• WWF's Marcene Mitchell on what we need to see at COP28

    December 06, 2023

    The negotiators gathering in Dubai today for the UN COP28 climate summit are fully aware of the challenge before them. The first iteration of the global stocktake report, a key component of the Paris Agreement released in the lead-up to this year’s summit, paints a sobering picture: while we have made strides since 2010, the current trajectory of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions still falls perilously short of the targets set to limit warming.

    Drone photograph of the Armstrong Cooperatives olar plant
  • We’re experiencing the hottest year in human history. World leaders must act now to fight the climate crisis.

    November 30, 2023

    This year is set to be the hottest year ever recorded, according to an announcement by the World Meteorological Organization at critical international climate talks underway in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    Dry cracked land affected by drought with a sparse tree in the background
  • Is COP 28 worth it?

    November 28, 2023

    This year’s COP is critical as an inflection point in the transition away from fossil fuels and towards a renewable energy economy. We need to rapidly scale clean energy, and we need to do it while minimizing harm to nature.

    A vertical green sign reads COP28 at a building in Dubai
  • COP28: A crucial moment for climate action

    November 28, 2023

    The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) is the United Nations’ 28th annual climate summit, and it is being held at a critical time for the world. The summit is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), from Nov. 30 to Dec. 12.

    wind turbines stretch across peat landscape
  • The climate crisis will lead to conflict at sea. A new platform helps predict where—and how to prevent it.

    November 20, 2023

    WWF announced the launch of our Oceans Futures platform, a first-of-its-kind initiative that uses global climate and fisheries models to highlight 20 regions of the world that will likely see greater conflict, food insecurity, or geo-political tensions over ocean resources by 2030.

    Pulling up fishing nets.
  • A brief history of carbon in our atmosphere

    November 16, 2023

    Carbon is essential to life on Earth. As the atmosphere has evolved, the amount of carbon in it has increased due to human activity, primarily from burning fossil fuels, resulting in the climate crisis. 

    Clouds in a blue sky
  • A corridor for blue whales, humpbacks, and more marine wildlife

    November 15, 2023

    Once home to a whaling station, Chile's Guafo Island now teems with biodiversity. It's a cetecean migratory hotspot and the site of a major conservation project for 10 Indigenous tribes and WWF.

    A humpback whale feeds in the waters near Guafo Island, Chile
  • New guide helps ensure infrastructure works for people—and the planet

    November 13, 2023

    Putting nature at the heart of infrastructure design offers a great way to help halt and reverse biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

    Aerial view of a bridge filled with vegetation over a multi-lane highway
  • Camera traps showcase Malaysia’s incredible biodiversity

    November 09, 2023

    Months after their initial setup, the camera traps revealed the rich diversity of wildlife in one of the world’s oldest forests and what’s at stake if poaching, deforestation, and human-wildlife conflict are not addressed.

    tiger looks into camera trap in Royal Belum State Park, Malaysia
  • Q&A: Activist Betty Osei Bonsu on plastic waste, finding solutions, and galvanizing youth

    November 07, 2023

    Activists play a significant role in encouraging governments to effectively tackle the plastic pollution crisis. Among them is Betty Osei Bonsu, who is mobilizing youth to fight for a solution—for people and the planet.

    Betty Osei Bonsup stands at a lectern giving a speech in a blue blazer and white shirt
  • We need to transform how we power the world—for the benefit of people and nature

    November 03, 2023

    In a first-of-its-kind analysis, WWF and Boston Consulting Group compare a rapid transition to renewable energy to our current approach dominated by fossil fuels across key areas. The results show that a rapid transition to renewable energy is dramatically better for nature, human health and safety, and jobs.

    Landscape photo of a field of solar panels at sunrise. There are two wind turbines in the distance. Everything is shrouded in a light mist.
  • Oysters: an unsung hero in a changing climate

    October 30, 2023

    Oysters, in all their stunning variety and storied reputation for pearls and elegant cuisine, play an exemplary–if often unacknowledged–role in mitigating the effects of our warming planet.

    overhead view of cluster of oysters ready to be shipped
  • How WWF is protecting lemurs in Madagascar

    October 27, 2023

    In southwestern Madagascar, WWF is working with communities to protect lemurs in the community-managed Amoron’i Onilahy Protected Area by keeping habitat intact for lemurs and the people who rely on the forest for survival.

