World Wildlife Fund, Kenya, Maycom Delta discussed on America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast
And how are you going to use this episode? So for me it actually started before our workshop in Kenya. It's a year in the making for me. I thought you know, we're really trying to adapt. Conservation at World Wildlife Fund were trying out some new ways of doing that. And I really wanted to document the process in the learning over time. So that WWF staff could learn from it, and hopefully your listeners as well. So we're actually producing off. Oh documentary. Okay. So WBF is a fairly complicated organization. You have offices all over the world, but WWF isn't a single organization. Can you give a little background to help my listeners better understand WWF as they follow the rest of this episode short WWF is pretty complicated organization. Many people think we're just one single organization with a headquarters and a lavar many offices take direction from that single headquarters. But actually, we are a federation of thirty or more WWF by now with one hundred offices all over the world and each country has its own conservation strategy, and so when we dive into this episode, your listeners are going to hear from lots of people from our country offices all over the world, and it's good to remember that they each have unique challenges with conservation and climate change in their countries, and they all have different strategies to tackle those challenges. Okay. So let's just do this in. The first part of this episode. We're gonna take a world tour to learn how climate change impacts are already feting WWF conservation work. Yeah. So I'm really excited about this part of the episode. We're going to start off by going to the Mekong delta in Vietnam. And we'll hear about how rapid economic development and climate change are together threatening the rich by diversity of that region. And then we're off to Mexico to learn about how climate change is threatening the monarch butterfly and its wintering grounds. And then it's dmed a gas car where a lot of people have been displaced by severe droughts. And now they're moving into forest land, cutting down this force to farm in the Philippines. We're going to learn how that country WWF is involved in planning for super typhoons in Uganda will learn how increase water scarcity is driving conflict between farmers and elephants and finally will land in Cape Town, South Africa to see how the severe drought there has affected. The city has even made it difficult for wwltv staff to come to work. Okay. Let me just say really quickly. How awesome it was for me even Skyping in with these folks from all over the world. It was just fantastic opportunities. So let's jump right in here from them. My name is Kate tech men, and I'm working in WW Vietnam 's climate and energy practice WWF works a lot on the maycom delta, which is a priority landscape for conservation WWF, his vein working there since two thousand seven and we were to restore the resilient to the delta and highlight risky investments and support by visiting resilience of local PayPal the doses..