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  • Wider WWF Impact Through Strengthened GEF Partnership

    November 05, 2013

    Though WWF has been actively engaged with GEF since its creation, we are now for the first time a full partner—a GEF “project agency”—entrusted with the direct design and implementation of GEF projects.

    men on boat
  • EFN Grantee and Conservationist Walks for Elephants in Kenya

    November 05, 2013

    EFN grantee Jim Nyamu is working to raise awareness of threats to elephants by walking more than 650 miles from Massai Mara to Nairobi on a campaign called Ivory Belongs to Elephants.

    Elephants play fight in Kenya
  • Exploring the Upper Reaches of the Peruvian Amazon Basin

    November 05, 2013

    Innovative conservation finance (also called sustainable financing) is often used to help create and then permanently protect important parks and refuges.

    sunset over amazon
  • Polar Bears Waiting at the Edge

    November 04, 2013

    The International Forum on the Conservation of Polar Bears will bring together representatives from polar bear range countries, along with scientists, members of indigenous communities, WWF and other conservation leaders.

    polar bear mother and cubs
  • Conserving the Last Ocean Frontier

    November 04, 2013

    The Global Environment Facility endorsed a project to improve the management of tuna fisheries in ocean waters for which no one specific nation has ownership or governance.

    man carrying tuna
  • Protecting Kenya’s Rhinos

    October 31, 2013

    Rotiken Denis, warden for the Maasai Mara Rhino Monitoring Team in Kenya, is a Maasai with a background in wildlife management. He is responsible for preventing rhino poaching in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Narok County, Kenya.

    kenyan rhinos
  • Namibia's Sustainable Tourism Success

    October 29, 2013

    WWF presented a Gift to the Earth Award to Namibia for its conservation efforts, which are linked to responsible tourism.

    gift of earth
  • Last Chance to Save 'The Last Ocean'

    October 24, 2013

    A joint United States-New Zealand government proposal to protect more than 770 thousand square miles of the Ross Sea was put forward last year, but did not gain full support.

    antarctic ice
  • UK Government Opposes Soco's Oil Exploration in Virunga

    October 24, 2013

    Plans by London-based oil company Soco International PLC to explore for oil in Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest national park, have hit firm opposition from the UK government.

    virunga landscape and person
  • Building a Future for Snow Leopards

    October 23, 2013

    Government representatives from the 12 Asian countries where snow leopards roam endorsed an ambitious new plan at the meeting today—a plan to protect and conserve snow leopards and their high mountain range habitat.

    snow leopard profile
  • Wildlife Management Areas Spread the Wealth in Tanzania

    October 22, 2013

    With the help of the WWF team and other NGOs, such as African Wildlife Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Frankfurt Zoological Society, the number of WMAs and the amount of land they protect is growing dramatically.

    serengeti animals
  • Brightly Colored Lizard Among 441 New Amazon Species Discovered Since 2010

    October 21, 2013

    One in 10 known species on Earth live in the Amazon, and new species are discovered each year. Here's a look at the new Amazon species findings since 2010. 

    new amazon monkey
  • Solar panels on new build housing in Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK.
  • A Flame Called Hope

    October 16, 2013

    WWF has a long history in Nepal, working closely with local communities to secure conservation successes. This relationship led to an innovative solution that put people and their needs at the center of our programs

    mahato in garden
  • Understanding the Plight of the Sumatran Rhino

    October 10, 2013

    With possibly as few as 100 animals left in a handful of small, isolated populations, the Sumatran rhino is arguably one of —if not the most— threatened large mammal in the world. 

    Sumatran Rhino
  • WWF develops a solar-powered boat for the Galápagos

    October 10, 2013

    Using an existing boat—which the Park had confiscated from an illegal fishing operation—WWF and the Galápagos National Park worked to transform it into an alternative energy vessel.

    solar boat
  • Saving Reefs and the Life They Protect

    October 07, 2013

    Saying that Nuatali Veniiy is passionate about marine conservation is a vast understatement. She’s a true believer in the importance of the reefs and the life they support.

    Ghizo Nuatali at the beach
  • In Tanzania, an Orphan Gets an Education Thanks to Wildlife

    October 01, 2013

    Mbaranga’ndu is one of Tanzania’s WMAs created under an official land-use designation that allows local residents to benefit from governing an area’s natural resources sustainably.

    Juma profile
  • A Ranger Determined to Save Sumatra's Tigers

    October 01, 2013

    Abeng, coordinator of WWF’s Tiger Protection Units in Indonesia, has lived on the island of Sumatra his whole life. He leads our efforts to protect last wild tigers in Tesso Nilo-Bukit TigapuluhBukit Tigapuluh, or “30 Hills.”

    Abeng profile
  • Changing the Trajectory

    September 26, 2013

    On Sept. 26, thousands of miles from the nearest herd of wild elephants in the jungle of New York City, several unprecedented commitments were made to change the trajectory at two high-level events.

    African elephants
  • Devastating Storms Hit Mexico

    September 23, 2013

    Tropical Storm Manuel and Hurricane Ingrid made landfall in the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of Mexico last week, affecting over 1 million people throughout the country with rain, flooding, high winds and landslides.

    hurricane manuel above
  • Pushed Toward Extinction

    September 20, 2013

    World Rhino Day on Sept. 22 holds a renewed sense of urgency this year as poaching and habitat loss pushes rhinos closer to the edge of extinction in Africa and Asia.

    Rhinos in field
  • Thousands of Walruses Forced Ashore as Arctic Sea Ice Declines

    September 18, 2013

    As Arctic sea ice has declined to the sixth-lowest extent on record this month, a growing number of walruses are being forced to haul out on land.

    group of walruses
  • Breaking the Cycle

    September 17, 2013

    The amount of ice covering the Arctic Ocean’s surface has reached its lowest point this year. Why is the ice melting so quickly? Black carbon is partly to blame.

    polar bear Svalbard Arctic