World Wildlife Fund

Field Guide

Natural and Nature-Based Flood Management: A Green Guide

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), in partnership with the US Agency for International Development Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), developed this guide (the "Flood Green Guide") to support communities at a local level in using natural and nature-based methods for flood risk management. An interdisciplinary global team developed the Flood Green Guide with a specific focus on advancing the development and application of natural and nature-based methods for managing flood risk.

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Hariyo Ban (“Green Forests”)

The five-year, $39 million Hariyo Ban project falls under the U.S. Government’s Global Climate Change Initiative, and is designed to reduce threats to the country’s ecosystems through interventions in two critical bio-diverse areas covering over a third of the country: the Terai Arc Landscape and the Chitwan-Annapurna Landscape. The project is designed to help communities build resilience to adverse effects of climate change and improve the livelihoods of Nepal’s most impoverished communities.

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Collaborative Management for a Sustainable Fisheries Future in Senegal

Senegal’s fisheries play a critical role in food security, livelihoods, and local and national economic growth. Fisheries products constitute 12.3 % of export earnings and 1.3 percent of Senegal’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (not including post-harvest activities such as marketing, artisanal and industrial processing and inland captures). Further, about 600,000 people are directly or indirectly employed in the fisheries sector. Senegal is also one of the biggest fish consuming countries in the world, with annual per capita fish consumption of 26 kilograms (Kg).

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Coral Triangle Support Partnership

USAID funded the Coral Triangle Support Partnership (CTSP) as a platform from which the combined experience and technical depth of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Conservation International (CI) could be brought to support the six nations of the Coral Triangle (Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines – the CT6).

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Marine Protected Areas Governance Program

Indonesia is located at the epicenter of the Coral Triangle – an area of outstanding marine biodiversity including the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. In 2007, then Indonesian President Yudhoyono initiated a multilateral partnership to safeguard the region’s extraordinary marine and coastal biological resources. Coral reefs are habitats for the majority of fish caught by coastal fishers and support millions of jobs and subsistence livelihoods in Indonesia.

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Transboundary Water for Biodiversity and Human Health in the Mara River Basin

The TWB-MRB project was a collaborative effort between Florida International University (FIU), WWF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Programme Office (WWF-ESARPO), World Vision International, CARE Tanzania, and the Mara River Water Resource Users Association (MRWUA) to support numerous governmental and local partners in the development and implementation of a basin-scale integrated water resources management plan in the trans-boundary Mara River Basin of Kenya and Tanzania. The project began in October of 2005 and extended through September of 2012.

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Conservation and Adaptation in Asia's High Mountain Landscapes and Communities Project

This project is working to facilitate technical and policy dialogue on high mountain landscape management in the face of climate change. This will help prepare communities to address key vulnerabilities to climate change, conserve snow leopards as a critical indicator of Asia’s high mountain landscape health, and provide practical and measurable demonstrations that advance a vision for water security and sustainable mountain development across Asia.

The principal objectives of this project include: