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  • Report: US Communities and Wildlife Would Be Affected by Arctic Oil Spill

    July 25, 2014

    New research mapping a range of oil spill scenarios in the Canadian Beaufort Sea finds that a spill would likely reach the U.S. shorelines of Alaska and could affect the local communities and wildlife living there.

  • Zebras make Africa's longest land migration

    May 27, 2014

    In a groundbreaking study, a WWF-led team discovered Africa’s longest land mammal migration. The migration of Plains (or Burchell's) Zebra stretches from Namibia to Botswana—a distance of more than 300 miles roundtrip.

    zebras on dirt
  • Polar Bear Expedition Finds Little Ice and Few Mother Bears

    April 30, 2014

    WWF scientists spent two weeks in April on a research expedition to the islands of Arctic Norway to study polar bears and their habitat. They gathered data on 53 bears total and placed GPS collars on seven females. 

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  • Monarch Population Hits Lowest Point in More Than 20 Years

    January 29, 2014

    In the most recent migration, fewer of the orange- and red-winged monarchs made it to the end of the journey than ever before. The monarch butterfly population in Mexico was the lowest ever since 1993.

    monarchs in sky
  • Snow Leopard Cubs a Sign of Hope

    January 06, 2014

    Camera trap images of two snow leopard cubs tussling and tumbling in eastern Russia indicate a potential resurgence of a once-decimated population.

    snow leopard cubs
  • Amazing Snow Leopard Images from Nepal

    December 18, 2013

    After an ongoing project tracking elusive snow leopards in a remote area of northeastern Nepal, a government-led project team that included WWF succeeded in fitting a satellite-GPS collar on one of nature’s most elusive big cats on November 25.

  • Saola Rediscovered: Rare Photos of Elusive Species from Vietnam

    November 12, 2013

    The saola—one of the rarest and most threatened mammals on the planet—was photographed in Vietnam for the first time in 15 years by a camera trap set by WWF and the Vietnamese government’s Forest Protection Department.

    female saola
  • Expedition to the Arctic

    September 05, 2013

    We know very little about the wildlife and habitat of the Siberian coast, and so WWF teamed up with Canon on a research expedition to learn more.

    walrus in laptev
  • Tracking Tuna in the Coral Triangle

    May 01, 2013

    WWF is tracking the movements of yellowfin tuna in the waters off the Philippines in the Coral Triangle. By gathering more information on the movements of these tuna, we can improve management of the tuna fishery.

    Yellowfin Tuna
  • Tracking Turtles By Satellite for Better Conservation

    April 02, 2013

    WWF places satellite tags on marine turtles in many areas around the world. The information collected from the tags helps us to design better management strategies for their conservation, such as creating marine protected areas for important feeding areas or addressing threats to nesting beaches.

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  • Monarch Butterfly Survey Indicates Lowest Numbers in 20 Years

    March 14, 2013

    The percentage of forest occupied by monarch butterflies in Mexico, used as an indicator of the number of butterflies that arrive to that country each winter, reached its lowest level in two decades.

  • At Work Among the Coral Reefs

    December 12, 2012

    Surveying the coral reefs of the Raja Ampat islands, WWF's Helen Fox works to protect marine areas for generations to come.

     

  • Marine Expedition Reveals Fascinating Species and Urgent Need for Protection

    October 24, 2012

    The ovulid sea snail boasts a remarkable ability to camouflage itself by taking on the appearance of its favorite food—corals. A new underwater survey by WWF and other scientists recently found at least 25 different species of these beautifully colored and patterned snails in an area of the Coral Triangle. The two-and-a-half-week survey was part of a scientific expedition to explore the underwater world of Tun Mustapha Park—a proposed marine protected area.

    sea snail on coral
  • Protecting Snow Leopards in the Face of Climate Change

    July 16, 2012

    For the endangered animals of our planet—like the rare and regal snow leopard—climate change means much more than hotter days and intensified storms. These creatures face the prospect of a significant transformation of the habitats that sustain them.

    Snow Leopard
  • Valuing Nature: A Lesson For Us All

    May 14, 2012

    Forget “the dog ate it.” I heard the most memorable excuse for missing homework when I was a high school teacher in Vanuatu—a country of 83 islands in the South Pacific. “I was leaping from a 30 foot wooden tower with only vines attached to my ankles,” explained my student, Ruben Bong.

    Valuing Nature
  • Crowdsourcing for Conservation

    WWF and six other NGOs announced the Freshwater Fish BioBlitz on February 2, 2014. This new digital platform enables anyone with a camera to contribute to freshwater conservation.

    canoe looking
  • Mapping the Value of Nature

    As a specialist in mapping, Gregg Verutes never expected his work to translate quickly and dramatically into conservation victories on the ground. But one map he created had stark and immediate impact. The depiction—of Belize’s coast overlaid with a black patch the size and shape of the Gulf Coast oil spill—impressed on average Belizeans just what was at stake in an upcoming referendum on whether to allow further oil exploration and drilling in coastal waters.

    Barrier Reef in Belize

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