What WWF is doing 世界自然基金会的拯救行动


疯狂英语·读写版 2020年4期




1. conserve /k?n?s??v/ v. 保护

2. restore /r??st??(r)/ v. 恢复

3. maintain /me?n?te?n/ v. 维持

4. sustain /s??ste?n/ v. 支持;承受;维持

5. steward /?stju??d/ v. 管理

6. fundamental /?f?nd??mentl/ adj. 基本的;根本的

7. drone /dr??n/ n. 无人驾驶飞机

Conserving wildlife is at heart of our mission. We focus on protecting populations of some of the worlds most ecologically, econo?mically, and culturally important species—the survival of which are threatened by poaching, illegal trade and habitat loss. We use the best science available to link on?the?ground work with high?level policy action to create lasting solutions that benefit wild animals as well as the people that live alongside them.

Double the number of tigers

WWF aims to double the worlds wild tiger population by 2022. Were working with world leaders to take action, focusing conservation efforts in key sites, raising funds to permanently protect landscapes, and supporting community?based conservation. Saving tigers is about more than restoring a single species. As a large predator, tigers play an important role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Every time we protect a tiger, we protect around 25,000 acres of forest—forests that sustain wildlife and local communities and supply people around the world with clean air, water, food, and products.

Empower people to protect wildlife

Over the last few decades, conservationists have come to understand just how central community involvement is to wildlife con?servation success—and how important it is for communities to actively steward the natural resources around them to improve economic and social well?being. WWFs community?based con?servation work today reflects this fundamental reality. We work across a variety of communities and customize our work based on the specific needs and interests of a given place, taking into consideration each regions particular set of conservation assets and challenges.

Close Asias ivory markets

Illegal killing of elephants for ivory decimates(大批杀死) global populations. Esti?

mates  indicate that each year poachers kill close to 20,000 elephants, mostly for their ivories. Overall, we see demand increasing in East Asian and Southeast Asian markets. WWF is working to shut down the illegal markets in the area.

Stop wildlife crime

WWF uses our expertise in policy, wildlife trade, advocacy, and communications in an effort to stop wildlife crime in the US and around the world. At home, we ensure the US enacts tight ivory commerce restrictions. Partnerships with technology companies help us develop innovative ways to stop wildlife crime using everything from drones to infrared cameras that can detect poachers in the dead of night. To combat the trade in illegal wildlife products through web?based platforms, WWF has teamed up with e?commerce and social media companies to adopt a standardized wildlife policy framework for online trade.

Reading Check

1. Why is saving tigers not only about restoring a single species?

2. Whats the main reason for poachers killing elephants?

3. Why are drones and infrared cameras used by WWF?


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