Seven aircraft surveyed over 40,000 miles of southern Africa’s Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) to estimate the number and distribution of Africa’s largest savanna elephant population. The first-ever synchronized transboundary survey took two months, from August 22 to October 28, 2022, to cover what equates to nearly twice the circumference of the globe. The results were just published and found an overall stable and slightly increased population of 227,900 elephants in the region.
Off the coast of Chile's Guafo Island, divers are connected to a 450 foot hose as they sustainably harvest a leathery seaweed called luga. A plan is underway to protect these waters for the Indigenous communities that rely on its resources.
Native Nations seeking to restore bison to their lands remain the cornerstone of the species’ recovery. Since 2014, WWF has partnered with Native Nations throughout the Northern Great Plains in support of their efforts to conserve and restore grassland ecosystems within their communities and stands behind local visions and strategies that aim to bolster ecological, economic, and community benefits.
WWF is honored to announce the selection of Charitie Ropati as the recipient of the WWF-US Conservation Leadership Award for 2023. This prestigious award is given annually to a young conservation leader for outstanding contributions in the realm of protecting the planet. It provides a monetary award as well as access to a global platform and experts.
In these strange days of summer, we witnessed an extreme climate high and an extreme climate low. Both have significant implications for the planet’s health and for confronting the climate crisis moving forward.
WWF focuses our ocean work to deliver both nature-positive seascapes—halting the decline of marine environments and regenerating target ecosystems and marine resources–and markets and finance work that engages business to contribute to a nature-positive future and innovative blue financing to deliver scalable, durable global oceans solutions.
When I was a kid, marking days off the calendar until school holidays arrived, I knew that each day took me closer to Etosha National Park in Namibia. Unfortunately, the rhinos that live there are targets for armed poachers and international wildlife crime syndicates that kill them for their horns. We must protect them.
The new population estimate from the Global Tiger Forum is about 5,574 wild tigers. Since the 2010 tiger population estimate notable advancements in how we invest and monitor tigers can be seen in this new number which demonstrates about a 74% increase.
The Amani group in Ukelemi village, Mufindi district, in Tanzania is comprised of 23 members, 90% of whom are women. The group not only buys shares but also supports the demonstration plot—land showing improved agricultural practices—established by the CARE-WWF Alliance.
In the heart of Ibumila village, a group of 22 women has come together to form Tuinuane Group. Supported by the CARE-WWF Alliance, it is one of 44 Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) groups in the area.
We know human activities interrupt air and land migrations, and people have also created obstacles that block or affect freshwater species migrations, as well as the flows of sediments, nutrients, and water within rivers around the world. The good news is that we have solutions to maintain or restore river connectivity.
Clumsy on land but incredibly agile in the air, blue-footed boobies (Sula nebouxii) are seabirds that are recognized by their bright blue feet. Here are 9 facts you might not know about blue-footed boobies!
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