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support of enhanced governance and technical capacity to manage public and private conservation areas in the Upper Putumayo watershed in Colombia (over three years).

$575,000

2006 • 4 years 11 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To improve the forest allocation and management process in southern Lao PDR and to build long-term capacity in forest management and planning in the Lower Mekong focal area (over three years).

$200,000

2005 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support of improved fisheries management and protection of Abanico del Pastaza wetlands in Northern Peru (over three years).

$350,000

2005 • 5 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To explore measures of the effectiveness of the conservation community in addressing the social dimensions of conservation (over three years).

$300,000

2005 • 3 years 3 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support to facilitate the formal establishment of the first-ever community-managed protected area in Nepal (over three years).

$700,000

2005 • 3 years 9 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To assist the Royal Government of Bhutan in strengthening the corridor system that connects the protected areas of Bhutan into a single continuous landscape (over three years).

$150,000

2004 • 2 years 4 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

For activities to build the institutional capacity of the primary international conservation organizations working in Africa (over two years).

$500,000

2004 • 2 years 7 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support of a trust fund for sustainable financing of Madagascar's protected areas system (over two years).

$105,000

2003 • 1 year 7 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support of conservation and natural resource management in Peru's Abanico del Río Pastaza wetlands complex.

$125,000

2003 • 3 years 6 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support of a trust fund for sustainable financing of Madagascar's protected areas system (over two years).

$280,000

2003 • 3 years 3 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support of the design and implementation of a regional protected area system in the Upper Putumayo River watershed in Colombia (over three years).

$500,000

2003 • 3 years 7 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

For efforts to strengthen management capacity at two newly established protected areas in the Central Annamite region of Vietnam and Lao (over three years).

$345,000

2002 • 2 years 11 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To assist the government of Nepal in establishing and managing the Kangchenjunga Conservation Area (over three years).

$600,000

2002 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To assist the Royal Government of Bhutan in setting up a management system for the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (over three years).

$300,000

2001 • 3 years 11 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To support biodiversity conservation in central Africa (over three years).

$180,000

2001 • 2 years 8 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To support biodiversity in the flooded forest ecoregion and to implement conservation measures in the Abanico del Pastaza watershed in northeastern Peru (over two years).

$200,000

2001 • 3 years 9 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To support research on coral reef ecosystems and species in aquarium organism collection areas in Indonesia and the South Pacific (over three years).

$200,000

1999 • 1 year

To support research on coastal tourism development in the MesoAmerican Caribbean Reef ecoregion (over two years).

$805,000

1998 • 5 years 4 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To provide fellowships and fund training insitutions in priority countries, and for a regional conservation science training program in Francophone Central Africa (over four years).

$50,000

1998 • 1 year

To support an alliance with the World Bank to broker public policy and private sector practice in tropical countries.

$135,000

1998 • 3 years

To support a study on consumption patterns in the Gamba Complex of protected areas in Gabon (over three years).

$275,000

1998 • 2 years

To develop case studies of management best practices in shrimp aquaculture (over three years).

$375,000

1997 • 1 year

To support a conservation education and training program, management of transborder protected areas in Bhutan, and capacity building in Nepal (over three years).

$50,000

1997 • 1 year

To establish a conservation and sustainable development fellowship program in Papua New Guinea (over two years).

$210,000

1997 • 1 year • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To support a capacity-building program for conservation organizations in Peru and Colombia (over four years).

$16,571

1997 • 1 year

To publish a report on the need for biodiversity preservation in Central Asia.

$235,000

1996 • 1 year

To support a small-grants program in the Indochina region (over four years).

$50,000

1996 • 1 year

To support a small-grants program on migration and reproductive health.

$125,000

1996 • 1 year

To build international cooperation on Atlantic Forest conservation in Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina (over three years).

$150,000

1996 • 1 year

To educate the public about growth management issues in the Florida Keys (over two years).

$310,000

1995 • 1 year

To support a training and technical assistance program to build capacity among conservation NGOs in southeastern Mexico (over four years).

$375,000

1995 • 1 year

To support conservation programs in central Africa (over four years).