    A ringtail lemur holds onto a tree trunk in a forest
  • Transforming how we produce animal feed to protect people and nature

    October 26, 2023

    In a world where meat, dairy, and eggs hold generations of tradition, embracing the complexities of animal agriculture and its environmental impact is crucial. By addressing this together, we are taking big steps toward a better and more sustainable future in farming.

    A red harvester rolls through a field with wind turbines in the background on a sunny day
  • We’ve lost millions of acres of grasslands. Here’s how we can protect what’s left.

    October 25, 2023

    WWF’s 2023 Plowprint report shows that 1.6 million acres of grassland habitat were destroyed in the Great Plains across the US and Canada in 2021. Since 2012, we’ve lost 32 million acres, plowed up primarily for row crop agriculture.

    An aerial view of a tractor driving over a large swathe of converted land with unconverted grasslands in the background
  • We're off track to protect and restore forests by 2030. Here's how we can change course.

    October 24, 2023

    A startling increase in the speed and intensity of global deforestation has derailed efforts to protect and restore forests by 2030. Fortunately, there's still time to halt deforestation and sustainably manage and restore forests in ways that benefit people and nature.

    Smoking trunks of trees that have been burned to make space for agriculture
  • Countries aim to halt global decline in river dolphins and enhance the health of their great rivers

    October 24, 2023

    Under the Global Declaration for River Dolphins, countries will implement specific actions that will tackle threats to the river dolphins, improve and preserve their habitat, and effectively manage a network of protected areas, among other conservation interventions.

    An Amazon river dolphin leaps out of the water on a sunny day
  • Bhutan’s snow leopard population increases by almost 40% in only six years

    October 23, 2023

    Bhutan’s snow leopard population increased by 39.5% since 2016, according to a new survey implemented by the Royal Government of Bhutan’s Department of Forests and Park Services with support from WWF-Bhutan and partners. Findings from over 10,000 camera trap images confirmed the presence of 134 snow leopards in the country, an impressive jump from the baseline of 96 snow leopards in 2016.

    A snow leopard walks across a high ridge with mountains and a bright blue sky in the background
  • Sustainable fishing and saving sea turtles

    October 23, 2023

    In the Colombian town of Acandí, many local fishers are now promoting the well-being of wildlife and changing their fishing practices to minimize harm to the environment.

    A leatherback turtle photographed from above makes its way across gray sands to the ocean
  • In rural Tanzania, people and ecosystems grow stronger together

    October 18, 2023

    In the southern highlands of Tanzania, a group of community members from Igombavu village are working with the CARE-WWF Alliance to increase their standards of living while also protecting their environments. The Manzigira group (Swahili for “Environment”) is leading the village in growing and replanting riparian (or water-friendly) trees to restore and stabilize water banks that have been damaged, while also establishing community bylaws to restrict further misuse of the land.

    Mary Ngomapajo, CARE-WWF Alliance VSLA member
  • In India, a massive survey holds good news for tigers

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2023
    In July 2023, India announced that its latest survey had recorded an estimated minimum of 3,682 tigers.
    Tiger paw print in sandy soil
  • What the Amazon needs now

    October 09, 2023

    The Amazon is in crisis. Deforestation, degradation, and climate change are pushing the Amazon rain forest and river systems to the edge, undermining the future resiliency of the Amazon’s people and ecosystems. Current levels of deforestation in the Amazon are approximately 17% but we can act now to reverse this trend

    Waterway in Peruvian Amazon runs through trees
  • Heritage Colombia (HECO)

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2023
    Heritage Colombia (HECO) is an ambitious initiative to expand, secure, and sustainably finance a significant portion of Colombia’s natural landscapes, seascapes, and biodiversity.
    Colorful illustration of letters HECO
  • Restoring seaweed forests, for clean oceans and a healthy climate

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2023
    SeaForester, a WWF grantee, is tossing seaweed a much-needed lifeline through a project called Green Gravel Portugal.
    Man throwing plants off side of boat