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
THE NEW NORMAL FOR CONSERVATIONISTS DURING COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so many lives around the world. The term “new normal” has been used to describe the ways people have had to adapt to the situation at hand. Although these changes can be difficult, WWF-Myanmar will always work to ensure that conservation work is front and center. There is hope that we wonʻt go back to “business as usual”, by taking the same actions that have gotten us into this ...
SPEAKING UP FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
UNDERSTANDING TANINTHARYI'S ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES Kawthaung is located 800 miles from Yangon at Myanmar’s southern tip – right on the border with Thailand. It is a lively town: the streets are filled with people and the constant hum of motorbikes. Off the coastline lie beautiful islands, which attract local and international tourists. Apart from tourism, fishing and palm oil are the backbones of the economy.
ACCESS TO ENERGY: FROM DREAM TO REALITY
Off-grid hydro and solar are lighting up rural communities.At a waterfall in the middle of a dense forest in Kayin State, a group of people are at work. They are wielding ropes, bamboo poles and other equipment. A young man wades into the water. He reaches the deepest point and measures its depth with a bamboo pole. Then he grabs a rope and measures the width of the waterfall. Others are throwing a plastic ...
CLEAN WATER IS OUR DEFENCE AGAINST COVID-19 AND OTHER SERIOUS, WATER-BORNE ENDEMIC DISEASES
Handwashing with clean water is a critical line of defense against COVID-19 infection, underlining how important it is to ensure water for all. However water does not come from a tap: we must protect and restore healthy rivers.