The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
- WWF Global
- Central African Republic
- Central America
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- European Policy Office
Coastal communities are the de facto stewards of the region’s coastlines and our partners in ocean and marine conservation.
However, these resources are under extreme pressure from poor fisheries management, competing industrial uses and the amplifying effects of climate change.
This makes them powerful custodians of their natural environment. However, given the scale of the challenges they face, it is unfair and unrealistic to expect them to restore and preserve their local ecosystems without support from the global community.
We follow a five-point plan for embedding sustainable and inclusive natural resource management through community-led projects at sub-seascape level.
As part of our Seascape Approach, these empowered communities can contribute to integrated ocean governance by making credible contributions to regional policy discussions while advocating for their needs to be considered in governance decisions.