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
Forests cover 82% of the Dawna Tenasserim landscape and serve as important refuges for many wildlife species, including some that are critically endangered or endemic. The Dawna Tenasserim landscape is recognized as one of the Earth’s most biologically significant areas for biodiversity conservation and is one of WWF’s 9 priority places around the world. Ethnic minorities and indigenous groups are an important part of the Dawna Tenasserim, serving in many cases as stewards of the landscape their ancestors have lived in for centuries.
Diversity under threat
The seven, possibly eight cat species--little evidence exists that the fishing cats exist in the Dawna Tenassrim--are holding on despite intense pressure from poaching for the illegal wildlife trade, habitat loss due to land clearing for agriculture, poorly planned infrastructure and retaliation for killing livestock. And they are following a depressing trend of decline in large cats across Asia, such as the recent declaration that leopards are now extinct in neighbouring Laos.
WWF’s 8-point action plan to save the Land of the Cats
1) increased investment for conservation and enforcement in critical feline areas
2) increased feline biodiversity surveys
3) identification and protection of wildlife corridors
4) strengthening of ranger units on both sides of the border
5) increased engagement with local communities
6) high level protection of vital wildlife habitat
7) transboundary approach for monitoring and protection of felines
8) close cooperation with national and regional infrastructure planning agencies.
Our mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. We want to ensure that the world’s most important fisheries and ocean ecosystems are productive and resilient and improve livelihoods and biodiversity; the most iconic and endangered species are secured and recovering in the wild; the integrity of our most important forests, including their benefits to human well-being, is enhanced and maintained; freshwater ecosystems and flow regimes provide water for people and nature; a global shift toward a low carbon and climate resilient future is achieved; and that sustainable food systems conserve nature and maintain food security.SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER