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
Empowering coastal communities
The ocean face a number of challenges that threaten their sustainability and put at risk both marine life and the habitats and services they provide, such as illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, bycatch of protected species, overfishing, ghost gear, and pollution, among others.
We seek to empower coastal communities as agents of change that actively promote the conservation of the sea and its species through environmental education from daily actions in their lives and the involvement of projects.
Non-formal: Since 2016, the Festimar: Festival for the conservation of the sea and its species, has been developed with the support of local municipalities and the Multisectoral Commission for Environmental Management of the Coastal Marine Environment (COMUMA), in which more than 40 institutions participate. This is an event in which, from a playful experience, both boys and girls from coastal communities and their families learn to conserve protected marine species, avoid marine pollution and practice fishing and responsible consumption.
Effective participation and search for consensus: through the Forum for Fisheries and Aquaculture (FPAS) we gather representatives of the artisanal fisheries, industries, academic sectors, officials, among others and, through horizontal dialogue, they debate and learn about various issues of relevance to fishing in the country.
Building capacities to prevent and address conflicts: Through a manual and a virtual course aimed at public officials of the artisanal fishing sector where they learn tools to address and prevent socio-environmental conflicts.
Equity promotion: Our projects will seek, progressively, to achieve equity among participants and will promote the equal involvement of men and women who work in the fishing sector.