Stories

  • Gallery: Josh Gluckstein’s Sculptures

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2024
    As a child, artist Josh Gluckstein loved wandering through the wildlife exhibits at the London Natural History Museum.
    Cardboard and paper sculpture of orangutan head
  • Protecting millions of acres in the Amazon

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2024
    Brazil launched the Amazon Region Protected Areas (ARPA) program with WWF and partners in 2002, setting an aspirational goal: permanently secure more than 150 million acres of the Brazilian Amazon.
    A teal and brown tree frog clings to a branch
  • In Madagascar, wildlife abounds on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2024
    No amount of research could prepare me for its stunning variety of landscapes and wildlife.
    Baobab trees in the sunset
  • How dam removal can help rivers

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2024
    Choking up the world’s rivers and streams has had major consequences for biodiversity and people. Now many experts agree: Some dams have run their course.
    Illustration showing landscape with dam or left, and landscape without dam on right
  • What a whale needs

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2024
    Using cutting-edge technology, researchers are uncovering profound links among ocean health, climate change, and the denizens of the deep
    Drone photo of 2 humpback whales in blue water
  • President's Letter: Indigenous Wisdom and Indigenous-Led Knowledge

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2024
    Since 2014, WWF has partnered with Native Nations throughout the Northern Great Plains in support of their bison restoration efforts.
    Carter Roberts
  • WWF’s Enrique Prunes on healthy rivers

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2024
    I was born and raised in the Chihuahuan Desert of northern Mexico and wandered in pecan orchards and swam in creeks and rivers as a child.
    Enrique in a river with measuring equipment
  • Surveying species through environmental DNA

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2024
    Analyzing the eDNA in 48 water samples, his team detected 134 species—including several tigers and their prey, such as muntjac and serow.
    A muntjac, small red-brown mammal, in the woods
  • A big win for the Peruvian Amazon

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2024
    WWF and partners helped negotiate and fund a new “debt-for-nature swap” in the Peruvian Amazon.
    Red and brown monkey on branch in foliage with mouth wide open
  • Encountering an upset hippo in Zimbabwe

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2024
    I have been visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site for 10 years, spending months at a time walking through the bush and photographing wildlife.
    Muddy hippo charges at the camera
  • Marathoner Mina Guli on addressing the global water crisis

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2024
    On World Water Day in 2022, Guli embarked on a yearlong journey, completing 200 marathons in water-stressed locations from Australia to Zambia.
    Runner stands looking at dry watering hole
  • Dr. Rae Wynn Grant on radical solutions and the power of possibility

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2024
    As a child, after watching Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, she wanted to become a nature show host but thought “you had to cross oceans to find nature.”
    Woman in braids holding a yellow snake up
  • Essay: A night by the black waters of Maine’s Muscongus Bay

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2024
    I probably would have stayed put had it not been for the pure, incapable-of-lying joy in their voices as they begged me to join them.
    Illustration of two children playing in glowing water at night
  • WWF Board member Gerald Butts on the power of positivity

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2024
    When it comes to conservation, Gerald Butts considers himself a “skeptical optimist.”
    Gerald Butts sitting on couch
  • To protect global food systems, reduce the harmful effects of pesticides

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2024
    When the pesticide industry released neonicotinoids or “neonics” in the 1990s, they marketed the chemicals as safer and more effective than older insecticides.
    Plan flying over corn crops
  • The 2024 climate crisis forecast

    January 25, 2024

    After the hottest year on record, here's what we can expect—and what we must accomplish—to combat the climate crisis in the year ahead.

    Wind turbines line the top of Pillar Mountain in Kodaik, Alaska
  • Why bees are climate heroes

    January 18, 2024

    Bees boast climate superpowers, especially when it comes to their role in preserving the health of threatened ecosystems and grasslands like the Northern Great Plains. The multitude of bees and other pollinators that help keep grasslands healthy are essential partners in maintaining a stable climate.

    Sunflower bee hovers over flowering plants in grasslands of South Dakota
  • Rebuilding trust at Davos after COP28

    January 17, 2024

    The theme for the 2024 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos is “Rebuilding Trust,” a timely choice given the pledge that 190 nations made at last year’s UN climate conference (COP28) a few months ago to transition away from fossil fuels. The gathering at Davos is an opportunity for the government leaders and powerhouses in business and culture in attendance to take on the challenge of delivering this promise of a clean energy transition. The World Economic Forum is putting its stated goal of driving trust and accountability to the test, and the world is watching.

    Wind turbines in a grassy area
  • 5 ways WWF is advocating for strong US policies to protect nature in 2024

    January 11, 2024

    WWF is advocating for robust US policies in 2024, including the renewal and expansion of conservation programs, reduction of plastic waste through policy enactment, and more. Collaboration with partners, supporters, and activists is crucial for achieving lasting policy solutions and reversing the alarming rate of nature loss.

    View of the US Capitol Building from the National Mall showing a statue of a person on a horse and the big white building in the background on a sunny day
  • WWF uses new wireless technology to track elephants

    January 04, 2024

    Through a pilot project that uses a special kind of long-range wireless technology in elephant collars, we’re testing how this new tech works with monitoring species over large and remote areas.

    A person carrying a monitor walks behind two elephants.
  • How bountiful seas could help an Indigenous community keep a thousand-year old dish alive

    January 04, 2024

    The Huilliche community of Yaldad, Chile gathers to cook and enjoy curanto, a dish that preserves their culture and honors the legacy of their ancestors.

    Member of the Huilliche Indigenous community in Yaldad, Chile, looks to camera as he walks with two plates of curanto, a traditional dish
  • Celebrating 50 years of the Endangered Species Act

    December 20, 2023

    Fifty years later, we’re reflecting on the success of our bedrock conservation law—and continuing to work together to ensure that it protects the world's most vulnerable species for another 50 years (and more!).

    A black-footed ferret pops its head out of a hole at night with a large starry sky in the background
  • What makes whales fin-tastic climate champions?

    December 20, 2023

    Whales are the largest living creatures on the planet. In fact, blue and fin whales are the two largest animals that have ever existed. But this massive stature is not their only superpower: whales play an important role when it comes to climate change mitigation.

    Three whales in Southern Ocean
  • In 2023, Panda Ambassadors made an impact for the planet

    December 18, 2023

    Panda Ambassadors are some of WWF’s most engaged activists – supporters who step up to be leaders in their communities and help carry out WWF’s mission through a variety of projects. In 2023, like every year, Panda Ambassadors committed to completing 4 projects, and their accomplishments are impressive.

    panda ambassadors