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  • Date: 03 December 2013
  • Author: Tania Segura, WWF Travel

Jon Hoekstra, WWF's chief scientist, had the chance to witness a polar bear released from "polar bear jail" while on a trip in Churchill, Canada.  Jon captured this video live with Google Glass. 

As the sea ice diminishes and takes longer to form due to climate change, the chance of human-bear conflict increases. But Jon says there is still hope. Read his article and watch the video to learn why.

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  • Date: 26 November 2013
  • Author: Sarah Robie, WWF-US

On the surface it seems like a trivial question, one that simply requires reviewing your summer schedule. However, an experience in Katmai varies widely from one month to the next due to different bear behavior and activities. So when should you go, July or August?

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  • Date: 21 November 2013
  • Author: Sarah Fogel

Roberto Plaza always dreamed of living in the Galapagos. Three years ago he finally made the leap and moved his family from the city of Quito to the Enchanted Isles. And they did it in a big way: Roberto and his family live totally off the grid.

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  • Date: 14 November 2013
  • Author: Heather Finn and Kristina Griffin, WWF

In March, Heather Finn and Kristina Griffin traveled to the Galapagos Islands for the first time. Heather works as Manager of Digital User Experience. and Kristina is Deputy Director for Cause Marketing Program. This Q-and-A documents their experience.

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  • Date: 07 November 2013
  • Author: WWF

Over the course of four years—from 2010 to 2013— 441 new species were scientifically identified in the Amazon. The discoveries include a species of titi monkey that purrs like a cat and a new passion flower that sprouts spaghetti-like filaments from the center of the bloom.

Various scientists described the new species and WWF compiled the list of 258 plants, 84 fish, 58 amphibians, 22 reptiles, 18 birds, and one mammal.

The vast Amazon landscape spans eight countries and one in 10 known species on Earth lives there. Millions of species live here and most are still undescribed.

Here's a look at a selection of recent discoveries:

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  • Date: 31 October 2013
  • Author: WWF Travel

We've compiled a short list of our favorite stories from Namibia. Namibia, innovative at heart, was the first African country to incorporate protection of the environment into its constitution. Through initiatives, such as ecotourism, restoration has generated sustainable income for their communities.

Browse through these five stories to get closer to the people and places Namibia is working hard to conserve. 

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  • Date: 03 October 2013
  • Author: Sarah Robie, WWF

In early August, WWF staff member Sarah Robie joined WWF travelers through Alaska's Katmai National Park. With professional guide and expert naturalist, Brad Jospehs at their side, travelers were able to get a close glimpse into the lives of grizzlies at the end of their feeding season. See just how close by watching this short video.

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  • Date: 27 August 2013
  • Author: Heather Finn, WWF

Watch this two minute video taken in the Galápagos by traveler and WWF employee Heather Finn. Find out what happens when two giant tortoises meet on a narrow path - who will win this show of dominance?

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  • Date: 12 August 2013
  • Author: Tripti Pandey, Guest Blogger

In India’s “Pink City” of Jaipur, I occasionally see an elephant sauntering down the street. The elephant holds a rich, cultural tie to my native India, and seeing one often brings back many of my most cherished childhood memories.

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  • Date: 01 July 2013
  • Author: Maddi Higgins, WWF Travel

Europe was once teeming with wildlife, from the snowcapped tops of mountains to the warm beaches of the Mediterranean. The arrival of humans, agricultural production, exploitation of habitats and the introduction of invasive species have caused major losses in biodiversity. Thankfully, conservation organizations like WWF are working to protect the species and habitats of the continent. Here are the top five places in Europe where nature will astound you.

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