• Expanding protections for Colombia’s critical ecosystems

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2022
    For white-throated toucans (Ramphastos tucanus), beaks aren’t just for show.
    Toucan holding berry in beak
  • WWF board member Amanda Paulson on the importance of storytelling

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2022
    For Amanda Paulson, a veteran journalist who now heads up special projects at her family’s Bobolink Foundation, being curious and telling stories is the most important part of any job.
    Paulson standing in front of mountains
  • Sustainable cotton in Pakistan—and beyond

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2022
    Pakistan is among the world’s top producers of cotton, a crop that has long been cultivated using pesticides and fertilizers that can harm the environment and human health.
    Woman standing among tall trees
  • Zooming in on Alaska’s wildlife

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2022
    A half hour before midnight, the sun began to disappear behind the peaks of the Aleutian mountain range in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve.
    Brown bear waterside with sunset over mountains
  • Gallery: Photographs by Jem Cresswell

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2022
    Cresswell grew up photographing surfers but turned his talents to these graceful mammals in 2014, using his lens to capture intimate black-and-white portraits of whale behavior.
    Two whales underwater, one adult one calf swimming above
  • Raise funds for nature with your next special occasion

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2022
    Have a birthday coming up? a graduation? an anniversary?
    Illustration of hands opening gift
  • Critically endangered Arctic foxes successfully breed in Finland

    This is the first time in over 25 years that the Arctic fox has successfully bred in Finland. In recent years, more Arctic fox observations have been made at the feeding stations maintained by Metsähallitus, National Parks Finland, and WWF, making breeding expected.

    Arctic foxes photographed from the distance in a snowy mountain landscape
  • How one Indigenous community uses high-tech tools to defend its territory

    In the wake of the devastating Amazon wildfires of 2019, WWF collaborated with the Kanindé Association of Ethno-Environmental Protection to supply the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau with terrestrial monitoring equipment—including drones, smartphones, and camera traps—and field training to document illegal deforestation.

    WWF providing drone training to communities. Pictured are people from the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau territory
  • Why tracing seafood from sea to plate is the next frontier in sustainability

    September 26, 2022

    Seafood is one of the most frequently traded commodities on earth, so it’s essential that fishing is well-regulated around the world. But regulations must be complied with to be effective, and unfortunately, too much of the fish that comes to market is caught illegally.

    A mahi mahi swims alone in deep blue water
  • How gorilla tourism can benefit wildlife and people

    September 22, 2022

    Although mountain gorillas are still an endangered species, there are signs of hope for their recovery. Gorilla tourism also benefits local communities.

    Close up of a gorilla's face
  • What to expect for Climate Week 2022

    September 19, 2022

    Climate Week is finally back at full force this year. Here’s what I’m looking for during this moment when the bright lights of the big city of New York are trained squarely on the climate crisis.

    New York City skyline in the dark
  • A new vision for our oceans

    September 09, 2022

    Over the course of the last year, with support from hundreds of internal and external collaborators, a group of amazingly dedicated people at WWF developed and is launching our new ocean strategy.

    Seaweed farming in the Philippines
  • Why ranchers are adopting practices to protect grasslands with WWF

    September 09, 2022

    With 57 ranches and nearly 530,000 acres of grassland, the RSVP program is over halfway to reaching its program goal to enroll 1 million acres in the Northern Great Plains by 2025. The program, which began in the fall of 2020, is supported by McDonald’s, Cargill, and the Walmart Foundation, among others.

    A rancher walks toward some black cows in bright green grass
  • Celebrating 20 years of protecting the Brazilian Amazon

    September 01, 2022

    Two decades after its creation, ARPA continues to play an essential role in the conservation of this invaluable rain forest, preserving biodiversity, reducing deforestation, and supporting local livelihoods.

    Green, lush trees push up against river water
  • Camera traps capture wildlife in the Khata Corridor

    August 26, 2022

    Captured by a group of local citizen scientists, camera trap images of tigers, rhinos, leopards, and more show why these wildlife corridors matter.

    Close up image of tiger's face from camera trap in Khata Corridor
  • Five facts you might not know about groundwater

    Groundwater is the most abundant and accessible source of freshwater available to humans. Today, groundwater supports 40% of irrigated crop production, drinking water for more than a quarter of the world’s population, and helps maintain nearly half of all freshwater ecosystems.

    A child pumps water by hand.
  • 'Swimways' critical to keep rivers free flowing for migratory animals

    Swimways, the aquatic version of ‘Flyways,’ is a new take on an existing conservation mechanism to increase the value of protecting continuous stretches of free-flowing rivers as a migratory pathway necessary for many aquatic animals.

    Sockeye salmon  (Oncorhynchus nerka) migration, Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. October.
  • Why we need the Inflation Reduction Act

    August 05, 2022

    More than $350 billion in historic investments would set the United States on a solid path towards reaching its climate goals.

    Solar panels stretch across a field as the sun sets
  • Nepal nearly triples its wild tiger population

    July 29, 2022

    Nepal is now the second country to double its wild tiger population. It’s an incredible achievement and testament to the conservation efforts of the government, partners, and local communities over the last 12 years.

    Two young tigers run alongside a riverbank in Nepal
  • In the Sundarbans, local communities harvest honey and protect tigers

    July 28, 2022

    Mahua Pramanik and her husband are one of around 80 families involved in a honey cooperative that uses apiaries—or human-made beehives—placed in secure, netted areas on the edge of the forest. Collecting wild honey in the reserves leaves moulis vulnerable to tiger attacks, and approximately six honey collectors die each year in the Sundarbans due to human-tiger conflict.

    Two people hold up a tray from a beehive full of bees
  • Why we need The North American Grasslands Conservation Act

    July 27, 2022

    To protect and restore iconic grassland landscapes, World Wildlife Fund and more than a dozen of North America’s leading conservation groups are touting the introduction of critical new legislation—The North American Grasslands Conservation Act.

    A bison sits aside her calf in the tall grass of the Wolakota Buffalo Range, Rosebud Sioux Reservation
  • Migratory monarch butterfly now classified as Endangered

    July 27, 2022

    It’s troubling news for an insect that represents nature at its most powerful — a tiny, delicate creature that can travel nearly 3000 miles from the northern US and southern Canada to its overwintering destination in Mexico.

    Monarch butterfly perched on a purple flowered stem in the El Rosario Monarch Reserve in Mexico
  • Heavily poached sturgeon slip toward extinction

    July 21, 2022

    Sturgeon and paddlefish—freshwater fish that have existed for hundreds of millions of years—now face extinction due mainly to the illegal trade in wild-caught caviar and meat. The world’s first comprehensive assessment of the species in over 13 years, released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), confirmed that all 26 remaining species are now threatened with extinction.

    A gray sturgeon sits on the sandy bottom of one of the Great Lakes