Toggle Nav

Stories

sumatran orangutan willy Neil Ever Osborne 3797

Jungle School

At the Frankfurt Zoological Society’s Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, orangutans are rehabilitated and released back into the wild. Rescued orangutans learn how to feed and fend for themselves in the lowland rainforests of central Sumatra—skills they never had the chance to pick up from their mothers.

  • Advancing climate action through global partnerships

    August 17, 2018

    In 2015, nearly 200 countries signed a historic agreement in Paris that established the world’s first truly global plan to tackle climate change. Now, three years later, there’s still a significant gap between current country emissions reductions pledges and what’s needed to limit global temperature rise. In response, leaders from businesses, local governments, higher education, and communities are coming together to establish domestic coalitions in support of climate action. 

    Solar panels Texas Eric Kruszewski WW249887
  • Cultivating sustainable livelihoods and environmental resiliency in Mozambique

    August 16, 2018

    In Mozambique’s Primeiras e Segundas region, villagers are taking part in a savings and loan association that’s revolutionizing how they manage their financial and natural resources.

    Women in Mozambique James Morgan WW272137
  • Hopping on board with WWF’s Panda Paddle

    August 14, 2018

    This October, WWF will host its first-ever standup paddle boarding (SUP) fundraising event, Panda Paddle. On October 20, 2018, athletes and WWF supporters will grab their paddles and gear up to complete a world-class SUP race in San Diego’s Mission Bay, all while raising funds for WWF’s work to protect nature.

     

    Kristen Goodrich Panda Paddle
  • How many muscles does an elephant’s trunk have? And 6 other elephant facts

    August 10, 2018

    Elephants, found in both Africa and Asia, are vital to maintaining the rich biodiversity of the ecosystems that they share with other species. Here's a snapshot of what you should know about them.

    African elephant portrait
  • Legendary undercover investigators protect forests

    August 09, 2018

    The men in question can’t be named or pictured, because they’re undercover investigators for a deforestation watchdog group called Eyes on the Forest (EoF). And they’re routinely putting their safety on the line to protect Thirty Hills, one of the last great swaths of rainforest on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

    EoF1 Neil Ever Osborne WW257110
  • A herd of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) walking in line
  • Congratulations, Bahamas! We Did It!

    August 07, 2018

    The Bahamas’ lobster fishermen just earned certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for managing their fishery sustainably. The MSC certification helps ensure that the fishery can continue to produce food and jobs for current and future generations.

    fisherman and lobster Mac Stone WW1103815
  • Kui Buri National Park’s only female ranger shatters stereotypes

    July 31, 2018

    In Thailand, women like Kwan remain a rarity. But neither this nor the voices alleging that women aren’t suited for the ranger lifestyle – which comprises long working hours in spartan and sometimes dangerous conditions, away from loved ones – have prevented her from living her truth.

    Woraya Makai (34) walks through the jungle during of a morning patrol together with a team of rangers. She’s the only female ranger deployed in Kui Buri and in charge of photographing and surveying the animals she’s seeing around the park.
  • Rare footage shows successful tiger breeding

    July 30, 2018

    Rare footage of a tiger family offers exciting proof of tigers breeding successfully in the wild. The video shows a female tigress - named Rima - and her 3 cubs growing up in Central Sumatra. Rima then meets Uma, a male Sumatra tiger, and breeds successfully to have four more tiger cubs. Yet, tigers are endangered, facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. Today, there are only around 3,900 wild tigers worldwide. That’s more than a 95% decline from perhaps 100,000 just over a century ago.

    tiger footage Ministry of Environment and Forestry Indonesia
  • Sumatran tiger caught on camera

    July 29, 2018

    On top of a ridge of in Indonesia, a healthy male Sumatran tiger was spotted by camera traps earlier this year. An important conservation tool, the cameras are equipped with infrared sensors that take a picture whenever they sense movement in the forest and help support WWF’s intensive tiger monitoring in central Sumatra. 

    Sumatran tiger camera trap 3
  • The grocery giver

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
    feature wenzler fall2018
  • The gleaning grower

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
    feature pezzini fall2018
  • The waste-free educator

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
    feature brooksbauer fall2018
  • The no-waste chef

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
    feature eells fall2018
  • Mangroves mean life for coastal communities throughout the tropics

    July 25, 2018

    Mangroves provide valuable services for people and the planet but they’re disappearing at an alarming rate and human activity is mostly to blame. Explore these forests in this photo essay and learn what WWF is doing to bring back 20% of the mangroves we’ve lost by 2030.

    Mangroves in Placencia, Belize.
  • Editor's Note: Close to home

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
    I love food, I love wildlife, and I love online shopping. (OK, I hate shopping, but I do really enjoy the convenience of doing it online.) So this issue feels especially close to home.
  • Using new tech to help find illegal seafood trade

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
    Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU) costs the global economy up to $36.4 billion a year. Now, technology is helping government agencies tackle this problem, thanks to Detect IT: Fish.
    Rock Lobster
  • Colombia’s free-flowing Bita River gains international protection

    July 18, 2018

    Colombia's free-flowing Bita River has been added to the Ramsar Convention’s List of Wetlands of International Importance, making it one of the first Ramsar sites to protect a whole river basin. This historic decree will not only safeguard the river's incredible biodiversity, but will also support local communities who rely on the river to live. 

    Rio Bita sunset
  • Preventing food waste

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
    When we throw away food, we waste the wealth of resources and labor that was used to get it to our plates.
    Food Waste Hero
  • Fresh Water Collection System
  • Gallery: Pastels by Zaria Forman

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
    The daughter of a fine art photographer, Zaria Forman grew up visiting remote and expansive regions, inspired bythe “beauty and vastness of the ever-changing sky and sea.”
    gallery whalebay4 fall2018
  • Flying lemurs—or colugos—can't technically fly and aren't technically lemurs

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
    Flying lemurs have a deceptive name. Also called colugos, these small, furry tree-dwellers can’t technically fly, and they’re not technically lemurs.
    stranger lemurs2 fall2018
  • A priceless encounter on a forest path in Uganda

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
    I’ve been hiking uphill for nearly three hours. I’m hot and tired. The terrain is difficult. The elevation has me gasping for air, but I persist.
    discover gorilla fall2018