Stories

  • How gorilla tourism can benefit wildlife and people

    September 22, 2022

    Although mountain gorillas are still an endangered species, there are signs of hope for their recovery. Gorilla tourism also benefits local communities.

    Close up of a gorilla's face
  • What to expect for Climate Week 2022

    September 19, 2022

    Climate Week is finally back at full force this year. Here’s what I’m looking for during this moment when the bright lights of the big city of New York are trained squarely on the climate crisis.

    New York City skyline in the dark
  • Why ranchers are adopting practices to protect grasslands with WWF

    September 09, 2022

    With 57 ranches and nearly 530,000 acres of grassland, the RSVP program is over halfway to reaching its program goal to enroll 1 million acres in the Northern Great Plains by 2025. The program, which began in the fall of 2020, is supported by McDonald’s, Cargill, and the Walmart Foundation, among others.

    A rancher walks toward some black cows in bright green grass
  • A new vision for our oceans

    September 09, 2022

    Over the course of the last year, with support from hundreds of internal and external collaborators, a group of amazingly dedicated people at WWF developed and is launching our new ocean strategy.

    Seaweed farming in the Philippines
  • Celebrating 20 years of protecting the Brazilian Amazon

    September 01, 2022

    Two decades after its creation, ARPA continues to play an essential role in the conservation of this invaluable rain forest, preserving biodiversity, reducing deforestation, and supporting local livelihoods.

    Green, lush trees push up against river water
  • Camera traps capture wildlife in the Khata Corridor

    August 26, 2022

    Captured by a group of local citizen scientists, camera trap images of tigers, rhinos, leopards, and more show why these wildlife corridors matter.

    Close up image of tiger's face from camera trap in Khata Corridor
  • Five facts you might not know about groundwater

    Groundwater is the most abundant and accessible source of freshwater available to humans. Today, groundwater supports 40% of irrigated crop production, drinking water for more than a quarter of the world’s population, and helps maintain nearly half of all freshwater ecosystems.

    A child pumps water by hand.
  • 'Swimways' critical to keep rivers free flowing for migratory animals

    Swimways, the aquatic version of ‘Flyways,’ is a new take on an existing conservation mechanism to increase the value of protecting continuous stretches of free-flowing rivers as a migratory pathway necessary for many aquatic animals.

    Sockeye salmon  (Oncorhynchus nerka) migration, Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. October.
  • Why we need the Inflation Reduction Act

    August 05, 2022

    More than $350 billion in historic investments would set the United States on a solid path towards reaching its climate goals.

    Solar panels stretch across a field as the sun sets
  • Nepal more than doubles its wild tiger population

    July 29, 2022

    Nepal is now the second country to double its wild tiger population. It’s an incredible achievement and testament to the conservation efforts of the government, partners, and local communities over the last 12 years.

    Two young tigers run alongside a riverbank in Nepal
  • In the Sundarbans, local communities harvest honey and protect tigers

    July 28, 2022

    Mahua Pramanik and her husband are one of around 80 families involved in a honey cooperative that uses apiaries—or human-made beehives—placed in secure, netted areas on the edge of the forest. Collecting wild honey in the reserves leaves moulis vulnerable to tiger attacks, and approximately six honey collectors die each year in the Sundarbans due to human-tiger conflict.

    Two people hold up a tray from a beehive full of bees
  • Migratory monarch butterfly now classified as Endangered

    July 27, 2022

    It’s troubling news for an insect that represents nature at its most powerful — a tiny, delicate creature that can travel nearly 3000 miles from the northern US and southern Canada to its overwintering destination in Mexico.

    Monarch butterfly perched on a purple flowered stem in the El Rosario Monarch Reserve in Mexico
  • Why we need The North American Grasslands Conservation Act

    July 27, 2022

    To protect and restore iconic grassland landscapes, World Wildlife Fund and more than a dozen of North America’s leading conservation groups are touting the introduction of critical new legislation—The North American Grasslands Conservation Act.

    A bison sits aside her calf in the tall grass of the Wolakota Buffalo Range, Rosebud Sioux Reservation
  • Coastal communities find a natural haven in mangroves

    July 26, 2022

    WWF is working with local community members to protect and restore mangroves on the Yucatan Peninsula and the Pacific coast in Nayarit.

    Pedro Alfonso Lopez Gonzalez holds a string of oysters on a sunny day
  • Heavily poached sturgeon slip toward extinction

    July 21, 2022

    Sturgeon and paddlefish—freshwater fish that have existed for hundreds of millions of years—now face extinction due mainly to the illegal trade in wild-caught caviar and meat. The world’s first comprehensive assessment of the species in over 13 years, released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), confirmed that all 26 remaining species are now threatened with extinction.

    A gray sturgeon sits on the sandy bottom of one of the Great Lakes
  • Camera traps capture mother tiger with four cubs

    July 18, 2022

    With fewer than 150 individuals, tigers in Malaysia are on the brink of extinction. So imagine the surprise and joy when tiger conservationists spotted a tigress with four cubs on camera traps set up to monitor the population.

    Camera trap image of a tiger mother walking through the forest behind three of her cubs with a fourth cub partially hidden by trees
  • Why we need climate action now

    July 14, 2022

    This is the moment when our elected officials need to step in to make change happen so we don’t end up paying a price that future generations can’t afford.

    wind turbine against blue sky
  • Life among the mangroves

    July 14, 2022

    Straddling the land and the sea with a tangle of arching roots, mangrove trees guard coastlines all over the world. Learn about the wildlife that relies on these special trees for their survival.

    A proboscis monkey sits in a mangrove tree
  • Stranger Things: Meet the pink fairy armadillo

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    It’s the smallest armadillo species in the world, and arguably the cutest. About the size of a dollar bill, the pink fairy armadillo is a nocturnal creature from central Argentina.
    Side view of armadillo on sandy ground
  • How an underwater noisemaker protects dolphins in Asia

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    A relatively inexpensive electronic device known as a “pinger” shows promise for preventing dolphins from becoming entrapped.
    Man in canoe holds pinger device attached to net
  • Gallery: Photographs by David Maisel

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    David Maisel’s passion for photographing degraded landscapes began 30 years ago, when a love for the environment pushed him to investigate extractive industries like mining.
    Aerial image of mine, light blue colors
  • Close Quarters

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    In Assam, India, and beyond, WWF and our partners are working to address human-elephant conflict and find ways for people and elephants to live alongside each other
    Elephants gathered under trees with crops in foreground
  • Helping people and animals coexist

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    As development, habitat degradation, and climate change squeeze wildlife into ever-smaller spaces, run-ins with people are increasingly common.
    Illustration of elephant and big cats with vegetation