Stories

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cindy and Harry Eisenberg on leaving a legacy for nature

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    Cindy and Harry Eisenberg reflect on the meaningful experiences that continue to inspire their support of WWF.
    Buffalo grazing in high grass
  • WWF's Josefina Braña Varela on the importance of protecting our forests

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    As vice president and deputy lead for forests, Josefina Braña Varela leads WWF's work to halt deforestation and forest degradation around the world.
    Josefina Braña Varela seated on stage
  • WWF Board member Vince Pérez on making time for what matters

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    An avid environmental advocate and renewable energy investor, Vince Pérez first began working with WWF to facilitate debt-for-nature swaps. Years later, his passion for nature hasn't waned.
    Vincent Perez seated in office
  • Find your zen with forest bathing

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    Want to feel less stressed and more relaxed? Try forest bathing, the popular Japanese practice of connecting with nature.
    Illustration looking up at trees and sky
  • A new reserve keeps a Russian forest intact

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    Thanks to 17 years of advocacy work by WWF, one of the last expanses of intact forest in Europe will be safeguarded into the future.
    Boats in Dvina-Pinega Landscape Reserve
  • A reptile rescue yields a dynamic shot

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    Snakes are notoriously difficult to photograph. But in the forests of Ecuador, one photographer had a rare chance to capture a brown vine snake.
    Vine snake wrapped around tree
  • President's Letter: Saving Nature to Prevent Pandemics

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    While climate change may garner many more headlines, the loss of nature is increasingly emerging as an equal threat to the world that supports us all.
    Carter Roberts
  • Gallery: Photographs by Beth Moon

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2020
    With her photography, Beth Moon develops awe-inspiring portraits of trees in landscapes around the globe.
    Road passing between baobab trees