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  • Celebrating Salmon in Alaska's Bristol Bay

    August 08, 2013

    Salmonstock 2013 is an annual music festival held in Ninilchik, Alaska, in celebration of wild salmon and the humans who rely on them.

    aerial art at salmonstock
  • Nepali Ranger Strives for Another Year of Zero Poaching

    August 07, 2013

    Since the beginning of his career, Maharjan has always worked to stop wildlife crime. Today, he organizes anti-poaching surveillance missions using intelligence gathered from a wide network of local informants.

    ranger with rhino calves
  • Help Save Virunga

    August 01, 2013

    Virunga is home is Africa's oldest national park and the greatest variety of wildlife on the continent. But there’s a real chance it could become its newest oil field. Some places are just too precious to be exploited in this way. Please help us and take action now.

  • Back a Ranger

    July 31, 2013

    They serve under various titles—rangers, forest guards, eco guard and field enforcement officers—but these men and women on the frontlines of conservation are perhaps the most important protectors of the world’s natural and cultural treasures.

    Anti-poaching patrol at the WWF-Gabon office
  • A Win for Tigers in Nepal

    July 29, 2013

    Nepal’s government announced its tiger population in had increased to 63 percent since the last survey in 2009—putting the number of tigers at an estimated 198 with a range between 163-235.

    Adult tiger camera trap
  • Pope Francis Calls for Amazon Conservation

    July 28, 2013

    During World Youth Day, a plea for protection of Amazon region and its people.

  • WWF and Faith Leaders Urge Protection for Endangered Amazon

    July 25, 2013

    WWF calls on youth faith and social leaders from Brazil and around the world to protect the endangered Amazon region.

    Amazon
  • WWF Urges Senate Subcommittee to Prioritize Natural Capital in Asia

    July 25, 2013

    Carter Roberts, President and CEO of WWF-US, testified before the Senate Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, encouraging the United States government to prioritize the environment in its rebalance to Asia.

    Carter testifies before Senate
  • WWF's Flowing Forward Helps People Prepare for Climate Change

    July 23, 2013

    WWF’s Flowing Forward approach helps communities view ecosystems through the lens of climate change.

    boats in Nepal
  • 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
  • Protecting the Amazon Through Partnership and Action

    July 16, 2013

    Together with our supporters, governments, partners and local communities, WWF has achieved critical conservation results across the Amazon region through several bold and large-scale programs.

    Amazon aerial
  • Namibian Communities Take the Lead on Conservation

    July 15, 2013

    Living in Namibia for the last 20 years, I have seen the outlook on the wildlife here go from rather dismal to incredibly hopeful.

    Chris Weaver with camera
  • Obama's Lifeline to Africa's Park Rangers

    July 15, 2013

    There are few jobs more dangerous than those of park rangers protecting wildlife in Africa. President Obama announced major new steps to help stem the illegal wildlife trade.

    Ranger in tall grass
  • Let's Make This The World's Watershed Moment

    July 09, 2013

    Businesses, governments, NGOs and civil society must come together and make tough decisions and investments that will ensure plenty of water for all.

    Muhtar and Carter on boat
  • Seeing Nature Up Close Inspires Work in the Halls of Government

    July 08, 2013

    Working in international wildlife policy at WWF, I don’t get out to the field as much as my colleagues. But last March an incredibly inspiring moment in Baja, Mexico reminded me why I’m here.

    whale tale in baja
  • Amazon for Life: the Art of Thinking Big

    July 03, 2013

    WWF President and CEO Carter Roberts knows the fate of the Amazon could determine the fate of the world.

    Sunset, Amazon. Peru.
  • Obama Pledges Support to Stop Wildlife Crime in Africa

    July 01, 2013

    President Barack Obama pledged to deliver support to African countries reeling under the onslaught of wildlife crime.

    Elephant under a rainbow
  • Illegal Palm Oil Plantations Threaten Protected Forests

    June 26, 2013

    Indonesia’s Tesso Nilo National Park is one of the last safe havens for critically endangered Sumatran elephants and Sumatran tigers. But many of these forests have been cleared to develop palm oil plantations and meet worldwide demand for pulp and paper. 

    truck carrying away palm oil plant in tesso nilo forest
  • Orphaned Rhino Calf Flourishing in a New Enclosure in India

    June 20, 2013

    A 2-month-old orphaned rhino calf rescued by conservationists in April is thriving in a new enclosure in Manas National Park in India.

    Rhino calf in enclosure
  • The Amazing Race for Hidden Corporate Cash and a Safer Future

    June 19, 2013

    U.S. companies are in a position to start an amazing race for climate profits. This race won’t happen around the confusing streets of an exotic city, but inside the board rooms and under the factory floors of businesses across America. And the prize? Not a million dollars. But right now at least $190 billion with a B. Everyone who competes can win their share. 

    glass office building blue sky and clouds
  • In the Himalayas, People and Nature Take Care of Each Other

    June 19, 2013

    As part of our Eastern Himalayas program, I help find solutions that protect wildlife and also bring benefits to local communities in Nepal, Northeast India, and Bhutan.

    Shubash Lohani
  • Turning Climate Protection into Cash Savings

    June 18, 2013

    A new report by WWF and the Carbon Disclosure Project details the enormous savings corporations can accrue by scaling up climate protection at a rate that is on track with what scientists recommend.

    solar panels
  • The Biodiversity Treasure Trove of Sub-Arctic Submarine Canyons

    June 17, 2013

    Underwater canyons in the Bering Sea are home to a vast array of species. WWF has been acting as an advocating to enact protective measures to conserve the canyons.

    life in bering sea canyon
  • Valuing Nature on Father’s Day

    June 14, 2013

    WWF’s mission is to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. To achieve our bold vision, we need to reach out and play the chord that resonates in each of us on the nature of inspiration and the inspiration of nature—those nuggets that nature provides and we value.

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