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  • It Starts at Home

    April 09, 2013

    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.

     

    Caribou running
  • Orphan rhino struggles to survive after poachers kill mother

    April 05, 2013

    An Indian rhino calf that lost its mother to poachers earlier this week is clinging to life with the help of conservationists, according to WWF staff assisting with its care. A team of frontline staff located the dehydrated and traumatized calf and brought the newborn to a safe location for urgent veterinary care.

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  • Meet WWF's Jenny Springer

    April 04, 2013

    As leader of WWF's People and Conservation Program, Jenny Springer bolsters community-based conservation and natural resource management strategies. She works with colleagues all over the world to help promote active community participation in resource management.

    Jenny Springer
  • Tracking turtles by satellite for better conservation

    April 02, 2013

    WWF places satellite tags on marine turtles in many areas around the world. The information collected from the tags helps us to design better management strategies for their conservation, such as creating marine protected areas for important feeding areas or addressing threats to nesting beaches.

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  • A Brighter Light on Bycatch

    April 02, 2013

    Gillnet fishing, one of the most common forms of fishing in the world, often leads to the accidental capture of non-targeted species. WWF is supporting work to illuminate nets so turtles can avoid swimming into them.

    Fishermen with net
  • Translocated rhinos give birth in Indian national park

    March 26, 2013

    Two translocated rhinos gave birth in the Manas National Park in India, indicating that the translocated species is breeding successfully and adapting to the new environment. The arrival of the calves comes as a welcomed affair amid a recent spurt in the poaching of rhinos in the northeast Indian state of Assam.

    Rhino and calf
  • India Declares a New Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu

    March 26, 2013

    India, home to the world's largest population of wild tigers, created a new protected area for the big cats. The Indian government declared the forests of Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary a Tiger Reserve on March 15, 2013.

    Tigress and cub in India
  • Returning the American bison to the Northern Great Plains

    March 25, 2013

    WWF is successfully maneuvering some of the roughest of landscapes and most complex of cultures, making significant gains toward buffalo conservation in the Northern Great Plains. Working among a culture thick with pride, history and sacrifice, WWF has found its role guiding this dream of bison restoration into reality.

  • 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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  • San Francisco Named Earth Hour Capital

    March 19, 2013

    In recognition of San Francisco's comprehensive efforts to promote renewable energy and prepare its residents for extreme weather and other consequences of climate change, an internationl jury has named the city U.S. Earth Hour Capital for 2013.

  • Arctic Drilling Assessment Released

    March 14, 2013

    A new government assessment of offshore oil and gas development in the Arctic in 2012 falls short of acknowledging that offshore drilling cannot currently be conducted safely in the Arctic and should not be allowed.

  • Monarch Butterfly Survey Indicates Lowest Numbers in 20 Years

    March 14, 2013

    The percentage of forest occupied by monarch butterflies in Mexico, used as an indicator of the number of butterflies that arrive to that country each winter, reached its lowest level in two decades.

  • Global Action to Fight Wildlife Crime

    March 14, 2013

    This month in Bangkok, where 178 nations have convened to discuss global wildlife trade, many of the country delegates are publicly expressing urgency and seriousness of the crisis. As poaching rates for African elephants and rhinos soar to catastrophic heights, member nations of the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) took action.

  • Buddhist Teachers Deliver Powerful Message Against Illegal Ivory Trade

    March 14, 2013

    Under a setting sun, four of Thailand's most revered Buddhist teachers came together to deliver a powerful message against the illegal trade of ivory in Thailand.

  • Protection for Asian Elephants and Help for Rangers

    March 13, 2013

    On a recent trip to Thailand, WWF's Leigh Henry saw elephants for the first time and reminds us why our successful conservation work benefits both species and people.

  • A Chorus of Hope for Elephants

    March 12, 2013

    Last week, that rare moment happened with 1.5 million voices from 227 countries and territories coming together in a call to end the ivory trade in Thailand, home to one of the biggest unregulated ivory markets in the world. Their shared vision: to save the world's elephants.

    African elephant
  • Tigers Reduced to Skin and Bones for Wildlife Crime

    March 07, 2013

    The skin, bones, teeth, claws and skulls of more than 1,400 tigers were confiscated between 2000 and 2012, according to a new report. With wild tiger numbers at an all-time low, the report stresses the crisis of wildlife crime.

    smuggled tigers
  • Gray Whales' Remarkable Migration

    March 05, 2013

    Gray whales migrate more than 10,000 miles roundtrip each year—one of the longest for any mammal on Earth. Each winter and spring, their spectacular migration between northern feeding grounds and southern nursery areas offers amazing opportunities for whale watchers along the west coast. The Arctic feeding grounds of the gray whale are critical to their survival, as they must eat enough to sustain them until they return the next year.

     

    Gray whale watching
  • Thai prime minister announces end to ivory trade

    March 03, 2013

    Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pledged to start a legislative process to end ivory trade in Thailand, seizing a key opportunity to stem global wildlife trafficking at the opening of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Bangkok.

    Thai prime minister announces ivory ban
  • Leonardo DiCaprio and WWF's Carter Roberts Urge Action on Thai Ivory Ban

    March 03, 2013

    Leonardo DiCaprio and WWF's Carter Roberts remind Thailand that the world will be watching as Bangkok hosts CITES delegates from 177 nations who stand in solidarity with an international chorus calling for a ban of the nation's domestic ivory trade.

  • Protecting Monarch Butterflies and Their Forests

    February 28, 2013

    Every year, monarch butterflies mirgrate between 1,200 to 2,800 miles, leaving their summer breeding areas in Canada and the United States to return to hibernation colonies in the forests of central Mexico. To help local communities keep the forest intact, WWF helps establish alternative income-generating ventures, including sustainable mushroom and tree nurseries.

  • WWF Submits Half a Million Petition Signatures for Thai Ivory Ban

    February 27, 2013

    WWF handed over a global petition with more than half a million initial signatures from around the world demanding an end to Thailand's ivory trade. The petition was delivered personally to Prime Minister Shinawatra today in Bangkok.

  • Shell Announces No Drilling this Year in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas

    February 27, 2013

    Royal Dutch Shell today announced today that it will forgo its plans to drill for oil and gas in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi seas in 2013 so it can be more prepared to drill in the future. The decision by Shell comes on the heels of the company’s 2012 drilling season in Alaska, which was fraught with challenges, including the near-grounding of one of its drill rigs, a fire later on the same rig, the failure of its oil spill containment dome, and, ultimately, the grounding of a drilling rig on a pristine, wildlife-rich island in Alaska in late December.

  • shallow river where salmon come for spawning, Kamchatka

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