Stories

  • An Eye on Recovery

    December 17, 2020

    WWF is helping to support Australia’s first large-scale collaborative camera trap project.

    Two men crouching down on the ground to set up netting and a camera to capture images of wildlife passing by
  • Meet Dr. Parikshit Kakati, WWF India’s wildlife veterinary specialist

    December 15, 2020

    Dr. Parikshit Kakati, WWF India’s wildlife veterinary specialist, plays a key role during the flood season in Assam, India, as part of a team that rescues and treats injured wild animals.

    A vet tends to an elephant that is safely tranquilized and laying on the ground
  • 2020's most epic conservation wins

    December 10, 2020

    As 2020 comes to a close, we’re taking a look at some of the biggest conservation wins we've achieved together during this challenging year.

    Close up of an African elephants trunk with African bushland in the background
  • 5 ways 'We Are Still In' kept the United States in the fight against the climate crisis

    We Are Still In led the United States in climate action by maintaining international leadership and increasing domestic ambition.

    solar panels on a building in Austin Texas
  • Rejection of mining permit marks important milestone in protection of Bristol Bay

    December 02, 2020

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit for developers to build the controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska, marking an important moment in the decade’s long effort to protect Bristol Bay.

    Aerial landscape with Bristol Bay in the background
  • Sustainable pepper farming supports people and nature in Malaysian Borneo

    November 17, 2020

    Empowering farmers with green practices builds livelihoods while strengthening biodiversity. 

    A woman in a straw hat picks pepper off of large green pepper vines
  • It's time to stop funding overfishing

    November 12, 2020

    Harmful fisheries subsidies fuel harmful fishing practices. Rather than subsidizing fishing activities that hurt the ocean, communities, and the economy, governments have an opportunity to reroute funding toward efforts that bring benefits to marine health and human well-being.

    Gill net fisher on water
  • What are nature-based solutions and how can they help us address the climate crisis?

    November 10, 2020

    Tackling the climate crisis will be one of the biggest challenges of our time, and nature itself can contribute to the fight. 

    Stormy sunrise over the Badlands
  • Seed-dispersing drones help rebuild koala populations devastated by bushfires

    November 05, 2020

    WWF-Australia is implementing innovative projects to restore habitat and wildlife populations devastated by the 2019/2020 bushfires. As part of their Regenerate Australia plan, they are using specialized drones to disperse eucalyptus seeds across affected lands to help regrow the landscape and rebuild wildlife populations.

    Profile of a baby koala holding on to a tree
  • A hilltop coffee plantation benefits from robust and healthy forests

    November 03, 2020

    On a hilltop in southeast Brazil, 4,500 feet above the surrounding landscape, is a coffee plantation that has been operating in the same family for more than 150 years—five generations. Owner Ellen Fontana is restoring additional forest habitat on her property, connecting the span of natural forest on her land to another forest fragment on a neighboring property.

    An aerial view of a lush, green coffee farm on a sunny day
  • 135 bison find a new home with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe

    October 30, 2020

    The Tribe will create the largest native-owned and managed bison herd in North America. These 135 bison are the first of as many as 1,500 animals setting foot on 28,000 acres of native grassland.

    Bison walk out into a brown field
  • Investing in "Thirty Hills"

    October 27, 2020

    Thirty Hills is the last large block of intact, lowland forest still standing in central Sumatra. After five years of successful forest conservation, we celebrate five major wins within this critically important landscape.

    The Bukit Tigapuluh, or “Thirty Hills,” landscape is one of the last great stands of rain forest in the deforestation hotspot that is the Indonesian island of Sumatra
  • Recognizing Indigenous Peoples' land interests is critical for people and nature

    October 22, 2020

    Although they comprise less than 5% of the world population, Indigenous peoples protect 80% of the Earth’s biodiversity. Recognizing their land rights should be placed at the center of conservation.

    Two people drive a small boat through muddy waters and green marshland
  • Ghost fishing gear

    October 20, 2020

    Ghost fishing gear includes any abandoned, lost, or otherwise discarded fishing gear. It is the deadliest form of marine plastic debris and often goes unseen. Learn more about how you can help stop this silent killer and protect the health of our ocean its inhabitants.

    A large seal on the beach with its neck caught in abandoned fishing gear
  • A sign of hope

    October 15, 2020

    Critically endangered Malayan tiger cubs spotted in the wild give hope that the species could be on the road to recovery.

    Black and white image of two Malayan tigers walking through their forest home at night
  • Common Ground

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2020
    Tawau, the east malaysian district where Christina Ak Lang grew up, is a tropical paradise.
    Aerial photo of palm field
  • Crossing Paths

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2020
    As seasonal waters ebb and flow, the movements of elephants and other wildlife follow.
    African elephant facing camera
  • Climate Crowd

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2020
    Pilot projects implemented in Zimbabwe work to address the impact of climate change and reduce pressure on natural ecosystems, benefiting the people and land alike.
    Aerial view of Victoria Falls with rainbow
  • Flow Lines

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2020
    Keeping water flowing for people and wildlife in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area will take action at every level. Here's what WWF is doing for it.
    Aerial photo of three elephants wading through water
  • What rhino dung can tell us about the health of the species

    October 13, 2020

    WWF initiated a study examining the parasites and bacteria found in fresh rhino dung samples to help detect diseases that may lead to rhino deaths.

    A greater one-horned rhino looks at the camera standing in tall green grass
  • Art for Earth: Crowdsourcing art for nature

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2020
    This year, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, eco-enthusiasts around the world found a new way to express their love for the planet.
    Colorful illustration saying there is no planet B
  • Employing AI to evaluate wildlife populations on a global scale

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2020
    Launched in December 2019 by Google and a host of conservation partners, Wildlife Insights offers a simple upload system, cloud-based storage, and AI tagging and analysis.
    Wildlife Insights logo
  • Upcycling: How to build a wardrobe that helps the Earth

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2020
    Thriving secondhand marketplaces—online and in person—have made it easier for us to upcycle the clothes we don’t wear, giving discarded items new life.
    Illusration of washing machine with recycle logo