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Bison released into Badlands National Park

Welcome home! Bison released into new territory

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.

  • The case for the right kind of logging in Peru

    July 23, 2019

    The sounds of Peru’s jungles are akin to those of a symphony. The high-pitched calls of toucans, the slow roar of howler monkeys, and the buzzing of insects together create unforgettable melodies. But these natural harmonies do more than simply please the ear—they provide us with valuable information about the health of the forest.

    Macaws Amazon, Peru - Rainforest
  • Kelp is a win for you, the ocean, and the planet

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    Seaweed is highly nutritious, easy to grow, and beneficial to ocean ecosystems. Learn more about this hardy, resilient macro algae is becoming an increasingly valuable commodity.
    Kelp farm
  • The Whales of Antarctica

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    Whales don’t recognize national boundaries. But they do have core geographies and habitats where they most often roam—whether to rest, mate, frolic, or feed. Discover a few of the Antarctic’s whales.
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  • Panda Paddle returns with a new way to stand up for wildlife

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    Panda Paddle returns to San Diego this year on Oct. 26. WWF is also launching a new way to get involved: On Aug. 24, you can paddle at your favorite local spot and then share your experience online.
    Paddle boarder
  • Hot spot

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    As global temperatures shoot up, the vast storehouse of ice in Antarctica is at risk. A team tags whales, shares data, and works together to protect a changing ecosystem at the bottom of the world.
    Humpback breaching
  • A photographer invites people into conservation

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    Mittermeier is an award-winning photographer, influencer, and activist for environmental conservation and sustainable living. She founded the International League of Conservation Photographers.
    Mittermeier with lizard
  • President's Letter: Portrait of a healthy planet

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    What comes to mind when we think about conservation?
    Carter Roberts
  • What do sea turtles eat? Unfortunately, plastic bags.

    Plastic has only been mass-produced since the 1940s, but it’s having a devastating impact on sea turtles. Many of us are doing our part to reduce plastic pollution by recycling and reducing single-use items, but governments must also step up to take accountability and end this pollution epidemic.

    A turtle swims toward a plastic bag
  • Plastic in the ocean

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    The problem of plastic in nature, particularly in our oceans, is a global crisis. Learn what WWF is doing to stop plastics from leaking into our oceans.
    Garbage in ocean
  • Inspire a lifetime love of wildlife with WWF's Wild Classroom

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    Kids are innately curious about wildlife and wild places.
    Classroom with fish on board
  • A photographer saves a turtle; his photograph may save more

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    It was a clear, calm day at the end of summer.
    Turtle caught in net
  • Stemming the tide

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    Lauren Spurrier, vice president for oceans conservation, describes how our seas are transforming in unprecedented, life-altering ways—and lays out how WWF is working to save them for us all.
    Walrus crowded on sea ice
  • Meet Dr. Pam Matson, WWF's newly appointed board of directors chair

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    In late 2018, newly appointed WWF Board of Directors chair Dr. Pamela Matson joined the staff of WWF-US for an informal conversation. Take a look!
    Roberts and Matson
  • Gallery: Art by Mandy Barker

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    Mandy Barker grew up collecting shells and driftwood on the beach near her home on the British coast. Now, she collects plastic.
  • Dr. Dominic Andradi-Brown on protecting coral reefs

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    As a marine scientist with the WWF, Brown has worked with local experts in Indonesia to help inform how communities and governments can better protect and manage their coral reef ecosystems.
  • Gail and John Eyler on reconnecting with nature

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    Gail and John are involved with numerous environmental causes. We spoke with Gail recently about what conservation means to the two of them.
    Beach landscape
  • Running a tight ship

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    The network of cameras on purse-seine tuna vessels, combined with the enhanced monitoring system, prevents illegal, unreported, and unregulated catches from entering the marketplace.
    Workers sorting tuna
  • An aquatic symphony of beluga whales inspires adventurers

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    "We come across a pod of belugas, and our guide lowers a hydrophone a few feet below the surface of the water. The concert begins, and we learn why belugas are called canaries of the sea."
    Beluga above surface
  • How tagging whales can help us understand ocean pollution

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2019
    Microplastics have accumulated abundantly in the Mediterranean. WWF is analyzing traces of plastic we find in whales to understand the strain that rising pollution puts on our oceans and marine life.
    Whale with arrow
  • What’s the difference between climate change mitigation and adaptation?

    Climate change adaptation and mitigation are both equally important and time-sensitive in today's climate crisis. We must do both.

    flooded stairs WW2124571 Sean Rayford/Stringer
  • Jaguar: the amazing Amazon big cat

    Considered a protector and symbol of power, jaguars personify the mysterious beauty of the Amazon. This iconic species plays a vital role in its habitat by controlling other species’ populations and helping maintain a healthy ecosystem. 

    jaguar close WW2120938 Emmanuel Rondeau
  • July 4th and food waste: Some tips from our Founding Fathers

    George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson wrote passionately about the value of using food scraps and other waste items to fertilize soil. Here are a few tips to lower your food footprint during the summer holidays.

    Family at backyard cookout
  • Big win: Zambia halts mega dam on a crucial free-flowing river

    June 26, 2019

    In a major boost for communities and wildlife in the Luangwa river valley, the Zambian government halted plans to construct a mega hydropower dam across the river, safeguarding the diverse benefits it provides to people and nature.

    Elephants congregate on the banks of the Luangwa River, Zambia
  • Our oceans are haunted by ghost nets: Why that's scary and what we can do

    June 25, 2019

    Ghost nets don’t only catch fish; they also entangle sea turtles, dolphins and porpoises, birds, sharks, seals, and more. Since hundreds of animals can be caught in a single net, you can see just how monumental this threat is.

    empty fishing net