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
WWF works with our partners in 86 communal conservancies and 43 community forests, areas that collectively cover 23% of the land in Namibia and have a significant impact on lives and livelihoods, conservation and community development. Most communal conservancies also abut national parks and protected areas, thus extending the impact on species and landscape conservation.
Our work encompasses large landscape conservation areas, including the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA), the largest terrestrial conservation area in the world, providing ecological connectivity across national parks and protected areas in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. We also support the MEFT to strengthen conservation efforts in the Zambezi, an area in Namibia that is key to cross-boundary movement of wildlife within KAZA.
WWF is driving large landscape conservation efforts in the Zambezi Region through the Integrated Conservation Planning for the Zambezi Region, in Namibia’s northwest with the proposed Skeleton Coast to Etosha Legacy Landscape initiative, and by supporting the development of a future conservation landscape that will link the Khaudum National Park, neighbouring farms, and conservancies in Namibia with the Ngamiland landscape in Botswana.
With 70% of Namibia’s wildlife living outside of national parks, WWF is also focused on providing support for freehold (private or commercial) farms to encourage landscape connectivity and the growth and range expansion of important wildlife species.
We are expanding our work to include support for projects and programmes that work with communities, government, and other conservation partners to develop a deeper understanding and protection of wild dogs and their den site, brown hyenas along the coast and spotted hyenas in the northwest, to provide community-based game guard monitoring and protection of pangolin, the world’s most heavily trafficked animals, and to protect the breeding and feeding sites of ground hornbills and vultures, respectively.