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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.

    Kids-playing-in-water_331504_Malaysia story
  • Small Steps to Reduce Food Waste

    November 06, 2014

    Food waste is thoughtless. Most of us aren’t even aware of it. When we don’t use what we have, we not only waste food, but we negatively impact precious resources including biodiversity and animal habitats.

    Fruits and Veggies
  • 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.

  • A Struggle Against Illegal Fishing

    October 27, 2014

    Antonio Bustos’ family has been fishing Chile’s coastal waters for more than four generations. Artisanal fishers like him used to be able to earn a good living, but increased competition for dwindling fish stocks have made it harder to stay afloat. Some have decided to ignore the quotas that are meant to let fish populations rebound.

     busta on boat
  • A Troubled Paradise

    October 27, 2014

    Today, the Philippines' oceans are troubled. For over a century, coastal development, destructive fishing practices, coral mining, sedimentation, overfishing and chemical pollution have chipped away at the ocean’s health. Add to that climate change consequences such as ocean warming, acidification and coral bleaching, and we have an undersea war against marine resources. Faced with this problem, many countries within the Coral Triangle have established Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), to conserve what’s left.

    Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park lagoon looking bleached, Palawan, Philippines
  • Better Choices at the Great Barrier Reef

    October 27, 2014

    For decades, the Great Barrier Reef has enjoyed World Heritage Status and been synonymous with diving, tourism and with Australia. But in June of this year, UNESCO threatened to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef to the World Heritage ‘In Danger’ list; a category populated predominantly by war-torn and developing nations. The final decision should be made in 2015.

    aerial great barrier reef
  • Discounted Solar Coming to a Roof Near You

    October 22, 2014

    WWF has facilitated the first-ever nationwide solar bulk purchasing program. Across the country, communities have banded together to get solar panels installed on individual houses in their neighborhoods.

    adding solar
  • Through the Looking Glass

    October 21, 2014

    WWF's Elisabeth Kruger focuses on mitigating conflict between polar bears and people, and ensuring species conservation is consistent in the three countries that are home to the Bering, Chukchi, and Beafort Sea polar bears: the US, Russia and Canada.

    polar bear on ice
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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