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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.

    bison covered in snow
  • 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.

  • 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.

    girl on bike
  • 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.

    mountain in nepal
  • 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.

    times square billboard
  • 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

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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  • 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
  • Eating Our Planet

    October 16, 2014

    Our need to eat is not going to change—in fact, it is just going to get larger as our population grows. But what can change is the way we produce and distribute food. WWF works to improve the efficiency and productivity of producing food while reducing waste and shifting consumer patterns.

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