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  • A Tipping Point for Change

    September 29, 2014

    Illegal fishing is a global problem with serious conservation and social impacts. We need coordinated global solutions to break the link between major import markets—like the US—and international illegal fishing.

    fishermen in chile
  • US Declares World's Largest Fully Protected Marine Reserve

    September 25, 2014

    President Obama announced creation of the world’s largest fully protected marine area on Sept. 25. Using his executive authority he has expanded the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument to six times its current size, resulting in 490,000 square miles of protected marine environment.

    lemon butterfly fish
  • Greater Protection for Sharks and Manta Rays

    September 15, 2014

    A new conservation milestone means greater protection for sharks and manta rays. Five shark and two manta ray species are now under the protection of the CITES. The species include three types of hammerhead sharks, two manta ray species as well as the oceanic whitetip shark and porbeagle sharks.

    Oceanic whitetip shark
  • EPA Proposes Protection for Bristol Bay

    July 18, 2014

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a proposal to protect the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the potentially destructive impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine.

    no pebble mine flag
  • Charting a Path for the Future of Our Oceans

    June 17, 2014

    Today in front of ocean leaders from more than 80 nations at the State Department’s “Our Ocean” conference, President Obama announced he would direct government towards a new national strategy to address black market fishing, an initiative to combat illegally caught fish from reaching US markets and ending up on dinner tables and on store shelves across the country.

    fishing vessel on open water
  • Saving Sharks Will Help Conserve the Great Barrier Reef

    June 10, 2014

    As apex predators, sharks control the delicate balance that exists between earth and one of its most important ecosystems: the ocean. At WWF, we’re leading the fight to save the world’s sharks and preserve the seascapes they call home.

    aerial great barrier reef
  • More Than 20% of Imported Wild Caught Seafood Entering the US is Illegal, New Article Estimates

    April 07, 2014

    A new study finds that more than 20% of imported wild caught seafood by weight comes from illegal sources, valued at between $1.3 billion and $2.1 billion.

    fish for sale
  • A Big Step Forward in the Global Fight Against Illegal Fishing

    April 04, 2014

    The United States government took a major step forward on Thursday in the global fight against illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing.

    fishing port
  • EPA Launches the Process to Protect Bristol Bay

    March 13, 2014

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it is beginning a process to find ways to protect the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the potentially destructive impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine.

    Bristol Bay
  • Blue Whale Conservation Gets a Boost

    February 27, 2014

    Blue whales and many other marine animals will receive important new safeguards by Chile’s declaration of two new marine protected areas (MPAs) along its southern coast.

    blue whale tail
  • Happy Fish, Happy People

    February 20, 2014

    Thanks to a new mobile app, the process of gathering fishery data in the Solomon Islands has entered the digital age.

    solomon island fishery
  • A Child's Message to the President: Please Stop the Killing of Whales

    February 20, 2014

    Through scrawling penmanship and misspelled words, children plea for the President to do something about Iceland’s illegal whaling activities.

    Fin Whale
  • New Year Starts Off Right for Sea Turtles

    January 08, 2014

    The beginning of 2014 came with a number of positive news stories for sea turtles around the globe. Here's a look at a few.

    flatback released with tag
  • A Whale of a Feast

    December 10, 2013

    Unprecedented numbers of humpback whales have been gorging themselves for the last few months in the waters around Monterey Bay, California.

    humpback jumping
  • Wider WWF Impact Through Strengthened GEF Partnership

    November 05, 2013

    Though WWF has been actively engaged with GEF since its creation, we are now for the first time a full partner—a GEF “project agency”—entrusted with the direct design and implementation of GEF projects.

    men on boat
  • Conserving the Last Ocean Frontier

    November 04, 2013

    The Global Environment Facility endorsed a project to improve the management of tuna fisheries in ocean waters for which no one specific nation has ownership or governance.

    man carrying tuna
  • Last Chance to Save 'The Last Ocean'

    October 24, 2013

    A joint United States-New Zealand government proposal to protect more than 770 thousand square miles of the Ross Sea was put forward last year, but did not gain full support.

    antarctic ice
  • WWF develops a solar-powered boat for the Gal├ípagos

    October 10, 2013

    Using an existing boat—which the Park had confiscated from an illegal fishing operation—WWF and the Galápagos National Park worked to transform it into an alternative energy vessel.

    solar boat
  • Saving Reefs and the Life They Protect

    October 07, 2013

    Saying that Nuatali Veniiy is passionate about marine conservation is a vast understatement. She’s a true believer in the importance of the reefs and the life they support.

    Ghizo Nuatali at the beach
  • Celebrating a Marine Wonderland in the Philippines

    August 13, 2013

    This August, the Tubbataha Reefs of the Philippines celebrates 25 years as a marine protected area. The area is vast, covering more than 38,400 acres, and far from land.

    fish in tubbataha reef
  • Celebrating Salmon in Alaska's Bristol Bay

    August 08, 2013

    Salmonstock 2013 is an annual music festival held in Ninilchik, Alaska, in celebration of wild salmon and the humans who rely on them.

    aerial art at salmonstock
  • The Biodiversity Treasure Trove of Sub-Arctic Submarine Canyons

    June 17, 2013

    Underwater canyons in the Bering Sea are home to a vast array of species. WWF has been acting as an advocating to enact protective measures to conserve the canyons.

    life in bering sea canyon
  • 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.

  • 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

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