Stories

  • Eight species making a comeback

    March 03, 2022

    Recovering species is essential for effective wildlife conservation and critical to the work WWF does around the world. Here are just a few of our favorite, recent recovery stories.

    Banke Nepal camera trap
  • UN takes huge step toward ending plastic pollution

    March 02, 2022

    Today countries from around the world unanimously agreed to develop a legally binding treaty to end plastic pollution. In doing so, the United Nations Environment Assembly took one of the world’s most ambitious environmental actions since the 1989 Montreal Protocol, which effectively phased out ozone-depleting substances.

    People in white shirts and red hats pick up plastic waste on a beach in Indonesia.
  • New UN climate report predicts a dangerous future unless we act now

    February 28, 2022

    Increases in extreme weather events are surpassing the resilience of some human and natural systems. Here’s a look at some of the takeaways from the report—and what we can do to address the climate emergency.

    A small bit of water reflects the blue sky and clouds in a mostly dried up fishing pan
  • First-ever satellite tagging of river dolphins in Asia

    February 22, 2022

    In a major boost to the conservation of the endangered Indus river dolphin, WWF experts in collaboration with the Sindh Wildlife Department safely tagged three dolphins in Pakistan with satellite transmitters in January 2022.

    A gray river dolphin's head breaches the water
  • From tiny to mighty

    February 17, 2022

    Meet the puppies that protect herder families and snow leopards in Mongolia.

    A baby stands smiling at the camera while a sitting puppy sniffs the baby's face face
  • East-coast koalas newly listed as endangered

    February 11, 2022

    A decision this week now lists koalas on Australia’s east coast as endangered—a grim but important change that requires urgent action. In a single decade, koalas have now gone from no-listing to vulnerable to endangered.

    A rescued joey eating gum leaf while in tree, reaching out arm.
  • Tiger walking through a field with dry, tall grasses.
  • Newly proposed grassland conservation act offers hope for vital ecosystems

    February 10, 2022

    Following in the footsteps of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, a volunteer-based fund that has supported almost 3,000 wetlands improvement projects across 30 million acres in all 50 states, a new bill has been proposed to do the same for grasslands, our continent's most imperiled ecosystem.

    Yucca plant in the grasslands of Cody, Nebraska
  • More than mere insects: the brilliant mind of Charles Henry Turner

    Charles Henry Turner was one of the pioneers of the study of insect cognition. However, tragically and despite his brilliance, Turner wasn’t afforded an opportunity to conduct his research within one of the world’s great scientific institutions because of blatant discrimination over his race. 

    An illustration featuring Charles Henry Turner and a meeting of Teddy Roosevelt and George Washington Carver in the background.
  • Scientists discover 224 new species in the Greater Mekong

    February 03, 2022

    A new WWF report reveals 224 plant and vertebrate animal species were discovered in the Greater Mekong region (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam) in 2020.

    Closeup of a gray frog looking into the camera and sitting on a brown leaf
  • Restoring Asia's roar: 12 ways tigers made a comeback in 12 years

    February 01, 2022

    From community support to strong political will, here are 12 ways tiger range countries have been working to restore Asia's roar over the last 12 years.

    A tigress and cub snuggle while facing one another
  • How scientists count tigers in India

    January 27, 2022

    From dense jungles to the Himalayas, tigers are an elusive species—hard to find and hard to count. But, thanks to the use of camera traps, the movements and behaviors of tigers are now less of a mystery.

    A tiger walks across leaves in the jungle in India
  • Cultivating resilience through nature

    January 25, 2022

    Laila Sanjida of Bangladesh, Pragya Motiwal of India, and Ruwanthi Jayasekara of Sri Lanka all experienced devastating floods in their home countries that inspired them to enter the field of flood management.

    Bamboo bundling sits on a green riverbank in Bangladesh
  • Nocturnal and camoflagued, mata mata turtles hide in plain sight

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2022
    Nocturnal and camouflaged, mata mata turtles hide in plain sight
    Face of mata mata
  • Mapping global rangelands to save vital ecosystems

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2022
    Rangelands cover 54% of the planet’s land surface and millions of people depend on them for their livelihoods and food security. Despite their significance, only 12% of rangelands are protected
    Muddy riverside
  • A turning point for tigers

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2022
    Thanks to one of the most ambitious conservation efforts in history, the big cats are making a comeback
    Tiger in profile turning to look behind
  • Doubling down

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2022
    In 2010, the world’s 13 tiger range countries made a landmark commitment to double the number of wild tigers by 2022. Here's how far we've come.
    Two young tigers romping
  • How honey benefits both people and nature

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2022
    Honey can be a powerful tool for conservation, benefiting local communities and ecosystems alike.
    Man holding honeycomb
  • Tiger timeline

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2022
    Tiger face partially covered
  • Saving the world's freshwater fish

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2022
    Freshwater fish are not only an essential protein source for both people and iconic mammals, they also signal ecosystem health. But freshwater fish are sending up an SOS.
    sockeye salmon heading upstream
  • A cross-sector initiative looks to transform industrial emissions

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2022
    The Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) seeks to slash carbon emissions from industry and other large energy buyers by scaling up renewable alternatives for providing thermal energy.
    Internal structure of a larger thermal power plant with metal pieces and a bright sky
  • Forest-friendly farming in Peru

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2022
    WWF & Peruvian governmental agencies partner with livestock farmers in Peru's Madre de Dios region to increase productivity and decrease ecological impact in a region threatened by deforestation.
    Farmers walking in field
  • Costa Rica's smallest residents are the rain forest ecosystem's largest contributors

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2022
    Butterflies, leafcutter ants, poison arrow frogs, and any number of other small, hardworking creatures are the ecosystem engineers that truly run the show in the Costa Rican tropics.
    Blue butterfly on leaf