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
CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES
Over the past 40 years it is estimated that human activities have wiped out up to half of the planet’s wildlife. In many places this has meant the extinction of some of the world’s most iconic animals. Much of Myanmar’s wildlife still thrives, but its future is at a crossroads.Learn More
Every second a forested area the size of a football field is razed from our earth. Though deforestation rates in Myanmar are among the highest in the world, this country still has some of the most extensive forest cover in the whole of Southeast Asia.Learn More
RIVERS AT RISK
Our earth’s once mighty rivers are bowing to the pressures of a growing population. Hope in Myanmar comes in the form of the majestic Ayeyarwady, one of the last long, free-flowing rivers on the entire planet.Learn More
Seven billion people are having a big impact on our planet. CO2 emissions have skyrocketed and consumer goods have left us inundated with litter. Uniquely, Myanmar has a chance to choose a sustainable development journey fueled by clean, green energy.Learn More
FROM THE FIELD
PRODUCING SUSTAINABLE RUBBER IN MYANMAR
In 2018, we took the world's leading tyre companies to Myanmar's rubber-producing region: Tanintharyi. Myanmar can become a leader in sustainable, natural rubber and this can be a great source of income for local communities. Watch our video to see how tyre companies can support and benefit from Myanmar's natural, sustainable rubber.
BAMBOO: CONSERVING FORESTS AND BUILDING HOMES
The villagers are in training; learning the basic skills of bamboo construction. Today they have left their daily work tending betelnut, rubber and fruit plantations to gather in Kyaik Phee Lan and learn this new skill.
FROM FARMER TO FOREST MANAGER
Cardamom seeds grow best at a 50-degree angle. The slope isn’t much of a problem for Saw Demo, but it’s the rainy season and the visiting WWF staff aren’t quite as nimble on the slippery terrain.
BEHIND THE SCENES: LIFE IN MYANMAR'S ISOLATED CAPITAL CITY
Naypyidaw is 4.5 times the size of London but has only a fraction of its population. It is surrounded by jungle, and its roads are usually empty. In 2018 Hanna Helsingen, WWF-Myanmar's Green Economy Programme manager, moved to this bizarre and intriguing capital city to be at the heart of the country's policy action. She shares her insights and experiences.