Stories

  • What Comes Next

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    At the start of WWF's 60th year, reflections from our president and CEO on the future of conservation.
    Colorful abstract mandala illustration
  • Bringing forest restoration to life

    January 28, 2021

    As restoration coordinator for forest restoration organization Copaíba, Mayra Flores works manages activities on the ground to bring forest recovery projects to life.

    Maya Flores of Copaiba restoration project
  • Natural Allies

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    Indigenous peoples and local communities play a crucial role in protecting biodiversity and keeping forests intact.
    Women walking through forest
  • The Bezos Earth Fund and WWF invest in solutions for the climate crisis

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    WWF received $100 million to accelerate the most promising nature-based solutions—methods that harness the power of nature to provide for communities and stabilize our climate.
    Landscape of river from above
  • Conservation Reboot

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    Scientists around the world are harnessing the power of technology to address conservation challenges.
    Graphic of signals
  • Meet WWF’s 2020 Conservation Leadership Award winner Alexa White

    January 25, 2021

    WWF is thrilled to announce Alexa White as the winner of the second-annual WWF-US Conservation Leadership Award. This award aims to give the next generation of conservation leaders access to a global platform and experts. It also provides a financial prize that can be used to further recipients’ professional or educational goals related to their conservation work.

    Alexa White stands in front of a river and city skyline smiling at the camera
  • A snaring crisis grips Southeast Asia, threatening its biodiversity

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    A deadly crisis is spreading across Southeast Asia, silently emptying forests of wildlife. Snaring impacts over 700 mammal species in the region, including rare animals such as the Asian elephant.
    Elephant line illustration
  • WWF study finds 509 new dams planned or under construction in protected areas

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    Rivers are more than water; they’re the lifeblood of ecosystems. So when a river’s natural flow is impeded by a dam, biodiversity suffers.
    Winding river from above
  • Meet the aye-aye, the world's weirdest primate

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    Face of possum, tooth of mouse, ear of bat—it’s not a line from Macbeth, but it just might describe the world’s weirdest primate.
    Aye-Aye up close
  • Hazelnuts: great for the environment, but vulnerable to climate change

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    Hazelnuts are known for the rich, distinctive flavor they lend to some of our favorite treats, like chocolate and coffee. But this wonder crop is particularly vulnerable to climate change.
    Hazelnuts on tree
  • Testing the Waters

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    Investing in open-ocean seaweed farming could help move the needle on climate change.
    Seaweed underwater
  • Scientists lead a yearlong expedition to study the changing Arctic

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    Since returning to port last October, researchers have been analyzing atmospheric conditions, rates of sea ice melt and new ice formation, Arctic biodiversity, and other data.
    Ship in ice with crewperson walking outside
  • Gallery: Photographs by Reuben Wu

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    Visual artist Reuben Wu hopes his unique images will change people's perception of the natural world and inspire them to protect it.
    Sunset landscape of canal with 3 vertical lines
  • In Mexico, teachers learn the art of butterfly conservation firsthand

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    Winning Natural Habitat Adventures' 2020 Monarch Butterfly Scholarship Grant gave two teachers from the midwest the chance to experience butterfly conservation firsthand in Michoacan, Mexico.
    Monarch on flower
  • Jeanette and Kevin Kennedy on conservation as a family tradition

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    Jeanette and Kevin Kennedy grew up exploring the magnificent redwood forests of California. They're dedicated supporters of conservation for themselves, their son's generation, and future generations.
    Tiger walking in tall grass
  • WWF Board Member Iris Mwanza on the interconnectedness of nature and people

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    From going on safari with her family in Zambia in her youth to now leading a nonprofit focused on community health, Iris has come to recognize how entirely interlinked humans and nature are.
    Iris Mwanza
  • Supercharge your soil with kitchen food scraps

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    Composting may sound like hard, messy work. But done right, it can be a simple (and even tidy) way to benefit your garden and the planet.
    Illustration of apple tree with compost beneath
  • Supporting sustainable aquaculture in the Amazon

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    In 2018, WWF helped create an initiative that provides technical support to Amazonian fish farms. Paiche farming applys local Indigenous knowledge to the conservation of the fish populations.
    Aerial photo of fish farming cages
  • Capturing a rare rhino on its midnight stroll

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    Mostly active at night, the critically endangered black rhino is an elusive species. A well-placed camera trap spotted one of these rare rhinos walking through a wildlife corridor in Kenya.
    Black rhino facing camera at night
  • A sign of a balancing ecosystem, the Himalayan lynx returns to its ancestral home

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2021
    As the markhor, a key food source for the lynx, has returned, so has the lynx, and its reappearance is being celebrated as a sign that the ecosystem’s natural balance is on the mend.
    Lynx walking on rocky ground
  • WWF Priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration and the 117th Congress

    January 20, 2021

    We are in the midst of an acute public health and economic crisis brought on by an ongoing global pandemic. At the same time, we continue to fall far short in our efforts to address two even more grave and existential crises that build in severity as time goes on—climate change and the rapid loss of biodiversity and nature globally.

    The White House in Washington, DC
  • In response to Covid-19, a new partnership will boost the devastated nature-based tourism industry in Africa

    January 19, 2021

    With $1.9 million in funding from the Global Environment Facility, an African Nature-Based Tourism Collaborative Platform is being developed to connect funders to communities and small and medium enterprises involved in nature-based tourism in eastern and southern Africa—and who are most affected by the loss of revenue due to Covid-19.

    Rolling green hills with homes on them and large cloud-covered mountains in the background
  • Thinking Beyond:

    January 14, 2021

    If humans are unable to limit carbon pollution, Cincinnati’s average temperature could climb by as much as seven degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information. From a local grassroots movement to engagement at the national level, this city is taking the fight against the climate crisis into its own hands.

    Sunny Cincinnati skyline
  • Deforestation fronts

    January 13, 2021

    A new WWF report on global forest cover and forest loss finds that over 160,000 square miles, an area roughly the size of California, were lost in deforestation hot spots around the world between 2004 and 2017. Deforestation puts human health and the health of our planet at risk. 

     Deforestation aerial photo of lush green forest on the left and bare brown dirt next to it on the right