Cries for help reach us every day from countless protected areas. The corona pandemic is a global medical, economic and social crisis. The spread of the Covid 19 virus has left many people in existential need. Those who work in nature conservation and tourism lose their jobs. This means that entire families are often left without a source of income. There are generally no government aid programs.
Poaching could increase because the local population has no other way of surviving. The plight of human beings directly affects nature conservation and, in the worst-case scenario, pushes threatened species back to the brink of extinction. We have to help people in this crisis. In this way, we also ensure that decades of nature conservation work together with the communities is not destroyed by Corona.
Another serious impact of the corona crisis is that medical care is at a standstill in many remote regions – especially where it is most needed. The risk of a corona pathogen spreading to the villagers inside could be a catastrophe for people living in close community and suffering from poverty. The health stations in the villages need to be quickly equipped with emergency care.
Support the WWF protected areas worldwide, which are acutely threatened by the corona crisis. Secure together with us the medical care of the people and the jobs of the gamekeepers: inside. This is how we prevent the impending poverty together, contain poaching and thus conserve biodiversity. Thank you for your help in a crisis that hits us all hard.
The World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) is one of the largest and most experienced conservation organizations in the world and is active in more than 100 countries. Around five million sponsors support him worldwide. The WWF global network has 90 offices in more than 40 countries. Around the world, employees are currently carrying out 1,300 projects to conserve biodiversity.
Nature conservation concerns us all. The preservation of intact habitats and the preservation of wild animal and plant species are an essential necessity for the survival of mankind.
The WWF has been committed to the conservation of biodiversity worldwide for more than 50 years. The private, independent nature conservation organization is active in more than 100 countries and is supported by around five million sponsors.
The most important instruments of WWF nature conservation work are the designation of protected areas and the sustainable, i.e. nature-friendly use of our natural assets. The WWF is also committed to reducing pollution and wasteful consumption at the expense of nature.
Worldwide, WWF Germany is committed to nature conservation in 21 international project regions. The focus is on the preservation of the last large forest areas on earth – both in the tropics and temperate regions – the fight against climate change, the commitment to living seas and the preservation of rivers and wetlands worldwide. WWF Germany also carries out numerous projects and programs in Germany.
The goal of the WWF is clear: If we can permanently preserve the greatest possible diversity of habitats, we can also save a large part of the world’s animal and plant species – and at the same time preserve the network of life that also supports us humans.
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