Stories

  • A snare wire necklace: Creating beauty that saves wildlife

    December 05, 2019

    In a workshop along a well-traveled elephant path in the Zambian bush, local craftswomen create handcrafted jewelry inspired by their surroundings. Sharing stories and ideas, they work with natural and locally sourced materials from the South Luangwa valley.

    Snare wire neclace
  • COP25: WWF and the international climate talks

    Climate change impacts all parts of the world, and finding solutions to the challenges posed by such an immense threat will require action from every country. Annual international climate talks are key to effectively addressing the problem.

    flags outside at COP22
  • Jaguar collaring mission reveals flourishing population off the coast of Brazil

    November 29, 2019

    WWF has collaborated with partners to successfully tag three wild jaguars with special collars allowing scientists to better monitor and understand the behavior of this big cat.

    Camera trap of a jaguar (Panthera onca) in Brazil. Maracá-Jipioca Ecological Station, Amapa, Brazil.
  • Nine wins for tigers in the last nine years

    November 27, 2019

    Established in 2010 and dubbed Tx2, it is arguably the most ambitious effort ever undertaken to recover an endangered species. Today, the overall tiger population decline has begun to reverse, with better data and improved surveys indicating there are likely now close to 4,000 tigers roaming free across the range states.Here are the Tx2’s top nine achievements to date.

    Tiger
  • Malaysia's tigers on the brink of extinction

    November 25, 2019

    Tigers living on the Malayan Peninsula—a region that includes parts of Thailand, Malyasia, and Myanmar—are at risk of going extinct in just the next two to three years.

    Camera trap image of a Malayan tiger.
  • 5 ways harmful fisheries subsidies impact coastal communities

    November 21, 2019

    Our planet’s health—and our own well-being—is dependent on a vibrant ocean rich with nature, like fish! While sustainable fishing can be an effective way to keep our oceans healthy, one big barrier is standing in the way: taxpayer-funded support for unsustainable fishing operations.

    Fishermen on artisanal fishing boats, out at sea, Tema, Ghana.
  • Meet the 2019 class of Russell E. Train Fellows

    November 20, 2019

    Selected for their innovative proposals and merit-based history, the 2019 cohort of Train Fellows will focus their research on key topics, from analyzing whale shark behavior in the Galápagos to preserving critical landscapes throughout Bhutan.

    Sofia Green scuba diving
  • Communities and Conservation: Passion, Commitment, and Resiliency

    November 20, 2019

    This is a challenging time for conservation. But every day, more and more brave people are looking beyond those obstacles, not giving in to despair, and making enlightened choices that can change our planet for the better.

    Agness Musutu, WWF's Young Expert Professional for the Freshwater Programme, walking along the edge of the Luangwa River at sunset in Mfuwe, Zambia
  • The return of a relative: tribal communities in the Northern Great Plains rally around bison restoration

    November 19, 2019

    For tribal community members who witnessed the release of four plains bison into Badlands National Park, South Dakota, the significance was immense for much deeper reasons.

    bison from a distance
  • What is forest restoration and how do we do it well?

    Forest restoration is a complex undertaking that can never fully bring back the original forest. That’s why it’s far better to conserve existing healthy forests and prevent them from being degraded or destroyed in the first place.

    A forest landscape
  • Rhinos around the world

    November 14, 2019

    2019 has been a year of both wins and losses for rhinos. Though still facing threats like poaching and habitat loss, the global rhino population has increased by 30 percent over the past decade.

    An Asian rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis) drinks by the waters edge at sunset. Kaziranga National Park, India.
  • Food Waste Warriors

    In the spring of 2019, WWF, with support from The Kroger Co. Foundation and the US EPA, looked at post-service food waste in 46 schools in nine US cities across eight states. This is what they found.

    Food Waste Education Program by the World Wildlife Fund at Seaton Public Elementary School in Washington, DC, United States of America
  • In climate crisis, mangroves bring massive benefits

    November 07, 2019

    A recent report from the Global Commission on Adaptation and World Resources Institute reveals what an essential role these underappreciated ecosystems play in addressing the impacts of climate change.

    oves on Baronesa Bay, Floreana Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
  • Developers say Pebble Mine won’t hurt Alaska's Bristol Bay.

    A gold and copper mine proposed for the headwaters of Bristol Bay would hugely impact the watershed—the federal agency assigned to evaluate the mining company’s plan has finally recognized the risk to the watershed but is still delaying a final decision on whether to allow the project to move forward.

    Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the air
  • For a ranger in the Pantanal, everything is connected

    November 05, 2019

    A day in the life of Carolina Alvarez, as she protects the Pantanal for wildlife and people, includes cleaning trails and monitoring wildlife like anacondas, jaguars, and caiman using camera traps.

    Carolina Alvarez, park ranger at Tres Gigantes Biological Station, a private nature reserve owned and managed by local conservation NGO Guyra Paraguay Alto Paraguay, Paraguay.
  • Seagrass: the lesser-known superstar in the fight against the climate crisis

    October 31, 2019

    Seagrass is crucial to the health of our ocean and provides food and shelter for a ton of animals. But this leafy green marvel’s real superpower is the rate at which it captures heat-trapping carbon.

    Seagrass bed in the United Kingdom
  • The good news about climate change

    There is no question that the climate crisis is here right now. But there is good news: every day we see more individuals, organizations, businesses, and governments responding to the crisis.

    Activists march for climate action in New York City in 2019
  • Party in the grass

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    The grasslands buzz with often unseen biodiversity. This medley of wildlife images offers a dizzying look at the insects and plants that contribute to the ecosystem of the Northern Great Plains.
    Prairie plants and insects
  • One ranger's daily challenges

    October 24, 2019

    Anety is one of 16 women recruited in 2004 by Zambia’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife to undergo intensive training in order to work as a ranger. It’s more common to see women recruits now than it was 15 years ago, but they are still few and far between “I can’t speak on behalf of other women. Most don’t go out into the field, but we can do the job. Where there are men, I have proved I can do the same as them."

    Anety Milimo, ranger in Kafue National Park
  • Meet some of the ACA champions

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    Climate allies
  • The food-climate connection

    October 16, 2019

    It seems obvious, but sometimes we need a reminder. Food comes from nature. So everything we eat has an impact on the planet—from how it's grown, to how its packaged, to how it gets where it’s going, how it's cooked, and at the end of the meal, where it winds up (say, your tummy, the trash or a compost pile).

    Food at market
  • Stewards of the prairies

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    Economic and cultural pressures have made ranching more challenging in recent years. WWF has been working with ranchers to help keep the grasslands intact to the benefit of both ranchers and wildlife.
    Pronghorn in grassland
  • Welcome home! Bison released into new territory

    October 11, 2019

    Bison in Badlands National Park now have an additional 22,553 acres to roam thanks to a passionate group of supporters who want to see America’s national mammal thrive.

    Bison released into Badlands National Park
  • Milk's impact on the environment

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2019
    Today milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and other dairy products are ubiquitous, consumed by more than 6 billion people worldwide. WWF is working to limit its impact on the environment.
    Cow