Tagging allows us to learn turtle movements and routes from feeding grounds to other areas in the ocean. If we know what areas are important for turtles, then we know what areas to focus on for conservation.
As I think about this, I wonder, what if everyone had the opportunity to see miles and miles of forested land, to see and hear the screeching calls of a birds and the odd but beautiful animals in their wild home.
I didn’t expect to embark on a career in conservation. The idea once made me picture wading in marshes clad with binoculars and a birding vest. Now, the past five months working for WWF in Laos has changed all that.
As record numbers of rhinos are slaughtered for their horns, there is good news that poachers will be punished for their crimes. In the U.S., two businessmen will now serve time in prison and pay hefty fines for rhino horn trafficking.
The United States will be required to develop a plan for responding to oil and gas spills in the Arctic Ocean if an agreement signed today by Secretary of State John Kerry and others is adhered to by the U.S. government.
As climate change melts Arctic sea ice, the Bering Strait is seeing a marked increase in shipping traffic. WWF is taking action to ensure that development in the Arctic occurs in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
WWF has offered a way for community members to help rehabilitate their forests and earn a living. Our reforestation programs in Indonesia help preserve our most precious wildlife and empower local people.
WWF is tracking the movements of yellowfin tuna in the waters off the Philippines in the Coral Triangle. By gathering more information on the movements of these tuna, we can improve management of the tuna fishery.
Large-scale illegal logging in the Russian Far East is threatening the long-term survival of the endangered Amur tiger by destroying the species’ habitat. Around 450 Amur tigers remain the wild, scientists estimate.
The Mesoamerican Reef ecoregion is largely known for white sand beaches, coral reefs and abundant marine life. But just slightly inland on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a unique water system that is entirely underground.
WWF-US works in countries as diverse as Namibia and Nepal and Mexico, but our roots are firmly planted in the United States. In our first year, three of the five grants made by our Board of Directors supported domestic projects. More than 50 years later, our in-country work remains an anchor of our conservation portfolio.