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What is COP21 and why should we care?
On November 30th, leaders from 196 nations will gather in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (#COP21). Their goal? To negotiate a global agreement to help avoid the worst effects of climate change. Of course, effo...
A preview of the 22-minute 'Gorilla Water' documentary, outlining why and how a mountain gorilla conservation organization is dealing with a lack of water in communities near the mountain gorilla parks in DRC, Rwanda, and Uganda.
Snow Leopard Mother and Cub
Launched on International Snow Leopard Day, Fragile Connections: Snow leopards, people, water and the global climate, reveals that more than a third of snow leopard habitat could be rendered unsuitable for the endangered big cats if climate change is not checked. Urgent i...
Azunosa’s Sugar Sustainability Journey
Azunosa became the first sugar processing mill to achieve Bonsucro certification in Central America—a big win for local communities and hundreds of species of native birds, fish, turtles and other wildlife that rely on the Mesoamerican Reef. Azunosa is one part of ...
Javan Rhino Calf Caught on Camera
This is footage of a Javan rhino and calf captured on a camera trap in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park. Javan rhinos are critically endangered species that exist in only this one protected area. This incredible footage injects much-needed hope and a new urgenc...
Conservation for Life: Committing to the Permanent Protection of the World’s Most Important Parks
The global cost to properly manage protected areas is nearly 2.5 billion dollars a year. But current funding is a billion and a half dollars short. The hard truth: protection is a perpetual effort. We need long-term funding, political support and ambitious policies for pr...
An Innovative Boost for Black-footed Ferrets
In partnership with Topcon, WWF used a drone to map and evaluate habitat for endangered black-footed ferrets. Only about 300 of the slender, masked carnivores are left in the wild today. Scientists must monitor prairie dog colonies to determine current and potential new h...
Water Stewardship and the Californian Drought
California is in the midst of a multi-year drought—-the worst in 1200 years—and according to climate scientists, this is just the beginning. Hardest hit is Central Valley, a large, flat region that is home to some of the country’s most productive agricul...
An Elephant Encounter in Botswana's Chobe National Park
On a drive from Namibia to Zimbabwe near the northern edge of Botswana's Chobe National Park, WWF staff encountered a group of elephants crossing the road. They stopped the car to watch them go by. As the group was crossing, one elephant took special notice of the vehicle...
Water in the Borderlands
The Rio Grande/Bravo runs thousands of miles through the expansive Chihuahuan Desert. It forms the US-Mexico border from El Paso, Texas, to the Gulf of Mexico. But climate change is impacting life in the river basin.
A River Unites Us
Water is a shared resource, connecting diverse waterways and often flowing across borders. Along the US/Mexico border, see how the river that separates our countries actually unites us, and how on-the-ground conservation helps foster better bi-national coordination in the...
A Turtle's Eye View of the Great Barrier Reef
Ever wonder what life looks like below the surface in the Great Barrier Reef? See it through the eyes of a sea turtle. To better understand the post-release behavior of tagged green turtles, WWF and partners carefully fastened a GoPro—a tiny waterproof camera&mdash...
Pandy has an FSC Jones, an overwhelming obsession and love for forests. Excited about this year’s final March Mayhem games being played on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified floors, he’s trying his paw at playing basketball. WWF thinks buying FSC-certi...
Use Your Wallet to Protect Forests
Shop responsibly to address one of the biggest threats to wildlife and humans – the loss of forests at an alarming rate.
Introducing the Northern Great Plains
Camera Trap Captures First Footage of Wild Amur Tigers Inside China
Footage of a tiger and her playful cubs caught by a WWF camera trap is the first video evidence of wild Amur tigers in China. The footage was captured almost 20 miles from the Russian border late last year. In the past, tiger footprints were the only indicators of Amur ti...
Jared Leto Joins WWF as Global Ambassador
Academy Award-winning actor, musician and director Jared Leto becomes a WWF Global Ambassador, focusing on the most urgent, pressing issues facing our planet today. Mr. Leto traveled to South Africa in November 2014 with WWF to learn first-hand about the poaching crisis a...
Prairie Chicken Mating Dance
Male prairie chickens select “booming grounds” or “lek” sites from which they perform elaborate dances and call for a mates. During the dance, the male’s neck feathers crop up over its head, and large yellow-orange air sacs in the neck and ab...
Rare Black Jaguar Sighting
The sighting of the black jaguar comes on the heels of the historic announcement of the Amazon Region Protected Area (ARPA). A model for conservation, ARPA ensures 150 acres—three times the size of all US parks combined—of the Amazon are protected in perp...
River Rangers Protect Irrawaddy Dolphins
In the Mekong River, only 85 Irrawaddy dolphins remain, living among six different pools between Cambodia and Laos. Fishing nets are a threat to the species. River rangers help track the dolphins and enforce sustainable fishing practices to help the population.
Giant Sunfish Released from Fishers' Net
A tuna fishing vessel operating in the offshore waters of Pakistan safely released a giant sunfish that was entangled in their fishing net. After a struggle of about 20 minutes, the fishermen successfully freed this nearly six-foot-long sunfish weighing nearly 1,000 pounds.
WWF Nepal Annual Review 2014
Nepal achieved a number of exciting conservation wins in 2014. Take a look!
Vander Haak Dairy: Outstanding dairy farm sustainability
Each year at the Vander Haak Dairy, 500 cows produce 14 million pounds of milk. An anaerobic digester — the first in Washington state, installed in 2004 — converts their manure, plus food waste from nearby food processors, into energy and other saleable produc...
Fort Peck Bison Restoration
In November 2014, the tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation received a second installment of genetically pure Yellowstone bison from Ted Turner's Montana ranch. Turner had been the caretaker of the bison for several years. The move to Fort Peck, which was supported b...
Protecting the Future Generations of Bristol Bay, Alaska, from Oil and Gas Development
For more than 40 years Bristol Bay, Alaska has been threatened by oil and gas development that could cause irreparable harm to this economically valuable fishery and rich cultural home. The Alaska based Fish Basket Coalition, along with thousands of voices from the United...
McCarty Family Farms: Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability
Bison Sweeping Snow
A bison sweeps his muzzle across snow to find food during the winter. 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. They eat grasses to survive.
The Empowered Women of Nepal
Healthy people, a healthy environment and empowered women are three critical components needed to strengthen communities in the developing world. Without these components, it is hard to ensure that people can live in harmony with nature. In this video, learn how WWF and C...
Marshik Dairy: Outstanding dairy farm sustainability
Making sustainability a priority, the Marshik Dairy--a fifth-generation family farm--implemented a new, technologically advanced and energy efficient barn design on their 155-cow dairy. The new design included robotic milking facilities, energy efficient lighting and vent...
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