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  • Victory for Virunga

    June 11, 2014

    News that Soco will stop exploring for oil in Africa’s oldest national park, Virunga, is a monumental win for conservation and for the people who depend on the park. Virunga is home to astounding biodiversity and rare wildlife, like critically endangered mountain gorillas.

  • Protecting the Amazon for Life

    May 21, 2014

    A model for conservation, the Amazon Region Protected Areas ensures 150 acres—three times the size of all US parks combined—of the Amazon are protected for life.

  • Why the FSC Label Matters to Wildlife—and All of Us

    April 07, 2014

    The FSC label ensures that the products you buy are from forests managed responsibly. And it means a future for both wildlife and people.

  • Why Are Sloths Slow? And Other Sloth Facts

    March 21, 2014

    Sloths—the adorable and lethargic animals living in treetops—depend on the health and survival of Central and South American tropical forests. Take a look at some common questions about sloths whose habitat WWF helps protect.

    sloth hugging tree
  • Where Do Orangutans Live? And Nine Other Orangutan Facts

    February 24, 2014

    Orangutans live in the forests of Sumatra and Borneo. Learn a bit more about the species and what WWF is doing to help.

    Bornean Orangutan
  • Can Indonesia's Notorious Deforesters Turn Over a New Leaf?

    February 06, 2014

     Just over a week ago, the second-largest pulp and paper manufacturer, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) announced a change of practices and new conservation initiatives.

    drainage canal
  • Saving Amazing Landscapes From Oil and Gas Development

    February 03, 2014

    One of the largest oil and gas development companies in the world, Total SA, has committed to keeping out of all natural World Heritage Sites around the globe, including Virunga National Park. But one company that is not respecting World Heritage status is Soco International PLC, which plans to continue to explore in Virunga - home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorilla population. 

    Congo Basin, Virunga Mountains
  • 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
  • Good News for Mountain Gorillas

    November 13, 2012

    A population increase for mountain gorillas is proof that the intense and innovative efforts of the conservation community are bringing positive change. A recent census by the Uganda Wildlife Authority identified 400 mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park bringing the overall population estimate to 880, an increase from the 786 estimated in 2010.

    Congo Basin Gorilla
  • Peru Takes Major Step for Amazon Conservation

    October 31, 2012

    There is new and critical protection for wildlife and indigenous communities in one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. The government of Peru designated three new Amazon protected areas-encompassing nearly 1.5 million acres-securing a tri-national conservation corridor.

    Peru Amazon
  • New Transboundary Corridor Established for Tigers

    October 22, 2012

    On October 18, 2012, Russia established the “Sredneussuriisky” Wildlife Refuge—covering nearly 180,000 acres—which will allow Amur tigers access between Russia’s Sikhote-Alin mountains and the Wandashan mountains in China.

    Amur Tiger Yawning
  • The Story of Baim, a Rescued Baby Orangutan

    February 01, 2012

    Baby orangutan lost in the forest of Borneo is brought to safety.

  • Remarkable Images of Big Cats Urge Forest Protection

    November 15, 2011

    Camera trap photos capture five of the island’s big cat species in the wild.

    WWF is working hard to identify and document the amazing biodiversity of this region, including species such as this marbled cat, in order to help ensure that this area is appreciated and protected.
  • Reconnecting Shared Landscapes is Crucial for Wildlife and People to Thrive

    When governments set up conservation areas that protect and connect nature, wildlife begins to thrive and so do people.

    tracking tigers on elephant

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