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  • Sustainability Runs Deep in Richmond

    February 21, 2013

    Today Richmond is one of 29 participating cities in WWF's Earth Hour City Challenge. But in the 1970s and 1980s the situation was far different. Pollution from tobacco plantations and chemicals plants had sullied the river to the point where fishing in the James River was banned in 1975.

  • What Governments Must Do to Fight Wildlife Trade

    February 07, 2013

    As governements convene at CITES, they must recognize the impact that escalating wildlife crime has not only on wildlife but also on people, economies and regional security. We can’t afford to turn a blind eye and treat this crisis lightly. Leniency will only allow this dangerous crime to flourish unchecked.

  • Polar Bear Patrol

    February 06, 2013

    WWF works with Arctic communities to protect people and polar bears from avoidable cases of conflict

    Polar bear
  • WWF Welcomes APP Announcement to Halt Clearing, Urges Paper Buyers to Wait for Proof

    February 05, 2013

    Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) announced that it has ceased tropical forest clearance pending assessment of conservation values and carbon stocks. In effect, APP has accepted calls that WWF has been making on the company for many years. WWF welcomes the announcement but will remain vigilant through independent monitoring and through the Eyes on the Forest coalition.

  • World's Largest Wetland Declared

    February 02, 2013

    The world's largest wetland site was declared by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. The site, known as Llanos de Moxos, is located in the South American country of Bolivia. At more than 17 million acres, the wetland is roughly equal in size to the US state of North Dakota.

    Palm stand in the Llanos de Moxos wetlands
  • Why I Work in the Arctic

    January 31, 2013

    Today in the Arctic, we are tackling the most defining resource issues. We are talking about the health of our planet, the survival of intact ecosystems from one generation to the next, and the world that my children and their children will inherit.

    WWF experts - Dave Aplin, Alaska office
  • WWF Asks Government to Prohibit Oil and Gas Activities in Alaska's Chukchi and Beaufort Seas

    January 25, 2013

    WWF went to Capitol Hill to call on the U.S. government to prohibit offshore oil and gas drilling activities in the Chukchi and Beaufort Sea’s off of Alaska, and not to issue any new permits until companies demonstrate that they can drill safely in the region.

  • Managing Grasslands to Protect the Bison's Home

    January 22, 2013

    A prescribed burn is part of WWF’s long-term approach to maintaining healthy habitats and human communities in the Northern Great Plains region, supporting native species expansion and reducing encroachment by invasive species.

  • The Impact of a Cotton T-Shirt

    January 16, 2013

    Whether it’s reducing waste, saving energy, or being a conscious consumer, small actions can make a big difference. Think about ways that you could save energy and water.

  • Thai Ivory Ban Needed to Help Save Elephants

    January 15, 2013

    WWF has launched a global petition asking Thai Prime Minister to ban all ivory trade in Thailand in order to curb the illegal killing of African elephants. Thailand is the biggest unregulated ivory market in the world and a top driver of poaching and illegal trade.

  • Beaverton's Path to Sustainability

    January 14, 2013

    The suburban city of Beaverton has outsized ambitions for climate action and sustainability that belie its size.

  • WWF Launches New iPad App to Bring the World’s Most Amazing Animals ‘Together’

    January 14, 2013

    Now available for free in the iTunes App Store, ‘WWF Together’ is a unique interactive experience that brings you closer to the stories of elephants, whales, rhinos and other fascinating species. Discover the animal’s lives and the work of WWF in a way you’ve never seen before. Try out “tiger vision,” stay as still as the polar bear during a hunt, and chop the panda’s bamboo.

    WWF Together App: Pandas
  • 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.

  • Record Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa

    January 10, 2013

    Poaching statistics released by the South African government reveal 668 rhinos were slaughtered—a 50% increase over 2011 and a staggering 5000% increase since 2007. Already, an additional five rhinos have been killed since the beginning of this year.

  • Working Together to Help Save Tigers

    January 08, 2013

    The first joint tiger survey in the Terai Arc Landscape was announced by the governments of India and Nepal. With help from WWF, this new tiger survey will use camera traps and other tools estimate tiger populations in an effort to protect this landscape that is home to an estimated 500 tigers.

  • 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,
  • Remarkable Species Discovered in Southeast Asia

    December 18, 2012

    A new bat named after its fiendish appearance, a subterranean blind fish, a ruby-eyed pit viper, and a frog that sings like a bird are among the 126 species from the Greater Mekong newly identified by scientists and highlighted in a new WWF report.

  • A Hard Look at Sustainability Certifications

    December 14, 2012

    WWF’s Jason Clay examines the impacts of certification and its potential to achieve lasting results for conservation and people

    FSC logo painted on sustainable harvested logs. Uzachi forest, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Integrating Nature’s Value into the Bottom Line

    December 14, 2012

    Coca-Cola is working to protect freshwater resources and ensure a sustainable future

  • 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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