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An Asian rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis) drinks by the waters edge at sunset. Kaziranga National Park, India.

Rhinos around the world

2019 has been a year of both wins and losses for rhinos. Though still facing threats like poaching and habitat loss, the global rhino population has increased by 30 percent over the past decade.

  • In climate crisis, mangroves bring massive benefits

    November 07, 2019

    A recent report from the Global Commission on Adaptation and World Resources Institute reveals what an essential role these underappreciated ecosystems play in addressing the impacts of climate change.

    oves on Baronesa Bay, Floreana Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
  • Developers say Pebble Mine won’t hurt Alaska's Bristol Bay.

    A gold and copper mine proposed for the headwaters of Bristol Bay would hugely impact the watershed—but the federal agency assigned to evaluate the mining company’s plan says there’s no risk. That assessment doesn’t stand up to a fact check.

    Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the air
  • For a ranger in the Pantanal, everything is connected

    November 05, 2019

    A day in the life of Carolina Alvarez, as she protects the Pantanal for wildlife and people, includes cleaning trails and monitoring wildlife like anacondas, jaguars, and caiman using camera traps.

    Carolina Alvarez, park ranger at Tres Gigantes Biological Station, a private nature reserve owned and managed by local conservation NGO Guyra Paraguay Alto Paraguay, Paraguay.
  • Seagrass: the lesser-known superstar in the fight against the climate crisis

    October 31, 2019

    Seagrass is crucial to the health of our ocean and provides food and shelter for a ton of animals. But this leafy green marvel’s real superpower is the rate at which it captures heat-trapping carbon.

    Seagrass bed in the United Kingdom
  • The good news about climate change

    There is no question that the climate crisis is here right now. But there is good news: every day we see more individuals, organizations, businesses, and governments responding to the crisis.

    Activists march for climate action in New York City in 2019
  • Party in the grass

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    The grasslands buzz with often unseen biodiversity. This medley of wildlife images offers a dizzying look at the insects and plants that contribute to the ecosystem of the Northern Great Plains.
    Prairie plants and insects
  • One ranger's daily challenges

    October 24, 2019

    Anety is one of 16 women recruited in 2004 by Zambia’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife to undergo intensive training in order to work as a ranger. It’s more common to see women recruits now than it was 15 years ago, but they are still few and far between “I can’t speak on behalf of other women. Most don’t go out into the field, but we can do the job. Where there are men, I have proved I can do the same as them."

    Anety Milimo, ranger in Kafue National Park
  • Meet some of the ACA champions

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    Climate allies
  • The food-climate connection

    October 16, 2019

    It seems obvious, but sometimes we need a reminder. Food comes from nature. So everything we eat has an impact on the planet – from how it's grown, to how its packaged, to how it gets where it’s going, how it's cooked, and at the end of the meal, where it winds up (say, your tummy, the trash or a compost pile).

    Food at market
  • Stewards of the prairies

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    Economic and cultural pressures have made ranching more challenging in recent years. WWF has been working with ranchers to help keep the grasslands intact to the benefit of both ranchers and wildlife.
    Pronghorn in grassland
  • Welcome home! Bison released into new territory

    October 11, 2019

    Bison in Badlands National Park now have an additional 22,553 acres to roam thanks to a passionate group of supporters who want to see America’s national mammal thrive.

    Bison released into Badlands National Park
  • Milk's impact on the environment

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    Today milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and other dairy products are ubiquitous, consumed by more than 6 billion people worldwide. WWF is working to limit its impact on the environment.
    Cow
  • Meet a group of catfish new to scientists

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    In February, a group of researchers led by Field Museum scientist Lesley de Souza found six new catfish species—all with some pretty funky-looking snouts.
    Pancake catfish
  • Can we build concrete that's less harmful to nature?

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    By 2050, it’s estimated that Earth will hold 75% more infrastructure than it does today, and much of it will be manufactured out of concrete. WWF is working to address the concrete problem.
    Concrete getting poured
  • Mapping the world's last free-flowing rivers

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    Long free-flowing rivers are vanishing.
    Otter
  • A dam threatens wildlife life in the Lower Mekong Delta

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    WWF is advocating that energy investors replace plans for hydropower dams in Cambodia with large-scale solar farms, which are more environmentally friendly and quicker to build.
    Irrawaddy river dolphin in Cambodia
  • Climate Allies

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    The Alliances for Climate Action initiative was formed by WWF and partners to connect an international network of domestic coalitions committed to accelerating the transition to a zero-carbon future.
    Representatives from CREA, WWF, and RAMCC, talk with Esteban, Farm Manager at the Miles family estate in Bustinza, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Singer Rankin on empowering women

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    Singer Rankin's involvement with WWF goes back decades and was, in many ways, a catalyst for her conservation-based career.
    Harigala Almathir
  • Planning a getaway? Make sure your vacation is a win for the environment

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    GSTC and its experts offer recommendations on how you can make the most informed sustainable travel decisions.
    takeaway energy winter2018
  • A camera trap captures an elusive tiger in Nepal

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    The spot where I captured this image is between two trees, giving a sense of depth, and one, a “marking tree,” has been scratched everywhere by tigers.
    Tiger
  • Emerging technology helps WWF monitor snow leopards

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    The population of snow leopards in Russia has remained stable for the past three years, according to a recent WWF survey. This may not seem groundbreaking, but it is, in fact, excellent news.
    Snow leopard
  • A new study finds significant mislabeling of wood products from US retailers

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    WWF and World Resources Institute partnered with a lab to examine 73 commercial wood products sold by major US retailers. Forty of them were labeled as the wrong tree species.
    Wiedenhoeft in Forest Products Laboratory
  • Gallery: Photographs by Patrick Bentley

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    Photographer and conservationist Patrick Bentley’s book Timeless celebrates the Zambian bush.
    Dust
  • WWF's Mariana Panuncio-Feldman on tackling climate change together

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    I work with governments, businesses, and others around the world to address runaway climate change. Our greatest challenge is the inertia of a centuries-old political and economic system.
    Mariana Panuncio-Feldman