WWF’s objective is to help business dynamics fit the conservation objectives in the Congo Basin and advocate for preservation of the region’s natural capital which can provide equitable benefits to all.
WHAT WE DO
At international levels WWF lobbies financial institutions and major firms to promote sustainable practices with reduced environmental impact as well as more transparency and equity in the decision-making process.
In Central Africa, we work with regional bodies such as the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS/CEEAC) and the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) to address key sectors such as extractives industries, infrastructures and agribusinesses such as palm oil, and we promote Green Economy as a normative framework for all such activities.
At country levels, we work with governments to ensure that national development policies and land-use planning processes take biodiversity conservation into account, and that agreed land-use planning is respected.
We engage with the private sector to promote international environmental and social standards such as the “Equator Principles”, an environmental risk management framework, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which guarantees environmental, social and economic sustainability of logging activities, and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which helps minimise the impact of agro-industries.
Inside and around extractive sites, WWF works with companies to:
- Identify critical conservation areas and establish “no-go zones”
- Support wildlife management plans
- Combat poaching