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  • Bipartisan Senate legislation gets tough on wildlife crime

    September 16, 2016

    Among the measures included in the END Wildlife Trafficking Act are measures that will ensure federal agencies continue to use a coordinated, whole-of-government approach as they respond to the global poaching crisis and direct them to work with affected countries to improve their abilities to protect wildlife populations, disrupt wildlife trafficking networks and prosecute wildlife criminals.

    African elephant at dusk
  • New US ivory regulations mark a victory in the fight to save elephants

    June 02, 2016

    Setting an example for the world in the fight to save elephants, the United States has finalized new regulations that will help shut down commercial elephant ivory trade within its borders and stop wildlife crime overseas.

    African elephant
  • Climate change front and center in President’s final State of the Union address

    January 12, 2016

    In his final State of the Union address, President Obama looked back on the first seven years of his Administration, celebrating major initiatives that have helped protect our planet for future generations, and underscoring how far we have yet to go.

    US Capital Building
  • Promoting Sustainable and Legal Trade

    May 18, 2015

    The future of a nation's forests or a community's marine resources or even the lifespan of a tiger are no longer determined only by local decisions. Global trade has increased the pressure on these vital natural resources, making their fate a multi-nation decision.

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  • State of the Union Stresses Urgent Need for Climate Change Action

    January 21, 2015

    Last night’s State of the Union Address was critically important in a year when there will need to be major international agreement on climate change action.

    Obama at State of the Union
  • Bipartisan Resolution to Celebrate Wildlife

    March 06, 2014

    A bipartisan Senate resolution (S.Res. 374) designates March 3 as World Wildlife Day and highlights the importance of protecting the planet’s wildlife for future generations.

    Two African elephants roaming the flowery grass land in Tanzania
  • 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.

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  • Seeing Nature Up Close Inspires Work in the Halls of Government

    July 08, 2013

    Working in international wildlife policy at WWF, I don’t get out to the field as much as my colleagues. But last March an incredibly inspiring moment in Baja, Mexico reminded me why I’m here.

    whale tale in baja
  • Cities Commit to Prepare for Climate Change

    November 29, 2012

    Local governments across the U.S. join WWF’s inaugural Earth Hour City Challenge.

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