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  • Where Do Orangutans Live? And Nine Other Orangutan Facts

    February 24, 2014

    Orangutans live in the forests of Sumatra and Borneo. Learn a bit more about the species and what WWF is doing to help.

    Bornean Orangutan
  • 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
  • A major step forward in fight to stop oil exploration in Virunga National Park

    February 14, 2014

    A major victory in the campaign to stop oil exploration in Africa’s Virunga National Park—home to more than half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. Thanks to a complaint filed by WWF, the company exploring for oil will be examined for alleged violations of environmental protections and human rights related to its operations in Virunga.

  • A Global Commitment to Stop Illegal Wildlife Trade

    February 13, 2014

    The world has never before rallied together to stop wildlife crime like they did this week in London. Heads of state, ministers and other high-level representatives from 46 countries—including those most heavily impacted by poaching and illegal trade of wildlife—signed onto an extraordinary joint declaration.

  • US Announces Ambitious Strategy to Tackle Wildlife Crime

    February 11, 2014

    In the first-ever National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking, the US unveiled an ambitious set of actions to stem a black market estimated to be worth $10 billion annually.

    Elephant under a rainbow
  • Innovative Freshwater Partnership and Pilot Project Launch in China

    February 11, 2014

    On January 14, WWF, The Coca-Cola Company and the Hunan Province in China announced a landmark partnership focused on the Liuyang tributary that will help ensure the Yangtze River, the third longest river in the world, becomes a healthy, resilient freshwater basin.

    boat in river
  • Creating Ripples for Positive Change

    February 10, 2014

    Recognizing their role in influencing more sustainable development of palm oil, Johnson & Johnson has publicly committed to source 100% of its ingredients derived from palm oil from certified sustainable sources by 2015.

    palm oil basket
  • Can Indonesia's Notorious Deforesters Turn Over a New Leaf?

    February 06, 2014

     Just over a week ago, the second-largest pulp and paper manufacturer, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) announced a change of practices and new conservation initiatives.

    drainage canal
  • Congress Takes Major Step Toward Protecting Grasslands

    February 04, 2014

    The US Congress took major steps to protect one of the last four intact grasslands in world. By passing the 2014 Farm Bill, Congress is ensuring your tax dollars do not incentivize the plow-up and drainage of native grasslands and wetlands.

  • An Eye in the Sky for Boots on the Ground

    February 03, 2014

    About a year ago, WWF received a Google Global Impact Award grant to launch WWF’s Wildlife Crime Technology Project. Today, the project is literally taking flight.

    google wildlife crime
  • Saving Amazing Landscapes From Oil and Gas Development

    February 03, 2014

    One of the largest oil and gas development companies in the world, Total SA, has committed to keeping out of all natural World Heritage Sites around the globe, including Virunga National Park. But one company that is not respecting World Heritage status is Soco International PLC, which plans to continue to explore in Virunga - home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorilla population. 

    Congo Basin, Virunga Mountains
  • ice on Chukchi Sea coast, Alaska
  • 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
  • Saving Himalayan Forests

    January 23, 2014

    Despite the importance of Himalayan forests, they are cleared at a rapid rate, often illegally and by local communities. WWF, several Nepal government agencies and other partners recently received a three-year grant from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) to address the region's problems with degraded lands.

  • EPA Confirms Negative Impact of Pebble Mine Development

    January 15, 2014

    In a long-awaited assessment from the EPA, scientists conclude that large-scale mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region would have serious negative impacts on salmon and native Alaskan cultures. Pebble Mine is proposed for the headwaters of Bristol Bay, a pristine body of water that is home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery.

     

  • From Fishers to Weavers

    January 13, 2014

    WWF—through USAID’s Coral Triangle Support Partnership (CTSP)—helped revive and adapt a weaving program in Malaysia that would enable the women to earn income and sell fewer fish.

    weaving a bracelet
  • 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
  • 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
  • China Destroys Seized Ivory

    January 06, 2014

    The world’s biggest consumer of trafficked ivory—most of which comes from elephants illegally killed in Africa—destroyed more than 6 metric tons of seized elephant ivory.

    crushing ivory
  • By the Numbers: Rangers Combat Wildlife Crime

    December 31, 2013

    Take a look at the life of a ranger by the numbers and learn more about why these courageous men and women need and deserve our support.

    rangers_kui buri_thailand
  • 15 WWF Success Stories of 2013

    December 26, 2013

    As 2013 comes to a close, WWF takes a look back at successes over the past 12 months.

    Forest
  • 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.

  • Building Blocks to Fight Climate Change

    December 17, 2013

    One of the world’s largest manufacturers of children’s toys will join the ranks of environmentally friendly companies. The LEGO Group announced in November it will sign on to WWF’s Climate Savers Program.

    Columbia glacier

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