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  • More Than 20% of Imported Wild Caught Seafood Entering the US is Illegal, New Article Estimates

    April 07, 2014

    A new study finds that more than 20% of imported wild caught seafood by weight comes from illegal sources, valued at between $1.3 billion and $2.1 billion.

    fish for sale
  • A Big Step Forward in the Global Fight Against Illegal Fishing

    April 04, 2014

    The United States government took a major step forward on Thursday in the global fight against illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing.

    fishing port
  • EPA Launches the Process to Protect Bristol Bay

    March 13, 2014

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it is beginning a process to find ways to protect the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the potentially destructive impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine.

    Bristol Bay
  • Blue Whale Conservation Gets a Boost

    February 27, 2014

    Blue whales and many other marine animals will receive important new safeguards by Chile’s declaration of two new marine protected areas (MPAs) along its southern coast.

    blue whale tail
  • Happy Fish, Happy People

    February 20, 2014

    Thanks to a new mobile app, the process of gathering fishery data in the Solomon Islands has entered the digital age.

    solomon island fishery
  • A Child's Message to the President: Please Stop the Killing of Whales

    February 20, 2014

    Through scrawling penmanship and misspelled words, children plea for the President to do something about Iceland’s illegal whaling activities.

    Fin Whale
  • New Year Starts Off Right for Sea Turtles

    January 08, 2014

    The beginning of 2014 came with a number of positive news stories for sea turtles around the globe. Here's a look at a few.

    flatback released with tag
  • A Whale of a Feast

    December 10, 2013

    Unprecedented numbers of humpback whales have been gorging themselves for the last few months in the waters around Monterey Bay, California.

    humpback jumping
  • Wider WWF Impact Through Strengthened GEF Partnership

    November 05, 2013

    Though WWF has been actively engaged with GEF since its creation, we are now for the first time a full partner—a GEF “project agency”—entrusted with the direct design and implementation of GEF projects.

    men on boat
  • Conserving the Last Ocean Frontier

    November 04, 2013

    The Global Environment Facility endorsed a project to improve the management of tuna fisheries in ocean waters for which no one specific nation has ownership or governance.

    man carrying tuna
  • Last Chance to Save 'The Last Ocean'

    October 24, 2013

    A joint United States-New Zealand government proposal to protect more than 770 thousand square miles of the Ross Sea was put forward last year, but did not gain full support.

    antarctic ice
  • WWF develops a solar-powered boat for the Gal├ípagos

    October 10, 2013

    Using an existing boat—which the Park had confiscated from an illegal fishing operation—WWF and the Galápagos National Park worked to transform it into an alternative energy vessel.

    solar boat
  • Saving Reefs and the Life They Protect

    October 07, 2013

    Saying that Nuatali Veniiy is passionate about marine conservation is a vast understatement. She’s a true believer in the importance of the reefs and the life they support.

    Ghizo Nuatali at the beach
  • Celebrating a Marine Wonderland in the Philippines

    August 13, 2013

    This August, the Tubbataha Reefs of the Philippines celebrates 25 years as a marine protected area. The area is vast, covering more than 38,400 acres, and far from land.

    fish in tubbataha reef
  • 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
  • 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
  • Helping the World's Smallest Porpoise

    June 12, 2013

    On June 6, the Mexican government announced they would begin phasing out drift gillnets and substituting with more selective and vaquita-friendly fishing gear.

    Fins
  • Protecting a Turtle Paradise in Indonesia

    May 21, 2013

    The biggest threat to the turtles in Indonesia has been the decades of egg poaching by locals, who can turn a high profit from illegal trade across the border with Malaysia.

    Turtle release in borneo
  • WWF Takes the Wheel on Arctic Shipping

    May 14, 2013

    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.

    Ship in Arctic
  • Tracking Tuna in the Coral Triangle

    May 01, 2013

    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.

    Yellowfin Tuna
  • 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
  • Conservation Win for Whales

    January 10, 2013

    At the urging of international governments and conservation organizations—including WWF—South Korea did not follow through on their intention to begin killing an endangered population of minke whales in 2013.

  • Concerns Over Arctic Drilling Grow as Oil Rig Runs Aground in Alaska

    January 02, 2013

    An oil drilling rig operated by Shell Oil Company ran aground on a pristine wildlife-rich island in Alaska after a series of technological failures in gale force winds and high seas—driving home WWF's serious concerns about drilling in icy and remote Arctic waters.

    Kulluk sits aground on the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island, Alaska,
  • At Work Among the Coral Reefs

    December 12, 2012

    Surveying the coral reefs of the Raja Ampat islands, WWF's Helen Fox works to protect marine areas for generations to come.

     

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