The key philosophy of the Programme is not only to act as a funder, but to be an active agent in better connecting freshwater species conservation knowledge and action to those on the ground working to conserve rivers and lakes and defend the rights of local communities. The overarching aspiration is to build a stronger, more cohesive movement conserving Earth’s life supporting freshwater ecosystems, and to apply this framework in priority watersheds.
We are seeking individuals, foundations, and businesses to join us in addressing what is unquestionably one of the great conservation challenges of our time.
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WWF, 2016. Living Planet Report 2016, WWF International
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