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Women in their dugout canoes fishing with gill nets. Wangi Wangi, Wakatobi, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. 12 November 2009

© Jürgen Freund / WWF

Beyond talk – time for action: Integrating people into conservation

Greater effort is needed to make people part of the equation in conservation projects. This will increase local support and the effectiveness of conservation That’s the main conclusion of a study ‘Understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation,’ recently published in the journal Biological Conservation. In the study, an international group of scientists outlines the need

Bajau Laut sea gypsies living on houses on stilts by the sea in Pulau Gaya, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia. 14 June 2009

Ecosystem Services and Sustainability MOOC

NEW MOOC ON ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM TODAY ON THE COURSERA PLATFORM. We are pleased to announce a new MOOC on Ecosystem Services available immediately on the Coursera platform, produced by the University of Geneva, the Geneva Water Hub, the Luc Hoffmann Institute and the Natural Capital Project. Is this course for me? This MOOC is for anybody interested in mastering the

Lulu Hamisi (5 years old) and her sister Zaitum Hamisi (18 years old) collect water from an unfinished, overflowing borehole funded by WWF, Ihahi viallge, Ruaha catchment, Tanzania.

© Brent Stirton / Getty Images / WWF-UK

Shared risk – key to guiding action on water, food and energy

The Sustainable Development Goals challenge markets, regulators and practitioners to identify where and how to act to achieve water, food and energy security. This challenge calls for responses that are coordinated among the water, food and energy sectors and applied at the appropriate scale – local, national, regional or global. Yet compromise and cooperation between

Alpha da Silva Rodrigues (convoy volunteer of the Caravana Mergulhao, a boat which takes environmental education workshops to remote fishing communities),  and her colleagues show Rebeca Kritsch, from WWF-Brazil, the map marking the main breeding and managed lakes around Silves. Community Ecotourism and Floodplain Resources Management in Silves, part of one of the WWF Freshwater projects sponsored by HSBC. Amazonas State, Brazil

Consultancy – Training of Trainers Workshop on Causal Loop Diagrams

The Linked Indicators for Vital Ecosystem Services (LIVES) project is a research project initiated by the Luc Hoffmann Institute and WWF with funding from the Nomis and Mava Foundations. The first phase of this project (2014-2016) has developed and tested an integrated approach for developing and linking indicators using scientific analysis and stakeholder inputs to

Lion mature male approaching - wide angle perspective (Panthera leo), Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.

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Do you speak lion?

In the 21st century conservations problems seem to be getting more complex and inter-connected, involving the interactions between both natural and social systems. One potential answer to addressing these problems is the more effective engagement of social sciences into conservation theory and practice but in a recent paper, Professor Bill Adams, Moran Professor of Conservation