Stories

  • COVID & the Ba’Aka Tribe of Dzanga-Sangha

    August 06, 2020

    In the Central African Republic, WWF supports the Indigenous Ba’Aka tribe of Dzanga-Sangha in social distancing to protect themselves from COVID-19. 

    A group of Ba'Aka people walking into the forest
  • Polar bears, climate crisis, and oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    August 04, 2020

    The Arctic Refuge has been a place undisturbed by development. But in 2017 Congress approved opening the Coastal Plain of the Refuge to allow for oil and gas drilling. WWF has been vocal in its opposition for a host of reasons, and there is one significant bit of logic even Fish and Wildlife agrees with—the climate crisis makes the future of the region uncertain. Oil and gas development only compounds the problem.

    Two young polar bears
  • Over 500 new dams planned for development in protected areas

    August 03, 2020

    First-ever global assessment detailing the number of planned and existing dams within protected areas raises red flags for rivers.

    Aerial shot of the Amazon with a winding river, Loreto region, Peru.
  • An all-female ranger team challenges the workforce gender gap

    July 30, 2020

    In Northeast China, the only all-female ranger team monitors the region's tiger range. 

    An all-female team of rangers treks through a snowy forest in China looking for clues of big cat whereabouts
  • Four things to know about captive tigers in the US

    July 29, 2020

    We sit down with WWF's policy lead on wildlife conservation, Leigh Henry, to learn more about what the Big Cat Public Safety Act is and why it's critical for the protection of tigers.

    A large tiger lays down in a dark forest and stares into the camera
  • 3 billion animals harmed by Australia’s fires

    July 28, 2020

    Australia’s bushfire crisis was one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history. New WWF research reveals that the toll on wildlife was around three times higher than an earlier study estimated.

    Echidna walks amongst burnt bushland
  • How four communities value and protect their mangroves

    July 23, 2020

    Around the world, communities depend on mangroves for food, protection, and income. These coastal forests provide for communities and the communities, in turn, protect the mangroves. It’s a relationship found all over the world across the more than 100 countries where mangroves guard the coast. Here are four places where a snapshot tells the story.

    Patroling a mangrove forest for poachers
  • Do you know what's really on your plate?

    July 23, 2020

    Today, there are over 400 known endangered marine and freshwater species linked to human consumption. Being mindful of what species are at risk in the marine freshwater environments can help you protect these animals from disappearing for good and enjoy your seafood responsibly.

    Bluefin tuna sushi sitting on a plate
  • How COVID-19 challenges sustainability goals

    July 22, 2020

    Robin Naidoo, Lead Scientist for Wildlife Conservation at WWF, shares his perspectives on how COVID-19 has challenged the Sustainable Development Goals and how we need to improve our relationship with nature in order to achieve them.

    Thirty Hills forest from above
  • Honoring Representative John Lewis

    WWF honors the passing of Congressman John Lewis, who put himself on the frontlines in the march towards a more just America, healthier communities, and a sustainable future for our planet.

  • Tracking Adelie penguins in Antarctica

    WWF is working with French polar scientists at Dumont D’Urville Station in east Antarctica to monitor the lives of Adélie penguins.

    Adelie penguins diving off an iceberg
  • Zoonotic diseases: From animals to people

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    Zoonotic emerging infectious diseases are transmitted from a host animal to humans, sometimes by way of an intermediate host known as a vector.
    A close-up of an Asian palm civet's masked face and snout
  • Sealing Pandora's Box

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    Environmental destruction and the high-risk wildlife trade are intimately connected with the emergence of new zoonotic diseases like COVID-19, but conservation could help prevent future pandemics.
    Red and green germ illustration with trees
  • Healing forests

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    As the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, WWF is working with global health company Johnson & Johnson to understand the underlying links between disease and deforestation.
    Landscape of forest canopy from above
  • In the Congo Basin, forests get a boost from an unlikely source

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    Acoustic guitars are often made from wood species susceptible to overharvesting and climate change. In the Congo Basin, Taylor Guitars is providing a hopeful model for restoring vulnerable tonewoods.
    Front of acoustic guitar
  • Tropical pitcher plants are beautiful but deadly

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    Learn more about the carnivorous plants with a curious appetite.
    Nepenthes attenboroughii plant
  • Nature-based solutions to combat the climate crisis

    July 16, 2020

    in an effort to implement nature-based solutions to the climate crisis, P&G announces a project with WWF to advance restoration in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. The project is part of a larger commitment from P&G to have its global operations be carbon neutral for the decade.

    atlantic forest
  • Get a dose of nature without leaving home

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    A new webinar series by WWF and Natural Habitat Adventures offers travel-lovers an inspiring way to explore the world —all from the comfort of home.
    African elephant in tall grass
  • Standing Tall

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    Kerry Cesareo, WWF-US senior vice president for forests, on WWF's solutions to protect and restore the world's forests—and to address climate change.
    Looking up at the canopy and sky from the base of a Sequoia tree in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California
  • Safe Zone

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    In the heart of the Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha stands as a model for stability and peace—and a safe place for elephants and gorillas to roam.
    Ba’Aka elders facing camera
  • World on fire

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    As flames engulfed parts of the world last year, WWF sent emergency support to help local firefighters and communities in need.
    Landscape with dark smoke filling sky
  • Ongoing efforts to safeguard Australia’s native species

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    Eucalyptus forests make up a large portion of Australia’s total forest area. But the 2019–20 bushfire season was catastrophic for many of these forests—and the wildlife that lives in them.
    Trees in a eucalyptus forest
  • Carter Roberts talks with Dr. Thomas Lovejoy about using science to make a difference

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    WWF president and CEO Carter Roberts talks with Dr. Thomas Lovejoy about a tipping point for the Amazon and why science should ground everything.
    Thomas Lovejoy portrait
  • Returning the Atlantic Forest to its wild roots

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    In an ambitious undertaking, WWF and International Paper (IP) are working alongside a local nursery to help restore parts of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, which has faced of years of deforestation.
    Santos planting seedlings