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Imperiled polar bears face new threat in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

In some areas of the Arctic, female polar bears are more frequently choosing to build their maternity dens on land, rather than sea ice. The land provides the stability and security that sea ice no longer can—at least until human activity comes into the picture.

  • Musician Tristan Prettyman to headline at Panda Paddle

    September 03, 2018
    Local San Diego singer-songwriter, Tristan Prettyman, has joined forces with WWF to perform at their upcoming fundraiser Panda Paddle at Bonita Cove, San Diego on Oct. 20, 2018.
    Tristan Prettyman on her paddle board
  • Seven unsung ecosystems we need to survive

    August 30, 2018

    They may not be household names, but these ecosystems are vital to the health of our planet. They support an incredible range of plants and animals, as well as millions of people and their communities, and play a critical role in fighting climate change.

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  • The next Dust Bowl? Great Plains grassland loss slows overall, but rises in South Dakota

    August 28, 2018
    WWF’s latest annual study of the extent and impact of conversion of grasslands to croplands reveals that though such activity activity generally declined across the Great Plains in 2017, it has nearly doubled in South Dakota within the same time span.
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  • 5 ways to shop and eat smarter for the climate

    As shoppers and eaters, we have immense power to save habitats, fight climate change, and keep our planet livable by taking simple actions at home and in stores every day. Here are five steps you can take right now.

    A boy in a market in Bhutan
  • WWF examines the loss of produce on farms and pathways to change

    August 21, 2018

    Did you know that food loss can occur long before you even buy it? WWF zoomed in on 35 farms across the country to assess how much produce never leaves the field after harvest. 

    Peaches in a tree
  • An Amur tiger cub gets a new lease on life

    August 21, 2018

    Rescued after sustaining serious injuries to his nose and face from would-be poachers, Saikhan the “miracle tiger” has been released back into the forests of the Russian Far East.

    Amur tiger release WWF Russia
  • The Endangered Species Act Q&A

    So what really is going on with the Endangered Species Act (ESA)? It’s a complex issue. Here are answers to some common questions about the ESA and the proposed changes.

  • Orangutans in Sumatra learn to live in the wild

    August 17, 2018

    At the Frankfurt Zoological Society’s Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, orangutans are rehabilitated and released back into the wild. Rescued orangutans learn how to feed and fend for themselves in the lowland rainforests of central Sumatra—skills they never had the chance to pick up from their mothers.

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  • Cultivating sustainable livelihoods and environmental resiliency in Mozambique

    August 16, 2018

    In Mozambique’s Primeiras e Segundas region, villagers are taking part in a savings and loan association that’s revolutionizing how they manage their financial and natural resources.

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  • Hopping on board with WWF’s Panda Paddle

    August 14, 2018

    This October, WWF will host its first-ever standup paddle boarding (SUP) fundraising event, Panda Paddle. On October 20, 2018, athletes and WWF supporters will grab their paddles and gear up to complete a world-class SUP race in San Diego’s Mission Bay, all while raising funds for WWF’s work to protect nature.

     

    Kristen Goodrich Panda Paddle
  • How many muscles does an elephant’s trunk have? And 6 other elephant facts

    August 10, 2018

    Elephants, found in both Africa and Asia, are vital to maintaining the rich biodiversity of the ecosystems that they share with other species. Here's a snapshot of what you should know about them.

    African elephant portrait
  • Legendary undercover investigators protect forests

    August 09, 2018

    The men in question can’t be named or pictured, because they’re undercover investigators for a deforestation watchdog group called Eyes on the Forest (EoF). And they’re routinely putting their safety on the line to protect Thirty Hills, one of the last great swaths of rainforest on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

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  • A herd of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) walking in line
  • Congratulations, Bahamas! We Did It!

    August 07, 2018

    The Bahamas’ lobster fishers just earned certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for managing their fishery sustainably. The MSC certification helps ensure that the fishery can continue to produce food and jobs for current and future generations.

    fisherman and lobster Mac Stone WW1103815
  • Kui Buri National Park’s only female ranger shatters stereotypes

    July 31, 2018

    In Thailand, women like Kwan remain a rarity. But neither this nor the voices alleging that women aren’t suited for the ranger lifestyle – which comprises long working hours in spartan and sometimes dangerous conditions, away from loved ones – have prevented her from living her truth.

    Woraya Makai (34) walks through the jungle during of a morning patrol together with a team of rangers. She’s the only female ranger deployed in Kui Buri and in charge of photographing and surveying the animals she’s seeing around the park.
  • Rare footage shows successful tiger breeding

    July 30, 2018

    Rare footage of a tiger family offers exciting proof of tigers breeding successfully in the wild. The video shows a female tigress - named Rima - and her 3 cubs growing up in Central Sumatra. Rima then meets Uma, a male Sumatra tiger, and breeds successfully to have four more tiger cubs. Yet, tigers are endangered, facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. Today, there are only around 3,900 wild tigers worldwide. That’s more than a 95% decline from perhaps 100,000 just over a century ago.

    tiger footage Ministry of Environment and Forestry Indonesia
  • Sumatran tiger caught on camera

    July 29, 2018

    On top of a ridge of in Indonesia, a healthy male Sumatran tiger was spotted by camera traps earlier this year. An important conservation tool, the cameras are equipped with infrared sensors that take a picture whenever they sense movement in the forest and help support WWF’s intensive tiger monitoring in central Sumatra. 

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  • The grocery giver

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
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  • The gleaning grower

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
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  • The waste-free educator

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
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  • The no-waste chef

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
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  • Mangroves mean life for coastal communities throughout the tropics

    July 25, 2018

    Mangroves provide valuable services for people and the planet but they’re disappearing at an alarming rate and human activity is mostly to blame. Explore these forests in this photo essay and learn what WWF is doing to bring back 20% of the mangroves we’ve lost by 2030.

    Mangroves in Placencia, Belize.
  • Editor's Note: Close to home

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
    I love food, I love wildlife, and I love online shopping. (OK, I hate shopping, but I do really enjoy the convenience of doing it online.) So this issue feels especially close to home.
  • Using new tech to help find illegal seafood trade

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2018
    Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU) costs the global economy up to $36.4 billion a year. Now, technology is helping government agencies tackle this problem, thanks to Detect IT: Fish.
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