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  • Snow leopard range countries gear up for climate-smart conservation

    February 03, 2017

    Delegates from the 12 snow leopard range countries met in Kathmandu to strengthen their commitment to snow leopard conservation and chart a way forward to secure a future for this elusive and endangered cat.

    snow leopard
  • Vaquita population drops to 30 individuals

    February 03, 2017

    According to a new report, the world’s most rare marine mammal is growing closer to extinction with a population drop of 50% in the last year alone.  

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  • Helping a community in Nepal rebuild post-earthquake

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    In Simjung, a village of 900 houses, only a few remained standing after the earthquake. Today, however, the community is the picture of healthy recovery.
    Water from a tap in Nepal
  • President's Letter: The importance of anticipating change

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    The accelerating pace of change around us challenges our ability to navigate, adapt, and survive along with all the other species we cherish. It will require our best big-picture thinking.
    Carter Roberts
  • Editor's Note: Looking forward

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    For many of us, each new year marks a chance for renewal, and 2017 is no exception. Every story in this issue speaks to challenge, opportunity, and the transformative power of hope.
    Forest Guardian, Lila Ditra Poudel, in Nepal
  • Modeling Resilience

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    More than 4 million people call Nepal’s Gandaki River Basin home.
    Gandaki River Basin, Nepal
  • Wild pandas get a boost

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    Wild panda numbers are finally rebounding after years of decline. In September, the International Union for Conservation of Nature announced that pandas have been upgraded from “endangered” to “vulnerable.”
    Born in China Panda_Spring 2017 Mag
  • Gallery: photographs by Randal Ford

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    In Kingdom, Austin-based photographer Randal Ford’s captivating portraits shine the spotlight on a variety of species from across the animal world.
    African Leopard_Spring 2017 Mag
  • A leopard family offers safari-goers an unexpected reward in Botswana

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    On a safari in Botswana, we saw a leopard emerge with a tiny, spotted cub held gently in her mouth. It was so young its eyes weren’t even open—likely no more than two or three days old.
    Leopard in Tree
  • A conversation with a Namibian conservation leader

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    Asser Ndjitezeua and Carter Roberts talk about community conservancies, tough love, and the importance of finding your passion.
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  • WWF leads snare removal from injured female gorilla

    January 30, 2017

    When WWF staffers noticed Wusa, a dedicated gorilla mother, had her wrist caught in a snare, they knew they needed to help her. 

    Gorilla Wusa is treated by WWF
  • Bittersweet: chocolate's impact on the environment

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    At least 2,000 years ago, people in the Americas began cultivating the cocoa tree for its dark, bitter beans, which they brewed into a drink spiced with hot peppers. Today, we blend the beans with milk and sugar and call the stuff chocolate.
    chocolate on a table
  • Tracking elephants in Kenya to prevent human-wildlife conflict

    January 26, 2017

    WWF is partnering with the Kenyan Wildlife Service and Narok County Council to collar matriarch elephants in the Maasai Mara reserve to track them as they move inside and outside of the reserve, in order to better understand how to mitigate human wildlife conflict and to maintain vital wildlife corridors.

    African elephants in the Masai Mara reserve, Kenya
  • Dan and Jean Farabee on the importance of appreciating nature

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    Dan and Jean Farabee are concerned about loss of habitat on a global scale. To help find solutions, they joined WWF's Legacy Circle— a group devoted to protecting the future of nature.
    Wetalnd Farabee Action Figures Spring 2017
  • Larry Linden on why checkbook philanthropy isn’t for him

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    Board member Larry Linden worked on large-scale conservation projects in Canada and Costa Rica, as well as Brazil, the model that has come to be known as Project Finance for Permanence.
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  • Nicole Bennion puts her love of running to work for Panda Nation

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    People run for different reasons. Some hit the trails for the health benefits—to stay in shape and build cardio endurance. Others run to clear their minds or simply for fun. Nicole Bennion runs for a cause.
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  • Can LED lights save sea turtles?

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles are accidentally killed by fishing gear—caught on dangling hooks or entangled in nets—every year.
    Sea Turtle
  • WWF's Meg Symington on seeding innovation in the Amazon

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    The innovative tool, known as Project Finance for Permanence, has provided a brilliant approach to cover the costs associated with maintaining protected areas in Brazil.
    Meg Symington Instde Track Spring 2017
  • Oceans X Labs: Kickstarting conservation tech entrepreneurship

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    Launched in 2015, Oceans X Labs is a joint initiative of WWF and Conservation X Labs that, drawing on the venture tech model, aims to support and encourage innovators as they develop new approaches to addressing some of the ocean’s biggest problems.
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  • Travel with the environment in mind

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    Taking a trip inevitably has some impact on our planet and on the communities we visit. But that doesn’t mean you have to skip your next trip.
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  • A rainfall simulator helps us understand grasslands

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    Every year, trillions of gallons of rainfall and snowmelt pour into the grasslands of the Northern Great Plains. But the role the grasslands play in capturing all that liquid is often poorly understood. Enter the rainfall simulator.
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  • New US regulations offer better protection from bycatch

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    Claiming more than 600,000 marine mammals each year, bycatch especially affects small cetaceans that get caught and drown in fishing nets.
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  • A tiny aircraft gives researchers a big-picture view of Thailand and Myanmar

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    Conservationists have been working in the Dawna Tenasserim Landscape—which spans the Thailand/Myanmar border—for years. Rarely, though, do they get to see this magnificent wilderness area from the air.
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  • A photographer gets close to one of the world’s rarest cats

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2017
    The Iberian lynx is one of the world’s most endangered cat species. Once found in Spain, Portugal, and parts of France, this small, short-tailed carnivore is now mostly confined to a few regions of Spain.
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