The accreditation of WWF as a GEF Project Agency represents a huge opportunity to scale up WWF and country projects, programs, and relationships, to achieve transformational impacts in a new way. As a GEF agency, WWF’s goal is to help GEF member countries develop strategic solutions that address their complex environmental challenges.

The WWF GEF agency portfolio comprises transformational projects from around the globe. There are national and regional projects in Latin America and Asia, including two projects that are part of globally focused GEF programs. In Africa, ongoing discussions are being held regarding a number of potential projects. All WWF GEF projects reflect the WWF GEF strategy by being either a WWF response to demands from a national authority, or a strategic initiative developed jointly with the GEF Secretariat and other agencies.

Promoting Dryland Sustainable Landscapes and Biodiversity Conservation in the Eastern Steppe of Mongolia
This project aims to reverse and prevent dryland ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss while securing environmental benefits and sustainable livelihoods

Coral Reef Rescue: Resilient Coral Reefs, Resilient Communities
This project will build capacity and solutions for safeguarding globally significant climate resilient coral reefs to ensure long-term ecosystem survival in the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Tanzania, and Madagascar

Managing Watersheds for Enhanced Resilience of Communities to Climate Change in Nepal (MaWRiN)
The objective of this project is to enhance climate resilience in the Marin watershed through nature-based solutions and livelihood diversification.

Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Improving Forest Landscape Planning in Bago Region, Myanmar
This project aims to improve landscape-level land-use planning and promote community land management for conservation of biodiversity, including Asian elephants.

Blue Horizon: Ocean Relief through Seaweed Aquaculture in Viet Nam and Philipines
The objective of this project is to create new sustainable seaweed value chains that will deliver ecosystem services and provide socioeconomic benefits

Collaborative platform for African nature-based tourism enterprises, conservation areas and local communities – a response to COVID-19
The project seeks to facilitate funding access to local communities, conservation areas and nature-based tourism

Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation through Sustainable Tourism in Colombia
In Protected Areas and strategic ecosystems in the tourism sector in the San Andres, Old Providence and Santa Catalina Islands

Sustainable Luangwa: Securing Luangwa’s water resources for shared socioeconomic and environmental benefits
This will be achieved through integrated catchment management

Investment Readiness for the Landscape Resilience Fund
The project will mobilize private sector investment by developing bankable adaptation projects

Financial Tools for Small Scale Fishers in Melanesia
The project will improve resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change in Fiji and Papua New Guinea

Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management in the Ecuadorian Amazon Region
The project will work at both regional and local levels in two priority landscapes.

Strengthening Conservation and Resilience of Globally-significant Wild Cat Landscapes in India
This project will focus on small cat and leopard conservation

Integrated Management of Cameroon’s Forest Landscapes in the Congo Basin
This project aims to secure biological integrity and increase economic opportunities and livelihoods for forest dependent people.

Sustainable Land Management in the Churia Range; Nepal
The project promotes sustainable land and forest management practices alongside local community groups

Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration in Tanzania’s Forest Landscapes
The project components will  contribute to the preservation of ecosystem services in some of Tanzania’s key agricultural growth areas

Securing a Living Amazon through Landscape Connectivity in Central Guyana
Guyana’s ASL Child Project will strengthen and improve landscape connectivity through the establishment of conservation areas

Adaptive Management and Learning for the Commodities IAP
The Global Impacts Platform is a component of the Adaptive Management & Learning (A&L) Project

Land Degradation Neutrality Fund Technical Assistance Facility
The project will provide project preparedness and technical assistance services to build a strong portfolio of transformative projects

Integrated Landscape Management to Secure Nepal’s Protected Areas and Critical Corridors
The project provides a landscape management approach in the Terai Arc Landscape

Expanding and Consolidating Madagascar’s Marine Protected Areas Network
The project works on tripling the number of Marine Protected Areas and strengthening their management

Improving Mangrove Conservation Across the Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape (ETPS)
through Coordinated Regional and National Strategy Development and Implementation

Securing the Future of Peru’s Natural Protected Areas
The project will create a mechanism to provide long-term financial sustainability to Peru’s Amazon protected area

Generating Responsible Demand for Reduced Deforestation Commodities
The project will contribute to the improved management of 23 million hectares of forest and grassland and mitigate 117.5 million tons of C02

Eco-system Approach to Fisheries Management in Eastern Indonesia
This project protects Indonesia’s coastal fisheries from overfishing, destructive fishing practices, and damaging terrestrial practices

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