WWF is one of the world's largest independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
Around the world, WWF focuses its efforts towards achieving six major goals related to forests, oceans, wildlife, food, climate & energy, and freshwater, and three key drivers of environmental problems – markets, finance and governance.
WWF, through its global Forest Practice community, aims for a world enriched by extensive, resilient forest landscapes benefiting biodiversity, people and climate. By 2030, the Forest Practice aims to contribute to the following major outcomes:
- 50% of the world’s forests are effectively protected or under improved management
- Deforestation has been halted
- 350 million hectares of forest landscapes are restored
Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) is an important pillar of WWF’s work to achieve its global goals. WWF is working with governments, communities, NGOs, private sector and a range of other partners to catalyse the implementation of Bonn Challenge commitments on the ground. This includes building on the experiences and lessons learnt from implementing FLR to date, and by identifying and leveraging growing political and financial opportunities to deliver FLR at scale. In Africa, this includes providing technical, policy and other strategic inputs to the AFR100 Initiative, and by supporting member countries and local partners to develop national and landscape level FLR strategies, mobilise resources and implement FLR programmes as a contribution to the 100 million hectare target.