WWF Climate Crowd

Created: 5/04/2016 - Updated: 8/16/2016

Overview

What: WWF Climate Crowd is a new initiative to crowdsource information on how rural communities are responding to changes in weather and climate, and how their responses are impacting biodiversity. We are partnering with organizations like the Peace Corps to collect this data, fill critical knowledge gaps, find and implement ways to better help communities and wildlife adapt, alter our conservation strategies in light of the information we gather, and raise awareness through stories from the front lines of climate change.

Why?: Indigenous, local and traditional knowledge systems could be a very useful tool for adapting to climate change, but these have not been used consistently in existing efforts.  Additionally, most research has focused on the direct impacts of climate change on biodiversity, but largely neglected how human responses to climate change are impacting biodiversity.

Audience

Researchers, educators, conservation and development practitioners and policy-makers.

Contact

Nikhil Advani
2024954130

For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

Keywords

Type of Tool: 
Adaptation Planning / Decision Support
Community Planning
Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Communication / Outreach
Data Sources (processing, management, collection)
Modeling and Analysis
Historical Analysis
Visualization
GIS Mapping
Photography / Remote Sensing
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Tool Cost: 
Free