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  • Bringing the Bison Home

    June 13, 2013

    The Oglala Sioux Tribe works with the National Park Service to plan the first tribal national park within the Park System.

    ROD signing
  • 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
  • A Passion for Sea Turtles

    June 11, 2013

    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.

    Hawksbill turtle
  • Growing Up in Awe of the Great Outdoors

    June 06, 2013

    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.

    Tania
  • Saving the Grasslands of the Northern Great Plains

    June 05, 2013

    In the Northern Great Plains, land is a hot commodity. The widespread conversion of prairie to cropland has profound effects on the natural environment and human communities of the region.

    Grasslands NGP
  • In Borneo's Forests, Impacts and Opportunities

    June 03, 2013

    WWF is working to reduce deforestation in Borneo through promoting Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of wood and paper products.

    Borneo orangutan
  • A Visionary Ranch Helps Conserve Nebraska's Grasslands

    May 30, 2013

    The owners of Switzer Ranch realize the immense importance of acting to conserve the Sandhills in Nebraska and their native life.

    carriage in NGP
  • Embarking on a Career in Conservation

    May 28, 2013

    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.

    Fishing in Laos
  • 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
  • Prince Charles Calls for Action to End Wildlife Crime

    May 21, 2013

    Prince Charles, who is also president of WWF-UK, and the U.K. government are prioritizing wildlife crime as an issue at the highest political levels.

    Prince Charles
  • Good News for Africa's Oldest National Park

    May 17, 2013

    Oil and gas group Total will not explore for oil within the boundaries of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chairman and CEO Cristophe de Margerie announced.

    virunga gorilla
  • Prison and Hefty Fines for Rhino Horn Traffickers

    May 16, 2013

    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.

    Items, including rhino horn, confiscated from wildlife criminals
  • U.S. and Other Arctic Countries Urged to Create Oil Response Plans

    May 15, 2013

    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.

    oil cleanup ship
  • WWF Board Chairman Neville Isdell Brings It Back Home

    May 15, 2013

    Former chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, Neville Isdell, and his wife Pamela recently made a $2 million gift to the World Wildlife Fund.

    KAZA elephants
  • 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
  • New Hope for Forests and Families in Indonesia

    May 07, 2013

    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.

    Acil at nursery
  • Poachers Storm 'Village of Elephants'

    May 07, 2013

    Taking advantage of the ongoing political instability in Central African Republic, poachers massacre dozens of elephants.

    Line of elephants walking
  • 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
  • WWF Works With Bumble Bee Foods to Improve Health of World’s Oceans

    April 23, 2013

    Preserving healthy fish populations and securing sustainable fisheries are as important to people as they are to wildlife. This is only possible by working collaboratively with the private sector.

    skipjack tuna fisherman delivering catch
  • Amur Tiger Habitat Threatened by Illegal Logging of Russian Forests

    April 18, 2013

    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.

    Tiger in snow
  • From Ridge to Reef: An Underground Water System

    April 09, 2013

    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.

    Coastal Karst Mesoamerican Reef
  • Better Stoves for a Healthier Planet

    April 09, 2013

    WWF and our partners launched the "Improved Stoves" project to increase the number of households using energy-efficient charcoal stoves in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Charcoal stove DRC
  • 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

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