Accelerating Coastal Community-led Conservation
The WWF Coastal Communities Initiative works with Indigenous Peoples and local communities, regional networks, government authorities and non-profits to accelerate and scale coastal community-led conservation.
Over the past few decades, WWF and some 700 local and international partners have supported coastal community-led conservation in 29 countries. Despite significant and wide-ranging successes, progress has been incremental. At this pace, we will not build the resilience of coastal communities and of the natural systems they depend upon. We need a global movement that can accelerate the implementation of successful coastal community-led conservation at the necessary scale.
It is not much about the ocean, it is in the way we use the ocean that has changed.
Who is this site for?
If you are a coastal community leader, marine conservation practitioner, government official or development funder and want to help drive coastal community-led conservation, this site is for you.What we do
By 2030, the Coastal Communities Initiative will secure at least 4 million km2 of critical coastal ecosystems vital to the food security and livelihoods of millions of vulnerable people.
Since 2020, the Coastal communities initiative impact has been far-reaching: