• Tamima Itani on effecting change in your own backyard

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2020
    Tamima Itani was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, where she spent summers outdoors in the mountains with her family. Now she's an advocate for wildlife and nature—and a WWF Partner in Conservation.
    Tamima Itani
  • Rare species rebound under local conservation care in New Zealand

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2020
    A large conservation movement is taking place in New Zealand. Travel with WWF to explore this amazing place.
    Lake Wanaka
  • Planning and patience result in a beautiful golden eagle portrait

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2020
    Eagles are shy and difficult to photograph. In summer 2015, this photographer began a camera trap project to snap a rare and extraordinary photo of this magnificent bird.
    Golden Eagle
  • WWF Board member Dr. Ruth DeFries on diversifying crops and opportunities

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2020
    “Without healthy systems, you can’t have healthy people, which is one of the things WWF understands so innately.”
    Ruth DeFries
  • This simple bottled water alternative is a no-brainer

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2020
    Since less than 10% of plastic waste gets recycled in the US, most of those water bottles wind up in dumps, where they won’t break down for hundreds of years. Here's how to reduce your plastic waste.
    Reusing bottle
  • Melissa Moye's economic approach to conservation

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2020
    Moye is a start-up specialist with many years of experience in conservation finance in developing countries. She focuses on conservation investment and permanent financing for protected areas.
    Melissa Moye
  • Last Call for Food combats food waste and food insecurity

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2020
    What if there was a way to combat both food waste and food insecurity with a single solution? From this, Last Call was born.
    Erin McGeoy
  • Solar-powered lights are helping both lions and livestock stay safe

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2020
    Lions used to attack Kenyan farmer John Mpoe’s cattle almost nightly. Then he installed solar-powered LED lights around the pen where he keeps his livestock at night. He hasn’t lost a cow since.
    Mpoe and his solar light
  • Making a home for monarchs in Mexico

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2020
    While monarchs are not endangered, their marvelous migration is at risk. Because they cluster in an area of just a few squares miles, loss of habitat to forest degradation has serious consequences.
    Monarch butterflies
  • Port Heiden, Alaska: the town that moved

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2020
    Beginning in 1981, the coastal community was forced to move inland when it became clear that erosion, accelerated by retreating sea ice and strong storms, would one day take the town altogether.
  • Setting the line on transparency in tuna fishing

    January 28, 2020

    For tuna fishing, data is more important now than ever. Most tuna stocks are fully exploited, meaning at best there is little to no room for expansion and at worst, they are in danger of collapsing. That’s why unmonitored tuna fishing is unacceptable. Commercial tuna fishing is increasingly transparent—but more needs to be done

    Northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in tuna ranching company's (Ecolo Fish) cages, being fattened for the sushi market, Mediterranean Sea, Spain.
  • Video: Special detection dogs find surviving koalas amid Australian bushfires

    Two specially trained dogs found seven surviving koalas amid a burnt-out forest in Queensland, Australia. Two months ago, a 14,826-acre fire tore through this area of forest.

    Portrait of Taz and Missy, English Springer Spaniel detection dogs.
  • Rapid Response Teams act as a bridge between wildlife and people

    January 16, 2020

    Established by WWF Nepal in 2016, RRTs help to engage communities in wildlife protection efforts, manage human-wildlife conflict, and monitor poaching and other illegal activities. Today, there are nearly 60 RRTs across Nepal.

    Narayan Shahi from the Rapid Response Team is arriving in a house to help villagers to deal with a wildlife conflict in Khata Corridor, Nepal.
  • 2019 is the second hottest year on record

    January 15, 2020

    Last year was the second hottest on record, closing out the warmest decade so far. This is the sixth consecutive year in which global temperatures were the highest on record—an unprecedented streak, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    An ice lagoon is seen on a melting glacier in, Jokulsarlon, Iceland
  • Australia's devastating bushfires

    January 13, 2020

    In 2019, Australia was ravaged by devastating bushfires, the likes of which the nation had never seen. Fueled by record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought, these massive bushfires have burned more than 26.4 million acres. Learn what WWF is doing and how you can help.

    Australian bushfire in Bowraville NSW
  • What I saw at a Chinese tiger farm and what it means for wild tigers

    January 09, 2020

    Leigh Henry, WWF’s Director of Wildlife Policy, recently returned from a trip to China – the country where tiger farms started back in the 1980s. Leigh and her colleagues visited one of the world’s largest tiger farms– the Harbin Siberian Tiger Park – in the northeast corner of China. This is what she saw on her visit.

    Tiger Farm
  • What we learned about coral reefs in 2019

    January 07, 2020

    While most of what we learned about coral reefs in 2019 is grim, there's still hope. In this new decade, we can do quite a bit to protect coral reefs and the wildlife and people that depend on them.

    Gabby Ahmadia, senior marine scientist at WWF, surveys a reef in the Selat Dampier MPA, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia
  • Two years after China bans elephant ivory trade, demand for elephant ivory is down

    December 31, 2019

    Two years ago this month, China took the monumental step of banning elephant ivory trade within the country. Dec. 31, 2017 was the last day it was legal to buy or sell ivory there.

    African elephant.
  • Homestays—a boost for people and wildlife in Nepal

    December 30, 2019

    The aim of the Dalla homestay project was two-fold: to allow visitors to appreciate the rich biodiversity of the region, and to experience the culture and tradition of the indigenous Tharu people.

    Pratiksha Chaudhary is welcoming tourist at her homestay in Dalla, close to Bardia National Park, Nepal.
  • Borneo's wildlife: What's at risk and why we must act now

    December 23, 2019

    Have you heard of Borneo? This island is one of our planet’s most biologically diverse habitats and home to animals like orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and so much more! WWF’s Whitney Kent explains the importance of this precious ecosystem.

    Image from the island of Borneo
  • Mountain gorilla numbers rise in a Central African protected forest

    A recent survey revealed the largest number of mountain gorillas ever recorded in a large swathe of protected forest in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. WWF and partners counted 459 individuals, up from an estimated 400 in 2011, in the 83,840-acre Bwindi-Sarambwe ecosystem.

    Portrait of gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • New technology and collaboration could transform wildlife monitoring

    December 17, 2019

    Wildlife Insights is a one-of-a-kind cloud-based platform housing the largest publicly accessible database of camera trap images in the world. It allows researchers and conservation organizations around the world to share and analyze wildlife data to ultimately better anticipate threats, understand where and why wildlife populations are changing, and take action to protect wildlife.

    A curious grey Langur is getting close to a camera trap in Bardia National Park, Nepal.

    December 14, 2019

    As 2019 closes out, we’re taking a look at some of the biggest conservation wins of the year.

    Bison released into Badlands National Park
  • What is climate overshoot and why does it matter?

    December 11, 2019

    The earth’s temperature is rising, and for decades scientists have focused on limiting the temperature increase to 1.5°C. Many reports warn that exceeding the 1.5°C limit would have irreversible impacts on people, species, and ecosystems. And now it’s now becoming evident that before the climate can stabilize at 1.5°C, it will likely overshoot it.

    Wildebeest migration across river