$10,000

1995 • 1 year

To support a symposium to establish an environmental business council in Vietnam.

$25,000

1995 • 11 months

To develop a regional strategy for biodiversity conservation in Central Asia.

$180,000

1995 • 1 year

To support community-based management of Taka Bone Rate Marine National Park in South Sulawesi (over three years).

$15,000

1995 • 1 year

To brief the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on national environmental funds.

$5,000

1994 • 1 year

To publish "Conserving Russia's Biological Diversity."

$125,000

1994 • 1 year

To strengthen the Nepali Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation and for a small-grants program in Nepal (over three years).

$405,000

1994 • 1 year

To support a field office in Bhutan and the Forestry Services Division, Bhutan Forestry Institute, Sherubtse College (over three years).

$18,000

1994 • 1 year

To plan a transboundary protected area in the Turtle Islands off the coast of Borneo between the Philippines and Malaysia.

$10,000

1994 • 1 year

For legal and notary fees to establish the Eastern Carpathian Biodiversity Trust Fund, which supports biodiversity conservation for a trinational area in the Eastern Carpathians.

$75,000

1994 • 1 year

To support a small-grants program for conservation action and training in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar (over two years).

$150,000

1993 • 1 year

To support conservation training and education programs for NGOs in the Philippines, and for a feasibility study for the establishment of a permanent international NGO training center at Subic Bay (over three years).

$230,000

1993 • 1 year

To support training programs in organizational development and technical issues for conservation organizations and government agencies in the tropical Andean countries (over three years).

$50,000

1993 • 1 year

To support participation in the Awa Region Planning and Conservation Consortium for a coordinated program of environmental education, sustainable agriculture, resource management, and community development operating in the Choco region on both sides of the Colombia-Ecuador border (over five years).

$185,000

1993 • 1 year

To support a rapid assessment and planning initiative for the protection of the extensive state park system in Russia.

$290,000

1993 • 1 year

To support policy research regarding international trade issues relevant to biodiversity conservation, emphasizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (over three years).

$15,000

1993 • 1 year

To provide legal, financial, and technical advice for the Eastern Carpathians Biodiversity Conservation Trust Fund.

$20,000

1993 • 1 year

To support the creation of a conservation trust fund for Mexico.

$250,000

1992 • 1 year

To provide technical and institutional support to a community-based development initiative among the Miskito Indians along the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua (over three years).

$255,000

1992 • 1 year

To support the Oaxaca conservation program, focusing on community initiatives for conservation and diversified use of natural resources in areas of high biological and cultural diversity (over three years).

$125,000

1992 • 1 year

To coordinate a transborder conservation program in the Misiones Forest of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay (over three years).

$230,000

1992 • 1 year

To support a program of conservation biology and community forestry in East Kalimantan, to design community-based resource management systems, and to develop a national marine conservation education program throughout Indonesia (over three years).

$35,000

1991 • 1 year

To develop and disseminate a technical analysis of the impact of a proposed manual modifying the definition of wetlands in the United States.

$355,000

1991 • 1 year

To support a regional program of conservation action for the Eastern Himalayas (over three years).

$190,000

1991 • 1 year

To support a conservation program in the Caribbean (over three years).

$150,000

1991 • 1 year

To support a debt-for-nature program.

$375,000

1990 • 1 year

To support an integrated conservation program in the Philippines (over three years).

$225,000

1990 • 1 year

For a program of institutional support for conservation organizations in Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa (over three years).

$537,000

1990 • 1 year

To support a conservation program in Madagascar to protect the biodiversity of the country's threatened resources (over three years).

$735,000

1989 • 2 years

To support the tropical Andes program to develop a comprehensive set of conservation and sustainable development activities (over three years).

$530,000

1989 • 2 years 1 month

To support the conservation program in Oaxaca (over three years).

$1,000,000

1988 • 1 year 1 month

To support a combined program for conservation, education, and sustainable development in the island nations of the Carribean, in collaboration with the Nature Conservancy (over three years).

$225,000

1986 • 3 years

To oversee and report on progress of a small-grants program to support conservation efforts in developing nations (over three years).

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