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Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe

WWF Hungary

Rural topic(s): Sustainable forestry

City: Budapest

Country: Hungary

Web site: http://wwf.hu/erdok_

The Hungarian office of World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) was founded in 1991. In the past 25 years it has been working on protecting the biodiversity by focusing on wetlands, forests, priority species and fighting against climate change.

Its conservation work extends to the protection of wetlands and natural forests, close-to-nature forest management, the sustainable agriculture and rural development, and also the preservation of protected and endangered habitats and species such as lynx and wolf. Special attention is paid to reducing the impacts of climate change and spreading the word of environmental awareness.

It works closely with national parks, conservation authorities, non-governmental organisations, educational institutions, business representatives and the local population.

Scale of intervention : National

Keywords: Natura 2000, territorial dialogue, sustainable woodland, conservation and management of natural resources, timber production, biodiversity conservation, natural habitats preservation, wetlands, climate change, sustainable agriculture, ecosystem friendly methods

Places: Hungary

Actors: NGO

Methods: programme/project management, raising awareness, partnership, advocacy, intermediation and facilitation, recommendation

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