+$No Plastic in Nature
+$One dump truck full of plastic waste enters our ocean every minute. That’s 8 million tons of plastic every year impacting marine wildlife and people.
+$“We need to shut off the faucet of plastic that is leaking into our environment,” saidNik Sekhran+$, chief conservation officer at WWF-US. “Embracing a holistic approach from design to disposal will put us on a path toward transforming the entire value chain and get us closer to our goal of no plastic in nature.”
+$The WWF Report自然界中没有塑料：商业参与的实用指南+$examines the scope and causes of the plastic waste crisis and offers a clear and pragmatic guide for businesses to lead the much-needed plastics revolution.
+$Fishing is one of the most significant drivers of declines in ocean wildlife. WWF is working around the world to scale improvements in fishing, reduce the catch of iconic ocean wildlife, and eliminate incentives for illegal fishing.
+$WWF recognizes the Marine Stewardship Council standard as the leading certification program for wild-caught fisheries but not all fishing is ready for certification. WWF developed the+$fishery Improvement Project+$model to fill the gap and draw together stakeholders, assess what needs to improve, identify how the improvements will be made, and ultimately report back on progress. WWF is accelerating the transition by leveraging key pressure points in order to achieve improvements faster, such as working through fishing associations and regional bodies.
+$WWF is also connecting communities with tools that empower local control of resources, with projects in Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to help small-scale fishers secure access and tenure rights, adopt best practices, and use technology to improve reporting and transparency.
+$At the same time, WWF works to stop criminals from stealing from legal fisheries, which renders good management much less effective. WWF works with partners worldwide to close borders in the major seafood importing countries to illegally and unsustainably harvested seafood through government regulatory and voluntary private sector actions.
+$Building Resilient Coastal Ecosystems
+$Where land meets a sea is often a place of spectacular biodiversity and ecological beauty. The coastal zone makes up only 10% of the ocean environment but is home to over 90% of all marine species. Coral reefs and+$mangrove Forests+$provide people and nature with numerous benefits, but we’ve lost half of these ecosystems, and stand to lose even more from the pressures brought on by development and climate change.
+$WWF is working toward the goal of expanding the extent of mangrove cover 20% by the year 2030. This collaboration through the全球红树林联盟+$leverages the knowledge, expertise and ongoing work of local, regional and global organizations to improve management and conservation efforts.
+$Mangrove ecosystems are closely connected to coral reefs, and WWF is focused on saving the reefs that are important to neighboring communities and have the best chance of surviving a warmer, more acidic ocean. From Coastal East Africa to the珊瑚三角+$, WWF is advancing our scientific understanding of coral reefs and creating the tools that support community-led conservation, which includes marine protected areas.
今天，北极+$is experiencing rapid and dramatic transformation. Warming is occurring faster here than anywhere on the planet. As sea ice vanishes, wildlife like polar bears lose vital feeding grounds and the ocean is opened to increased ship traffic and oil and gas exploration, putting nature and people at risk.
+$There are WWF staff on the ground in seven of the eight Arctic nations and we’ve been on-the-ground for 25 years, supporting local communities and collaborating with experts in science, policy, and planning. We work to strengthen Arctic-wide governance, advance climate-smart, sustainable development, and secure permanent protection for ecologically critical areas.
+$In addition to promoting good stewardship of some of the richest and most biologically diverse areas of the US Arctic, such as the Bering Strait and Bristol Bay, WWF is working through the Arctic Council, an intergovernmental forum made up of the eight Arctic nations, to protect wildlife and subsistence harvesting by securing inter-connected and well-managed protected areas throughout the Arctic.