Human activity is putting immense pressure on many wildlife populations both on land and sea. WWF is focused on helping to reverse this trend by using science and innovation to help revive their numbers, but we need your help to support these initiatives.
Our crowdfunding project spotlights seven threatened species vital to our ecosystem that are facing an uncertain future. Help us save these species from extinction!
Why: Rapid human encroachment on elephant habitats in Tanzania is sparking human-elephant conflict that has led to the killing of these majestic animals.
Goal: Expand a pilot programme for farmers in Africa to grow chili fences to keep elephants away from farmers’ crops.
Why: Purchase and maintain 100 camera traps in Bhutan’s Paro Forest Division to be used for tracking and identifying individual tigers and monitoring illegal poaching.
Goal: To double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022 – the next Chinese year of the tiger.
Why: Indonesia has the highest number of sharks netted globally, with 72 per cent taken as bycatch
Goal: Purchase Electronic Shield System technology to reduce shark bycatch by 20 per cent.
Why: Development in the Yangtze Basin region is fragmenting forests, isolating panda populations and decreasing the chances and quality of panda breeding.
Goal: Improve the state of pandas’ crucial habitats outside nature reserves, particularly in areas that serve as a panda corridor between nature reserves.
Why: Reduce the number of sea turtle bycatch in the region
Goal: Work with Vietnamese fisheries in the adoption of circle hook fishing gear as the means to significantly reduce bycatch of vulnerable and endangered turtle species.
Why: Heavy marine traffic and ongoing reclamation on South Lantau waters is putting even more pressure on the highly vulnerable Chinese white dolphin population.
Goal: To continue monitoring the effects of construction development on Chinese white dolphin and finless porpoise by tracking their distribution and behaviour in the area.
Why: Protect Myanmar’s endangered gibbons from electrocution due to new uninsulated powerlines being set up in rural villages
Goal: Raise funds to install insulation on powerline projects in Myanmar villages
Why: The Indonesian island of Sumatra has lost 55% of its natural forest cover that hundreds of species rely on, including the endangered Sumatran tiger and four other big cat species.
Goal: Help us rebuild Sumatra’s forest by planting 2,000 trees in Rimbang Baling.
Why: Our planet needs your support to educate the next generation to save nature. Support nature clubs for Myanmar’s children.
Goal: To support 936 Myanmar children to enroll in a 13-week environmental education programme