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Fisher pulling net from Gulf of Mexico

Saving vaquita: Retrieving ghost nets as dramatic new operation gets underway

In the Upper Gulf of California, scientists and fishermen work to protect the habitat of the world's smallest porpoise.

  • WWF works with Walmart to cut carbon emissions and fight climate change

    WWF and Walmart are working together to cut carbon pollution and curb some of the worst impacts of climate change to protect people and wildlife at risk with Project Gigaton.

    WWF's Marty Spitzer and Walmart's Katherine Neebe discuss sustainability issues on a Walmart roof, with solar panels.
  • Why I March: WWF activists on the importance of fighting climate change

    April 19, 2017

    We reached out to some of our supporters and Panda Ambassadors who plan to participate in the People’s Climate March about why they think it’s important to tackle one of the biggest threats to our planet and become part of a new generation of American climate leadership.

    Climate march in nyc
  • World Heritage sites, strongholds for tiger and African elephant populations, endangered by illegal harvesting of species

    April 18, 2017

    A new report by WWF reveals that World Heritage sites are especially vulnerable to illegal harvesting of species listed by CITES, including tigers and African elephants.

    Sumatran tiger
  • Working together to save World Heritage Sites

    April 18, 2017

    On World Heritage Day, we’re highlighting some of the incredible sites that WWF is working to save. These sites belong to all of us, and together we can protect them for wildlife and people around the world.

    Green turtles in the ocean.
  • A whale's eye view of Antarctica

    April 14, 2017

    Whales are awe-inspiring and often elusive creatures. Their distribution and critical feeding areas are currently poorly understood, and as climate change and krill fishing increase, our time to learn more about these giant mammals is running out. However, with the help of Dr. Ari Friedlaender, a whale ecologist and National Geographic Explorer, WWF is using whale tagging to discover a wealth of new information.

    The fluke of a humpback whale diving to feed
  • Reducing China's environmental footprint

    In 2015, WWF and Apple kicked off a five-year project designed to help China reduce its environmental footprint by producing paper products from responsibly managed forests within its own borders.

    An aerial view of a eucalyptus forest in China
  • When you travel, bring back keepsakes, not mistakes

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    Buying souvenirs can help support the local tourism trade, which is an important source of income for many communities. But make informed choices.
    Souvenirs Magazine Summer 2017
  • 9 reasons for hope in the face of climate change

    April 11, 2017

    At WWF, we’re engaging with millions of Americans, leading businesses, and government leaders to tackle climate change. Here are nine reasons why we’re hopeful in the face of this threat.

    solar panels in Washington state
  • A resourceful hermit crab finds an unlikely home

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    In 2010, I was hiking along a forested trail in Japan, when a shiny object caught my eye. I couldn’t believe what I saw: A land hermit crab was using a discarded plastic bottle cap for its shell.
    Hermit Crab with plastic bottle shell
  • Arctic ice in trouble

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    The receding sea ice at the North Pole threatens arctic species
    Ship moving through Arctic sea ice
  • Reducing the impact of commuting

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    The average American spends 52 minutes a day commuting. And it pumps tons of carbon dioxide—literally—into the atmosphere every year. But there are quite a few ways to lighten commuting's toll.
    Traffic Magazine Summer2017
  • How to write a letter to the editor

    April 06, 2017

    Writing a letter to the editor of your local media outlet on a pressing environmental concern is an effective way to influence your community and your legislators—and impact the decisions they make. WWF is sharing a few tips on how best to draft and place one.

    newspaper stack
  • The power of connecting conservationists and tech experts

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    What do a primate biologist in Brazil, a GIS specialist in Nigeria, and an artificial intelligence developer in Silicon Valley have in common? You can find them all on WILDLABS.NET.
    Wildlabs Map
  • Del First and Ethan Three Stars are revitalizing their native Dakota language

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    When Del First was growing up on Fort Peck Indian Reservation in the 1960s, everyone in his neighborhood spoke Dakota, a language of the Sioux Nation. Today, hardly anyone does.
    plains generationext summer2017
  • Can we help wildlife adapt by crowdsourcing human responses to climate change?

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    Climate Crowd, an online platform for crowdsourcing data, helps us learn how rural and indigenous communities around the world are responding to climate change, among other things.
    elephant silhouette summer2017
  • Grassland birds of the Northern Great Plains

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    Grassland birds have taken a nosedive in recent decades: They’re the fastest-declining bird group in North America.
    Lark bunting on a shrub
  • Tracking elephant migrations

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    In the first project of its kind in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, WWF—along with the Kenyan Wildlife Service and Narok County Council—is now collaring elephants.
    A recently GPS collared, matriarch African elephant stands with it's herd
  • Greater one-horned rhino moved to new home in Nepal

    A greater one-horned rhino found a new home in Nepal’s youngest national park after the government, with the support of WWF and partners, successfully moved the adult male from the country’s thriving Chitwan National Park.  

    rhino is released into the wild
  • Monarch Heroes

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    Across the country, people are taking action for monarchs. Here are their stories.
    monarch on a flower
  • A Changing Arctic

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    What climate change and receding sea ices mean for the people, wildlife, economy, and politics of the far North.
    Standing on snow in the Arctic
  • Walrus habitat on the edge

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    In what has become the new normal over the past 10 years, residents of the Inupiat village of Point Lay on the coast of the Chukchi Sea in Alaska have had new neighbors each fall.
    Walrus
  • What animals live in the Amazon? And 8 other Amazon facts

    April 03, 2017

    The Amazon is an incredibly unique place. It is the world’s largest rain forest and river system, and the most biologically diverse place on Earth. It contains millions of species, most of them still undescribed. Learn more about this amazing place.

    aerial view of the amazon rainforest
  • Diane Moxness on community and adventure in the Himalayas

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    WWF National Council member Diane Moxness is always up for adventure. She and her husband spent time in Nepal forging a vision for conservation that embraces local as well as global action.
    Moxness Action Figures Summer 2017
  • Gallery: Artwork by Aurora Robson

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2017
    Repurposing plastic waste she finds in nature, Artist Aurora Robson meticulously assembles whimsical sculptures, transforming discarded debris into art.
    ISLA sculpture