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  • When you travel, bring back keepsakes, not mistakes

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    Buying souvenirs can help support the local tourism trade, which is an important source of income for many communities. But make informed choices.
    Souvenirs_Magazine Summer 2017
  • A resourceful hermit crab finds an unlikely home

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    In 2010, I was hiking along a forested trail in Japan, when a shiny object caught my eye. I couldn’t believe what I saw: A land hermit crab was using a discarded plastic bottle cap for its shell.
    Hermit Crab with plastic bottle shell
  • Arctic ice in trouble

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    The receding sea ice at the North Pole threatens arctic species
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  • Reducing the impact of commuting

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    The average American spends 52 minutes a day commuting. And it pumps tons of carbon dioxide—literally—into the atmosphere every year. But there are quite a few ways to lighten commuting's toll.
    Traffic Magazine Summer2017
  • Del First and Ethan Three Stars are revitalizing their native Dakota language

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    When Del First was growing up on Fort Peck Indian Reservation in the 1960s, everyone in his neighborhood spoke Dakota, a language of the Sioux Nation. Today, hardly anyone does.
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  • Can we help wildlife adapt by crowdsourcing human responses to climate change?

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    Climate Crowd, an online platform for crowdsourcing data, helps us learn how rural and indigenous communities around the world are responding to climate change, among other things.
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  • Grassland birds of the Northern Great Plains

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    Grassland birds have taken a nosedive in recent decades: They’re the fastest-declining bird group in North America.
    Lark bunting on a shrub
  • The power of connecting conservationists and tech experts

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    What do a primate biologist in Brazil, a GIS specialist in Nigeria, and an artificial intelligence developer in Silicon Valley have in common? You can find them all on WILDLABS.NET.
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  • Tracking elephant migrations

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    In the first project of its kind in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, WWF—along with the Kenyan Wildlife Service and Narok County Council—is now collaring elephants.
    A recently GPS collared, matriarch African elephant stands with it's herd
  • Monarch Heroes

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    Across the country, people are taking action for monarchs. Here are their stories.
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  • A Changing Arctic

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    What climate change and receding sea ices mean for the people, wildlife, economy, and politics of the far North.
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  • Walrus habitat on the edge

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    In what has become the new normal over the past 10 years, residents of the Inupiat village of Point Lay on the coast of the Chukchi Sea in Alaska have had new neighbors each fall.
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  • Diane Moxness on community and adventure in the Himalayas

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    WWF National Council member Diane Moxness is always up for adventure. She and her husband spent time in Nepal forging a vision for conservation that embraces local as well as global action.
    Moxness Action Figures Summer 2017
  • Borneo offers big adventure on a wild island

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    Borneo has suffered some of the greatest habitat destruction on Earth, but there are still pristine wilderness areas like this one left. Its magical forests rarely disappoint.
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  • Gallery: Artwork by Aurora Robson

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    Repurposing plastic waste she finds in nature, Artist Aurora Robson meticulously assembles whimsical sculptures, transforming discarded debris into art.
    ISLA sculpture
  • WWF's Nathalie Simoneau on how empowering women improves local conservation

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    WWF explores how can we better understand the dynamics between men and women in a given culture and their impacts on natural resources.
    Nathalie Simoneau
  • Working together for monarchs

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    In Iowa's farm country, two families share stewardship of the land and help butterflies
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  • Editors Note: A sense of urgency

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    Every story in our magazine represents the passion and urgency we feel at WWF—and tries to illuminate the most important work our staff and partners are doing.
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  • Researchers use drones to count river dolphins in Brazil

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    On a river in Brazil, a quadcopter drone whirred over the water, transmitting a stream of images to a computer. Researchers and the small aircraft had the same job: spotting river dolphins.
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  • Virginia "Ginny" Busch on the importance of hands-on conservation

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    Busch assumed the helm of the Endangered Wolf Center, and she was determined to instill a strong educational component into its core mission. She believes in the power of local conservation.
    Ginny Busch
  • A legendary creature is a microcosm of the oceans in which it dwells

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    Often mistaken for a jellyfish, man o' war is actually a species of siphonophore, a colony of individual organisms that together operate as a single animal—one famous for its tendrils and harsh sting.
    Jelly Fish_Magazine_Summer 2017
  • President's Letter: Feels like home

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    For all of us there is a place we call home. A place where we evolved and belong—culturally, politically, and in countless ways that help define who we are. The same holds true for other species.
  • Adapting to Climate Change In Nepal

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    In one of the most climate-vulnerable countries on Earth, an unprecedented development project is building a model for adapting to climate change on a massive scale—by working with one village at a time.
    Harveting crops