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1 WWF For an introduction Jahorina

2 What WWF is World Wide Fund for Nature (formerly World Wildlife Fund) In the US still World Wildlife Fund The World s leading independent conservation organisation Working for People and Nature

3 A bit of history In 1960, Sir Huxley went to East Africa to advise UNESCO on wildlife conservation in the area. He was appalled at what he saw. On his return to London, he wrote three articles for The Observer newspaper in which he warned the British public that habitat was being destroyed and animals hunted at such a rate that much of the region's wildlife could disappear within the next 20 years.

4 A bit of history 1961, a crucial year Preparatory Group, to "establish plans for a world fundraising organization to work in collaboration with existing bodies to bring massive financial support to the conservation movement on an international scale" Name World Wildlife Fund chosen Panda design created by Peter Scott The Prince of the Netherlands first patron, then President of WWF 11 September 1961 : WORLD WILDLIFE FUND registered as a Foundation in Zürich (Switzerland)

5 A bit of history The initial purpose: for the conservation of world fauna, flora, forests, landscape, water, soils and other natural resources

6 WWF today In less then 5 decades, WWF has become the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations

7 WWF today WWF today

8 WWF Mission TO STOP THE DEGRADATION OF THE PLANET'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 Promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption

9 Conservation priorities WHAT? WHERE? FORESTS SPECIES FRESHWATER TOXICS OCEANS & COASTS CLIMATE CHANGE GLOBAL 200 ECOREGIONS WHAT + WHERE = WWF'S GLOBAL CONSERVATION PRIORITIES

10 Guiding principles be global, independent, multi-cultural and non-party political use the best available scientific information to address issues and critically evaluate all its endeavours seek dialogue and avoid unnecessary confrontation build concrete conservation solutions through a combination of field-based projects, policy, capacity building and education

11 Guiding principles involve local communities and indigenous peoples in the planning and execution of its field programmes, respecting their cultural as well as economic needs strive to build partnerships with other organizations, governments, business and local communities to enhance its effectiveness run its operations in a cost-effective manner and apply donors funds according to the highest standards of accountability

12 to conserve the natural wealth of the Mediterranean and to promote the sustainable use of resources for the benefit ( of all

13 LIVING NERETVA - ŽIVJETI NERETVU

14 14 CILJ PROJEKTA Opći cilj (vizija) projekta je osiguranje zaštite prirode i održivog razvoja u području sliva rijeke Neretve, kao osnove za dugoročni napredak u regiji Direktni cilj projekta je doprinijeti razvoju integralnog upravljanja slivom Neretve, u oblasti povezivanja upravljanja vodama i zaštite bioraznolikosti Upravljati prirodnim resursima sliva Neretve sukladno principima i kriterijima Okvirne direktive o vodama (WFD) i Direktive o staništima (HD)

15 AKTIVNOSTI PROJEKTA Formiranje radnih grupa (WG): HD sa ciljem utvrđivanja najbolje metodologije i akcionog plana za identificiranje vrijednosti bioraznolikosti i hotspots u slivu Neretve, sukladno standardima HD (kasnije LH projekt) WFD EF sa ciljem utvrđivanja najbolje metodologije i akcionog plana za identificiranje ekološkog protoka (i odnosnog upravljanja vodama) koji će očuvati prirodne karakteristike rijeke WFD EE sa ciljem utvrđivanja najbolje metodologije i akcionog plana za identificiranje ekonomske /gospodarstvene vrijednosti različitih mogućnosti upravljanja vodama i okolišnih potencijala Neretve

16 Predstaviti ukratko tekuću fazu WWF- Living Neretva - projekta GLAVNI CILJ: Cilj radionice Predstaviti odabranu metodologiju i rezultate prethodne faze projekta na rijeci Trebižat; Predstaviti HTML smjernice za proces računanja ekološki prihvatljiv protok i dobiti smjernice za poboljšanje istih; Odabrati metodologiju(e) naredne faze projekta na rijeci Vrbanji; OJAČATI KAPACITETE U OBA BiH ENTITETA i najaviti naredne zadatke EF radne grupe (do kraja juna/lipnja 2009)

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