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Poverty and Conservation

WWF’s Policy on Poverty and Conservation was adopted in 2009. It reaffirms WWF’s commitment to embracing a pro-poor approach to conservation to strive to find equitable solutions for people and the environment and enable local people to play a key part in sustainable development.  

 

WWF defines poverty as encompassing not only physiological deprivation (non-fulfilment of basic needs, lack of income, ill-health, etc.), but also social deprivation and vulnerability (lack of access to natural resources, discrimination, lack of voice and power, gender inequities, etc.). WWF, therefore, sees its work on poverty as wide-ranging and requiring coordinated action at all levels, from the field to the global policy arena. 

 

This policy reaffirms WWF’s commitment to embracing a pro-poor approach to conservation to strive to find equitable solutions for people and the environment. It reflects our dedication to making special efforts to enable local people to play a key part in crafting solutions for sustainable development.

 

 Link to Policy