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  • Illegal Fishing Puts Crab Populations at Risk

    October 16, 2014

    A new WWF study has revealed populations of crab in the Russian Far East are at risk of collapse due to overharvest from illegal fishing.

    pulling in crab pot
  • A Stamp to Protect Wildlife

    October 15, 2014

    The Save Vanishing Species stamp is now on sale at the U.S. Postal Service. The semipostal stamp is designed to raise money to help protect endangered wildlife, including tigers, rhinos and marine turtles.

    Save Vanishing Species stamp
  • Hacking Nature for Good

    October 14, 2014

    WWF challenged a group of programmers, designers and conservationists to spend a Sunday developing a technology system to help the monarch butterfly at the annual SXSW ECO conference in Austin, Texas. The “hackathon” gave attendees just 24 hours to build an app to help monarchs.

    hackathon
  • Tree Kangaroo: Facts About These Declining Species

    October 07, 2014

    Tree kangaroos inhabit the lowland and mountainous rainforests of Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the far north of Queensland, Australia. Living up in the foliage, these species looks like a cross between a kangaroo and a lemur.

    tree kangaroo portrait
  • Shut down the Thai ivory trade

    October 07, 2014

    A new plan submitted by Thailand does not fully demonstrate the urgency of the current crisis facing the world’s elephants. As such, it puts the country at imminent risk of trade sanctions.

    African elephants
  • Success from Within

    October 06, 2014

    The Vietnamese concept of chi—the power that lies within—is the foundation of an innovative new campaign launched to tackle rhino horn use in Vietnam. It promotes the notion that success and good luck flow from an individual’s internal strength of character and refutes the view that these traits come from a piece of horn.

    Greater One Horned Rhino
  • Saving the Finless Porpoise

    September 30, 2014

    Protecting the current population of the Yangtze finless porpoise in limited reserves is not enough. We need to restore wetlands, work with farmers and fishers, and help industrial parks improve their water efficiency and reduce pollution all along the Yangtze River.

    finless porpoise up close
  • The State of Our Planet

    September 30, 2014

    The Living Planet Index (LPI)—essentially the S&P 500 Index for wildlife—documents the populations of more than 3,000 wild species. And for the first time, species number less than one-half what they were in 1970.

    Rhinos
  • Protect the Wild Spirit of North Dakota

    September 30, 2014

    In November, North Dakota has an exciting and unique opportunity to conserve beloved natural places by voting YES for the North Dakota Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment. This amendment would devote a small portion of North Dakota’s existing oil and gas tax revenues to improve water quality, restore fish and wildlife habitat, expand recreational opportunities, and provide expanded outdoor education for future generations.

    north dakota landscape
  • 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
  • Saving Africa's Elephants

    September 25, 2014

    At the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Secretary Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton announced the Elephant Action Network. WWF’s Ginette Hemley and TRAFFIC’s Senior Director Crawford Allan attended the event in New York on Sept. 23.

    clintons and group
  • 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
  • Success Seen for Tigers in Transboundary Landscape

    September 24, 2014

    Tiger conservation efforts are paying off at the landscape level, even where national borders are present across tiger habitats. This good news comes from a report shared by the governments of India and Nepal together with WWF.

    camera trap image of tiger in Terai Arc landscape
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Presented with Clinton Global Citizen Award by WWF's Carter Roberts

    September 24, 2014

    Academy Award nominated actor, environmentalist and WWF Board member Leonardo DiCaprio was presented with a prestigious Clinton Global Citizen Award for philanthropy on Sunday, September 21st. WWF CEO Carter Roberts presented the award to DiCaprio in honor of his extensive conservation efforts.

    Carter Roberts and Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Nepal honors a new generation of conservation leaders

    September 23, 2014

    On National Conservation Day, two organizations and four individuals were recognized for their exemplary contribution to biodiversity conservation in Nepal.

    matthew award
  • Hope for Rhinos

    September 22, 2014

    As conservationists, we have learned what it takes to help rhinos recover from the very edge of extinction.The formula is quite simple: protect rhinos where they exist, incentivize community stewardship of rhino populations, manage populations for maximum growth, establish new populations in suitable locations for maximum protection and population growth. This formula is achievable, but it does require political will and resources to see the plan through.

    rhino in water
  • The People's Climate March Grabs the World's Attention

    September 22, 2014

    Two days before world leaders convened in New York City for a UN-led summit on climate change, people stepped out into the streets to show  those leaders—and the rest of the world—just how  much they want their governments to act.

    People's Climate Rally New York City
  • What's Behind the FSC Logo?

    September 18, 2014

    When you see that symbol, you don’t have to wonder whether pristine forests were destroyed to make the product or whether the workers wielding chainsaws were paid a living wage. Because when you see the FSC logo, you know the product can be traced back to a company that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

    Forest where wood is harvested per FSC norms
  • Wildlife and Climate Change

    September 18, 2014

    To increase chances of conservation success, we must understand traits that make an individual species especially resilient or vulnerable to changes in climate. Different species will be affected in different ways; sometimes negatively, but not always.

    gorilla closeup
  • Walruses Crowd Shore as Arctic Sea Ice Nears Minimum

    September 18, 2014

    As Arctic sea ice nears its minimum this year, walruses—mostly females and their young—have been forced ashore into crowded haul-outs in Russia and Alaska. The sea ice has again disappeared over shallow feeding areas in the Chukchi Sea.

    walrus haulout
  • The Good News About Climate Change

    September 15, 2014

    We’re facing a climate crisis. Extreme weather events, melting glaciers and rising sea levels all link to climate change. If we continue on this trajectory, nature’s future—along with our own—is in jeopardy. But here’s the good news: we can make changes to adapt to and limit the impact of climate change. 

    Climate rally held in New York City
  • 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
  • Say No to Don Sahong Dam

    September 12, 2014

    Buddhist monks, community mobilizers, youth and various organizations rallied together against a backdrop of boats bearing banners asking Mega First to stop the controversial Don Sahong dam on the Mekong River on Sept. 11, 2014.

    protest on boat
  • This Revolution is Not Being Televised

    September 10, 2014

    By buying a piece of the 21st Century clean energy economy, mayors, moms and major corporations are prompting a long over-due conversation about the future of our nation’s electricity system.

    man adding solar