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  • Giant Sunfish Released from Fishers' Net

    January 14, 2015

    A tuna fishing vessel operating in the offshore waters of Pakistan safely released a giant sunfish that was entangled in its fishing net. After a struggle of about 20 minutes, the fishermen successfully freed this nearly six-foot-long sunfish weighing nearly 1,000 pounds.

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  • Alternatives to Wood

    January 13, 2015

    Trees are cut down at a rapid rate to meet the demand for products we all use. Some are products that often are on our weekly shopping lists, such as toilet paper, diapers and tissues. What if we used something other than newly-harvested trees to create these products?

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  • Inspirational Leadership on the Rio Grande/Bravo

    January 07, 2015

    Joe Sirotnak, a federal botanist in Big Bend National Park, and his colleagues are focused on restoring and protecting the Rio Grande/Bravo River. This involves removing invasive plants that threaten the natural environment, re-vegetating tributaries that fuel the river, and coordinating crews to help with all these processes.

    joe river ranger
  • Bhutan’s Changing Landscape

    January 05, 2015

    The government of Bhutan and nonprofit organizations also are doing their part to create jobs in rural communities. WWF is helping educate homeowners how to turn their homes into lodging for tourists.

    bhutan temple and flags
  • Rhino Collaring Will Tell Critical Tale

    December 29, 2014

    A one-horned rhinoceros was successfully collared in Nepal late last month. The event was particularly significant because it occurred in a wildlife corridor that connects Nepal’s Bardia National Park with India’s Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary.

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  • Fort Peck Tribes Leaders Restore Bison on Reservation

    December 23, 2014

    One hundred and thirty-six wild Yellowstone bison—free of cattle genes—reclaimed their historic home in the Northern Great Plains when released into the Fort Peck Indian Reservation’s cultural buffalo reserve.

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  • How Bison Survive Winter in the Northern Great Plains

    December 18, 2014

    Despite roaming vast distances in the Northern Great Plains, bison do not move south as the weather grows cold and inhospitable, though they may move to lower elevations where snow is not so deep. Temperatures plummet well below zero, bitter winds whip across the landscape, and bison still remain.

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  • Remembering Theo Colborn

    December 17, 2014

    WWF lost a true friend and colleague this week. Dr. Theo Colborn (1927-2014) was an inspiration to all who knew and worked with her. She was well known for her keen intellect, fierce determination, and an unyielding commitment to science and protecting the planet.

  • Alaska’s Bristol Bay Protected from Oil and Gas Drilling

    December 16, 2014

    Today President Obama announced the protection of Bristol Bay, Alaska, from offshore oil and gas drilling. Bristol Bay is home to the last pristine salmon ecosystem in North America and stands unmatched in its productivity. Nearly 50 percent of the world’s wild sockeye salmon come from these waters.

    Bristol Bay, Alaska
  • Wheels for Wildlife

    December 16, 2014

    Laura Bareis hit the pavement for wildlife. The South Dakota native decided to ride her bike—laden with all the necessary gear—across the United States to raise funds for WWF’s work in protecting species and wild places around the world.

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  • Celebrating Mountains

    December 11, 2014

    Mountains—the highest points on the planet—provide vital support for some of the most spectacular landscapes and diverse ecosystems on Earth. Covering a quarter of Earth’s land surface, mountain regions sustain a breadth of species and provide local communities with the essential goods and services they depend on for survival.

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  • By the Numbers: Rangers Combat Wildlife Crime

    December 09, 2014

    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.

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  • Prince William Announces New Task Force to Stop Transport of Illegal Wildlife

    December 08, 2014

    His Royal Highness Prince William announced a major step in the fight against illegal wildlife trade at the World Bank today. The United for Wildlife Transportation Task Force was created to promote zero tolerance of transport of illegal wildlife parts across borders. It will work with the commercial transportation sector, including airline and shipping companies, to keep illegal wildlife out of their operations.

    Thai officials seize shipment of illegal African elephant tusks.
  • 10 WWF Success Stories of 2014

    December 08, 2014

    As the year winds down, WWF and our dedicated supporters have cause to celebrate many positive impacts made for wildlife and people over the past 12 months.

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  • WWF Shares Ambitious New Goals in Times Square

    December 08, 2014

    As the holiday season rolls around, WWF will encourage a path toward a sustainable, healthy future for animals and people at a new level: the largest digital billboard in Times Square.

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  • More than 125,000 Americans Urge Obama Administration to End Black Market Fishing

    December 02, 2014

    WWF and more than 125,000 of our US supporters today urged the Obama administration to take strong action to end the global illegal fishing epidemic.

    Fish in net hauled up from water
  • A Letter From Lima

    December 01, 2014

    Have you ever experienced the excitement of getting ready to run a marathon after months of training and preparation? Well, that's exactly how I felt today as I arrived in Lima, Peru, for the next round of UN climate talks. Over the next few weeks, I'll be joining my WWF colleagues on the ground in Lima to encourage international leaders to take bold and necessary climate action

    Chopicalqui mountain
  • 6 Ways WWF Protects and Restores Nature

    November 28, 2014

    The problems facing our planet are increasingly more complex and urgent. That’s why WWF has been hard at work for more than 50 years protecting it. We save wildlife around the globe, and we work to protect Earth’s vital forests, oceans and fresh water. We also continue to find solutions to feed a hungry planet and address the impacts of climate change.

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  • Thank You for Your Support

    November 24, 2014

    As the year comes to a close, we like to show our appreciation for our generous supporters. Your support has allowed us to continue our vital work around the world.

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  • Polar Bear Population Decline a Wake Up Call for Climate Change Action

    November 17, 2014

    Forty percent. That’s the stunning population loss for polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea. The news comes from a new study linking the dramatic decline in this polar bear subpopulation in northeast Alaska and Canada to a loss of sea ice due to climate change.

    polar bear Beaufort Sea
  • US and China Take Major Step to Combat Climate Change

    November 12, 2014

    The commitments do represent important leadership, but there is still much work to be done to protect our species and the species we share this planet with from the worst effects of climate change.

    People's Climate Rally New York City
  • A Promise of Tomorrow for Fish and People in Malaysia

    November 11, 2014

    For generations, nature has provided for the residents of Malaysia’s islands and coasts. But growing demand for seafood throughout the region has left the seas nearly empty. As communities face the reality that fishing is no longer enough to support the economy, they are hoping tourism can create new opportunities.

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  • Infographic: How Illegal Fish Arrives on Your Dinner Plate

    November 06, 2014

    Illegally caught seafood looks the same as any other seafood you buy at a store or in a market, making it extremely difficult for you to tell right from wrong. Try tracing the fish on your plate back to the ship with this infographic. Then, learn how we can fix this process.

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