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  • Prince Charles Calls for Action to End Wildlife Crime

    May 21, 2013

    Prince Charles, who is also president of WWF-UK, and the U.K. government are prioritizing wildlife crime as an issue at the highest political levels.

    Prince Charles
  • Good News for Africa's Oldest National Park

    May 17, 2013

    Oil and gas group Total will not explore for oil within the boundaries of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chairman and CEO Cristophe de Margerie announced.

    virunga gorilla
  • Prison and Hefty Fines for Rhino Horn Traffickers

    May 16, 2013

    As record numbers of rhinos are slaughtered for their horns, there is good news that poachers will be punished for their crimes. In the U.S., two businessmen will now serve time in prison and pay hefty fines for rhino horn trafficking.

    Items, including rhino horn, confiscated from wildlife criminals
  • U.S. and Other Arctic Countries Urged to Create Oil Response Plans

    May 15, 2013

    The United States will be required to develop a plan for responding to oil and gas spills in the Arctic Ocean if an agreement signed today by Secretary of State John Kerry and others is adhered to by the U.S. government.

    oil cleanup ship
  • WWF Board Chairman Neville Isdell Brings It Back Home

    May 15, 2013

    Former chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, Neville Isdell, and his wife Pamela recently made a $2 million gift to the World Wildlife Fund.

    KAZA elephants
  • WWF Takes the Wheel on Arctic Shipping

    May 14, 2013

    As climate change melts Arctic sea ice, the Bering Strait is seeing a marked increase in shipping traffic. WWF is taking action to ensure that development in the Arctic occurs in an environmentally and socially responsible way.

    Ship in Arctic
  • New Hope for Forests and Families in Indonesia

    May 07, 2013

    WWF has offered a way for community members to help rehabilitate their forests and earn a living. Our reforestation programs in Indonesia help preserve our most precious wildlife and empower local people.

    Acil at nursery
  • Poachers Storm 'Village of Elephants'

    May 07, 2013

    Taking advantage of the ongoing political instability in Central African Republic, poachers massacre dozens of elephants.

    Line of elephants walking
  • 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
  • WWF Works With Bumble Bee Foods to Improve Health of World’s Oceans

    April 23, 2013

    Preserving healthy fish populations and securing sustainable fisheries are as important to people as they are to wildlife. This is only possible by working collaboratively with the private sector.

    skipjack tuna fisherman delivering catch
  • Amur Tiger Habitat Threatened by Illegal Logging of Russian Forests

    April 18, 2013

    Large-scale illegal logging in the Russian Far East is threatening the long-term survival of the endangered Amur tiger by destroying the species’ habitat. Around 450 Amur tigers remain the wild, scientists estimate.

    Tiger in snow
  • From Ridge to Reef: An Underground Water System

    April 09, 2013

    The Mesoamerican Reef ecoregion is largely known for white sand beaches, coral reefs and abundant marine life. But just slightly inland on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a unique water system that is entirely underground.

    Coastal Karst Mesoamerican Reef
  • Better Stoves for a Healthier Planet

    April 09, 2013

    WWF and our partners launched the "Improved Stoves" project to increase the number of households using energy-efficient charcoal stoves in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Charcoal stove DRC
  • It Starts at Home

    April 09, 2013

    WWF-US works in countries as diverse as Namibia and Nepal and Mexico, but our roots are firmly planted in the United States. In our first year, three of the five grants made by our Board of Directors supported domestic projects. More than 50 years later, our in-country work remains an anchor of our conservation portfolio.

     

    Caribou running
  • Orphan rhino struggles to survive after poachers kill mother

    April 05, 2013

    An Indian rhino calf that lost its mother to poachers earlier this week is clinging to life with the help of conservationists, according to WWF staff assisting with its care. A team of frontline staff located the dehydrated and traumatized calf and brought the newborn to a safe location for urgent veterinary care.

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  • Meet WWF's Jenny Springer

    April 04, 2013

    As leader of WWF's People and Conservation Program, Jenny Springer bolsters community-based conservation and natural resource management strategies. She works with colleagues all over the world to help promote active community participation in resource management.

    Jenny Springer
  • 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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  • A Brighter Light on Bycatch

    April 02, 2013

    Gillnet fishing, one of the most common forms of fishing in the world, often leads to the accidental capture of non-targeted species. WWF is supporting work to illuminate nets so turtles can avoid swimming into them.

    Fishermen with net
  • Translocated rhinos give birth in Indian national park

    March 26, 2013

    Two translocated rhinos gave birth in the Manas National Park in India, indicating that the translocated species is breeding successfully and adapting to the new environment. The arrival of the calves comes as a welcomed affair amid a recent spurt in the poaching of rhinos in the northeast Indian state of Assam.

    Rhino and calf
  • India Declares a New Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu

    March 26, 2013

    India, home to the world's largest population of wild tigers, created a new protected area for the big cats. The Indian government declared the forests of Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary a Tiger Reserve on March 15, 2013.

    Tigress and cub in India
  • Returning the American bison to the Northern Great Plains

    March 25, 2013

    WWF is successfully maneuvering some of the roughest of landscapes and most complex of cultures, making significant gains toward buffalo conservation in the Northern Great Plains. Working among a culture thick with pride, history and sacrifice, WWF has found its role guiding this dream of bison restoration into reality.

  • Ushering in a future of cooperation and water security

    March 22, 2013

    Karin Krchnak, director of WWF's Freshwater Program, journeyed by canoe down the Rio Grande through Big Bend National Park, witnessing firsthand the power of partnership in finding a solution to maintaining abundant sources of clean water.

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  • San Francisco Named Earth Hour Capital

    March 19, 2013

    In recognition of San Francisco's comprehensive efforts to promote renewable energy and prepare its residents for extreme weather and other consequences of climate change, an internationl jury has named the city U.S. Earth Hour Capital for 2013.