The CARE-WWF Alliance

Helping People and the Planet Thrive

In 2008 CARE and WWF launched an alliance to address the root causes of poverty and environmental degradation.

Building on lessons from the past

After decades of conservation and humanitarian development work, the CARE-WWF Alliance transcends geographic and political boundaries to focus on building a sustainable future for rural communities living in fragile ecosystems.

Innovating Together

In a world of inequality, natural resource degradation, and a changing climate, the CARE-WWF Alliance is developing solutions that help create livelihoods and opportunities for vulnerable women and men to lift themselves out of poverty while managing natural resources, protecting wildlife, and conserving their habitats.

The CARE-WWF Alliance partners with Governments and private sector companies to help communities create just and sustainable food systems around the world. In Mozambique and Tanzania, the Alliance has focused on:

  • Promoting resilient agriculture to increase yields and income in the face of climate change;
  • Enabling local communities to manage forests, fisheries, and other natural sources more sustainably; and
  • Improving financial literacy of the most vulnerable, particularly women, through Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) that improve savings practices and increase access to credit. 

A Tale of Two Turtles

Cathy Riley from CARE Mozambique examines the community-based natural resource management groups that are being set up by the CARE-WWF Alliance in the Primieras and Segundas program.

Serving a Planet and its People

Since 2008, CARE and WWF have teamed up to nurture a delicate planet and better nourish the 7 billion people who call it home. Its impact is clear.

Nutrition for All

Four celebrity chefs visited Mozambique to learn about local food and found they had the same wishes as participants in the CARE-WWF Alliance -- to be able to provide their families with nutritious meals.  

Fishing for a Lifetime

In Mozambique, through the Primeiras e Segundas program, the CARE-WWF Alliance has created 240 Village Savings and Loan Associations, 22 Farmer Field Schools and two fish sanctuaries that have doubled the number of fish in some areas and tripled fish diversity.