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  • 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
  • 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
  • New Video of Baby Panda and Mother

    December 16, 2013

    Newly released video captures a panda cub ambling behind its mother one peaceful morning, on a forested ridge deep in China’s Anzihe Nature Reserve.

    Giant Panda
  • Lasting Solutions to Save Wildlife

    December 16, 2013

    As wildlife crime sweeps through Africa and Asia, WWF joined wildlife advocates, conservation orgnizations and concerned citizens gathered at the first public meeting of President Obama's Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking in Washington D.C

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  • Leaders Make Commitment to Help Polar Bears

    December 11, 2013

    As polar bears trudged back onto their sea ice hunting grounds for the winter, an international gathering of arctic nations was working last week to protect the future of the species.

    polar bear on ice
  • A Whale of a Feast

    December 10, 2013

    Unprecedented numbers of humpback whales have been gorging themselves for the last few months in the waters around Monterey Bay, California.

    humpback jumping
  • Putting an End to Elephant Poaching

    December 05, 2013

    When the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service crushed 6 tons of confiscated ivory carvings, trinkets and jewelry into rubble last month, it got the world’s attention.

    crushing ivory
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Awards $3 Million for Tigers

    November 21, 2013

    The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded WWF a $3 million grant today for tiger conservation in Nepal. The grant demonstrates the foundation’s commitment to saving one of nature’s most iconic species and strengthens WWF’s tiger conservation gains in Nepal. This generous conservation grant will toughen anti-poaching efforts, protect core areas for tiger conservation and restore critical wildlife corridors.

    Leonardo DiCaprio
  • An Up-Close Look at Wildlife Trafficking on US Soil

    November 19, 2013

    WWF is asking for a moratorium on ivory trade and sales in the US. Each of us has the power to help by asking our representatives to take a stand against this senseless destruction.

    tiger head repository
  • Pursuing and Achieving Sustainable Solutions for Plastics

    November 19, 2013

    Plant-based plastics, if responsibly produced from renewable resources in an efficient manner can provide more viable solutions over fossil-based resources if these risks are addressed.

    bulrush in field
  • Tracking Polar Bears—at the Age of 100

    November 13, 2013

    WWF member Elsa Bailey realizes a lifelong dream at the age of 100 as she tracks polar bears in the Arctic.

    Elsa Bailey on her polar bear adventure
  • 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
  • 5 Reasons the Farm Bill Matters to Conservation

    November 07, 2013

    Right now, members of Congress are working out the final details of the 2013 Farm Bill, and the stakes for conservation are huge.

    greener grasslands