The paper identifies the drivers of land conversion from natural habitats to other uses and examines the extent to which land conversion leads to the loss of wildlife and tourism incomes.
The illegal trade of timber, fish and wildlife is facilitated by corruption and weak governance across the public and private sectors, 90% of the financial losses are from ecosystem services not priced by the market.
A 15-second video of a family of elephants got over 20,000 views, 160 shares and 156 saves. The responses to this post are reassuring that we can work together to save these beautiful animals from extinction.
The World Bank-led Global Wildlife Program is adding 13 more projects and 10 additional countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America going towards curbing illegal wildlife trade and promoting wildlife-based economies.
Poachers have decimated the elephant population in Mozambique’s Niassa National Reserve, but Niassa’s rangers are determined to save them from extinction. Rangers reveal what it takes to protect them.
GWP Program Manager Claudia Sobrevila and the IFC’s Leeanne Alonso helped kick-start this network so women working on conservation projects can share their ideas and learn from others doing the same work.
Through community-based enterprises, the World Bank is helping Malawi to improve livelihoods of local communities, manage forests, and help reduce human-wildlife conflict.