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60 years of action in Africa

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We have worked with partners and communities to ensure Indigenous people like the Maasai in Kenya lead conservation efforts and areas.

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Many Indigenous peoples and local communities around the world continue to be denied their rightful say and role in the future of their ancestral territories.

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And with communities and governments in East and Central Africa, mountain gorilla numbers have increased by 25% in 10 years.

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Wildlife populations around the world* have seen an alarming 68% decline on average in the past five decades.

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Together with local communities around the Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas in the Central African Republic, we’ve established an ecotourism programme that both helps critically endangered western lowland gorillas and boosts livelihoods.

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Poaching, the illicit bushmeat trade, unsustainable logging and recurring political instability remain a threat to the local communities, who rely on nature.

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And local communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 12,000 hectares of forest have been planted outside the Virunga National Park – offering a sustainable and legal alternative to taking charcoal from the protected area.

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Too much charcoal is still coming from Virunga – we need to double these fuelwood plantations in the next five years.

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And together with partners and Madagascar’s ministry for education, we have set up 750 environmental clubs for young people since 1992.

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We need even more youth engagement to keep protecting the unique biodiversity of Madagascar from deforestation and climate change.

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We have helped 21 wetlands in Madagascar gain recognition as sites of international importance – committing the government to safeguard these vital wildernesses for people and wildlife.

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There are still many biodiversity-rich wetlands around the world that must be safeguarded.

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And thanks to many partners, local communities in Namibia are managing their own natural resources in 87 conservancies covering 20% of the country – benefitting both people and wildlife.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused communities to lose vital tourism income, jeopardizing their ability to manage and protect their wildlife.

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We worked with the government of Cameroon and partners to create and manage 11 protected areas covering over 2 million hectares.

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These protected areas – so vital for Indigenous peoples and local communities – face increasing threats from agricultural expansion, poaching and the illegal ivory trade.

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We successfully called on the Zambian government to protect the Luangwa River and halt the development of a damaging hydropower dam.

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80% of freshwater ecosystems in Zambia remain unprotected – more action is needed to protect these vitally important environments for people and wildlife.

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Elephant populations in Tanzania have bounced back by 40% in five years after strong efforts to tackle poaching.

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The threat of wildlife crime hasn’t gone away, and human-elephant conflict is increasing.

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We’ve put sustainable seafood firmly on the menu in South Africa by influencing consumer choices, business policies and fishing practices.

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Unsustainable fishing has left fish stocks dangerously depleted and the oceans’ natural systems in trouble.

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And by working closely with the government, businesses and civil society, we’ve made sustainable palm oil production the norm in Gabon.

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We need to maintain this commitment as the industry grows, and ensure that local communities benefit.

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We’ve provided solar electricity to hundreds of households as well as schools, clinics and businesses in Uganda, in partnership with the government – helping to benefit people, nature and the climate.

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A majority of Uganda’s population still depend on other fuels for lighting, leading to health problems, CO2 emissions and conflicts over natural resources.

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iMara Magazine



iMara is a publication by WWF Africa which is packed with colorful stories and pictures written by the people and about the people working on inclusive conservation in Africa.

Africa is more than a beautiful place to visit. It is our home. It is home to nearly a billion people. It is home to thriving biodiversity that continues to fascinate us all. We stand firm with nature and Africa. More importantly, we face forward to a future we are co-creating with you today.

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Celebrating 60 years together

Our commemorative publication offers a massive thank you to everyone who has been part of the WWF journey over the past 60 years! Read on to see how much we have achieved together with colleagues, partners and supporters – and insights on the many challenges still to be overcome.
WWF 60 years publication