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  • Irrawaddy Dolphins: The Smiling Faces of the Mekong

    April 17, 2014

    Irrawaddy dolphins are an unusual species with small populations found in Southeast Asia. WWF works with local communities to develop fishery management zones to help sustain the fish population and conserve the species.

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  • Changing a River’s Trajectory

    April 15, 2014

    WWF and partners are working to restore a section of the Rio Grande/Bravo along the US-Mexico border. The river’s water is already 150% over-allocated and the onset of climate change has led to serious drought.

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  • Transforming the Future of Fresh Water

    April 08, 2014

    AWS and its standard will help drive water management coordination globally, but also in regions and—most importantly—in river basins. It will make water stewardship something that’s real and not just a concept. That’s why we at WWF are so excited to see it launch.

  • What to Do on World Water Day

    March 18, 2014

    About 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. Though it seems abundant, just 1% of world’s water is fresh (not salty) and available (not frozen). And that mighty 1% is under threat.

    But we all can do something to help fresh water.

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  • Depending on Clean Water: Five Freshwater Animals

    March 13, 2014

    WWF understands the importance of clean and healthy freshwater ecosystems for a thriving planet. So who are these animals that live in and around freshwater? 

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  • Innovative Freshwater Partnership and Pilot Project Launch in China

    February 11, 2014

    On January 14, WWF, The Coca-Cola Company and the Hunan Province in China announced a landmark partnership focused on the Liuyang tributary that will help ensure the Yangtze River, the third longest river in the world, becomes a healthy, resilient freshwater basin.

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  • Creating a Ripple Effect

    September 12, 2013

    Can young people change the world? Madison Higbee and siblings Tyler, Wesley, and Nathan Newman of Canton, Georgia think so.

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  • Two Indus River Dolphin Calves Rescued in Eastern Pakistan

    July 16, 2013

    Two stray Indus River dolphin calves trapped in a canal in eastern Pakistan were rescued by a joint team of WWF and the Sindh Wildlife Department and released safely nearly 50 miles downstream.

    Indus River Dolphin swimming
  • Ushering in a future of cooperation and water security

    March 22, 2013

    Karin Krchnak, director of WWF's Freshwater Program, journeyed by canoe down the Rio Grande through Big Bend National Park, witnessing firsthand the power of partnership in finding a solution to maintaining abundant sources of clean water.

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  • Rare Dolphin Offered a Second Chance

    November 15, 2012

    There are fewer than 100 Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River of Southeast Asia, and researchers fear the numbers are shrinking even further. But now the dolphins may have something to smile about. In September local government agencies in Cambodia agreed to work with WWF to conserve dolphins and minimize or eliminate deaths from gillnets.

    Irrawaddy dolphin breaching
  • The Mighty Mekong at Risk

    November 07, 2012

    The Mekong River’s spectacular biodiversity, rich fisheries and the livelihoods of millions are all at grave risk after the government of Laos broke ground on November 7, 2012 on a massive hydropower dam. The Xayaburi dam will be the first dam to span the entire mainstem of the lower Mekong River—home to more than 1100 freshwater fish species.

    Greater Mekong People and Communities
  • A River’s Powerful Lesson

    Freshwater problems are particularly acute in the Himalayas where an unprecedented amount of development in Tibet is causing pollution to water sources. During the conference, the monks and nuns brainstormed ideas on how to protect their own water sources from threats.

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  • Crowdsourcing for Conservation

    WWF and six other NGOs announced the Freshwater Fish BioBlitz on February 2, 2014. This new digital platform enables anyone with a camera to contribute to freshwater conservation.

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