Around the globe we are already feeling the effects of climate change: extreme weather events, melting glaciers, and rising sea levels, to name a few. These impacts may sometimes leave us feeling helpless. But if we act now, there is still time to face this threat and there is plenty that we can do as individuals to make a real difference.
The newly announced budget proposal significantly reduces foreign assistance funding—including funding critical to conservation programs and sustainable development around the world. Now is a critical time to speak up.
On World Wildlife Day, we’re asking our US representatives to continue the nation’s legacy as a champion for conservation by supporting wildlife conservation programs and renewing the Save Vanishing Species Semipostal Stamp.
In 2016 alone, 1,054 rhinos were reported killed in South Africa.This figure represents a loss in rhinos of approximately 6% in South Africa, which is close to the birth rate, meaning the population remains perilously close to the tipping point.
Mangroves provide valuable services for people and the planet but they’re disappearing at an alarming rate and human activity is mostly to blame. Explore these forests in this photo essay and learn what WWF is doing to bring back 20% of the mangroves we’ve lost by 2030.
The latest survey of monarch butterfly’s winter habitat in Mexico is a stark reminder that these butterflies are in need of protection: The area occupied by the butterfly colonies has decreased 27% compared to last year’s survey, which is conducted every winter at the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.
In one of the most climate-vulnerable countries on Earth, an unprecedented development project is building a model for adapting to climate change on a massive scale—by working with one village at a time.
Delegates from the 12 snow leopard range countries met in Kathmandu to strengthen their commitment to snow leopard conservation and chart a way forward to secure a future for this elusive and endangered cat.
Wild panda numbers are finally rebounding after years of decline. In September, the International Union for Conservation of Nature announced that pandas have been upgraded from “endangered” to “vulnerable.”
At least 2,000 years ago, people in the Americas began cultivating the cocoa tree for its dark, bitter beans, which they brewed into a drink spiced with hot peppers. Today, we blend the beans with milk and sugar and call the stuff chocolate.