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International Paper and WWF Join Forces to Help Create First-Ever Science-Based Targets for Forests and Scale-Up Forest Restoration in Brazil

A new collaboration between WWF and International Paper (IP)—a participant in WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network program and one of the world’s largest packaging, pulp and paper companies—research and assessments will help determine how much forest land—and what quality—is needed to ensure forests can continue to provide people, plants and animals worldwide with the clean air and water, food and other “services” they need to thrive.

  • New US elephant ivory market study helps agencies better regulate trade

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    In 2016, the US government imposed a “near-total ban” on imports, exports, and domestic trade of African elephant ivory. The findings led to recommendations that could help the US regulate the trade.
    African elephant on a white background
  • The Green Climate Fund and WWF: Standing together against climate change

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    The Green Climate Fund, a multilateral fund dedicated to helping developing countries respond to climate change, continues this tradition of cooperation for the common good.
    Waterfall in Eastern Bhutan
  • A better way to fish for yellowfin tuna in the Philippines

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    High demand for yellowfin makes it an important economic lifeline for some communities in the Philippines. Unfortunately, yellowfin populations can’t handle much more pressure from fishing.
    tuna spring2018
  • A young walrus strays from his herd—and swims close to a photographer

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    In May 2014, a young male walrus arrived at a remote island near where photographer Audun Rickarden lives in Tromsø, in northern Norway. Thus began the strangest wildlife interaction he's ever had.
    walrus spring2018
  • How cover crops help keep soil healthy and productive

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    Food production is a leading driver of habitat loss, overfishing, and freshwater consumption. Yet the habitat under the most direct pressure from agriculture is also the most ignored: soil.
    field of clover
  • WWF supporters rally to stop elephant poaching in Myanmar

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    More than 3,000 WWF supporters donated a total of $263,211 to fund 10 antipoaching teams targeting Myanmar’s most vulnerable areas.
    antipoaching mynmar spring2018
  • Swimming with whale sharks near the Mesoamerican Reef

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    Just off the tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula near Isla Holbox, the world’s biggest fish, whale sharks, gather in the summer months to feed on plankton. Our mission? To swim with them.
    whaleshark above spring2018
  • President's Letter: The central importance of place

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    It’s hard to believe places in the world remain that few people have seen, and even fewer have explored. But their very possibility resonates for those of us who work in the world of conservation.
    Carter Roberts
  • Nancy Baker on the power of collective action

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    An avid traveler and longtime supporter of WWF, Nancy Baker believes each of us has a responsibility to make the world a better place.
    buffalo mts  actionfigures spring2018
  • Editor's Note: A new attitude

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    Two years ago, we asked you, our readers, what you liked about this magazine—and what you’d like more of—and this issue marks our first major push in that direction.
  • Looking out for orangutans in Sumatra

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    Thanks to a groundbreaking agreement between a WWF-founded company and the residents of a rain forest village, Sumatran orangutan habitat is more secure than it was just a few years ago.
    orangutan spring2018
  • Thinking outside the box

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    Big-box retailer Walmart set an ambitious goal to reduce its carbon emissions. Then it encouraged its suppliers to do the same.
    WWF's Marty Spitzer and Walmart's Katherine Neebe discuss sustainability issues on a Walmart roof, with solar panels.
  • Students step up to tackle food waste at school

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    WWF’s Food Waste Warrior program for grades 5 to 12 helps students develop math and science skills as they conduct an audit of their school’s food waste and learn how food impacts the environment.
    takeaway tray spring2018
  • Wind farm sparks a clean energy revolution in Texas

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    In Muenster, Texas, a wind farm is benefiting both individuals and the larger community.
    Cattle Herd in Muenster Texas
  • Gallery: Photographs by Joel Sartore

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    Photographer and conservationist Joel Sartore wants his audience to “look these animals in the eye.”
    gallery pangolin spring2018
  • Saving a forest stronghold

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    Deep within Africa’s second-largest country, Salonga is a core part of one of Earth’s greatest and last tropical forests, still virtually untouched by modern-day resource extraction and development.
    rangers paddle down a river in Salonga National Park
  • Nepal introduces a climate-smart plan to protect snow leopards

    January 22, 2018

    In August 2017, Nepal made conservation history by becoming the first country to launch its climate-smart snow leopard landscape management leading the way in safeguarding the species and its habitat.

    Collared snow leopard, Yalung.
  • WWF's Clay Bolt on the value of the Northern Great Plains

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    For the past 15 years I’ve had the privilege of working as a conservation communicator and natural history photographer for some of the world’s leading conservation organizations.
    Clay Bolt with a bee
  • Fast Forward: Protecting snow leopards and adapting to climate change in Asia's High Mountains

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    Our “At the Top of the World” feature introduced a rural herding community in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan as they worked to protect snow leopards and adapt to climate change. Here's where we are now.
    Mountains in Kyrgyzstan
  • Current status

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    WWF offices in Bolivia, Brazil, and Colombia coordinated a tri-national effort to tag and study river dolphins, applying satellite GPS technology to the task for the first time.
    riverdolphin 01 spring2018
  • Charting a future for bonobos

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    The future of bonobos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is beginning to look promising. WWF is increasing surveillance of them and creating a management plan that benefits people and wildlife.
    Congo Bonobos Magazine Spring 2018
  • Women rising

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2018
    WWF is working to empower women by teaching them sustainable farming techniques, building their leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and ensuring their representation in decision-making bodies.
  • A Persian leopard makes her debut into the wild—for the second time

    January 19, 2018

    Meet Victoria, a Persian leopard released in 2016 into the wild of the Caucasus Nature Reserve—a place where the species was extinct. Here's the story of how she ended up being reintroduced twice!

    leopard is released
  • New weather stations support climate and water research in Bhutan

    January 18, 2018

    Researchers have set up four weather stations in a preserve in the mountains of north Bhutan for the first time, allowing them to monitor conditions at various altitudes over the long-term. Data collected by these stations will help determine the best ways to help wildlife in the region adapt to climate change.

    High mountains in Bhutan