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5 Reasons the Farm Bill Matters to Conservation

Right now, members of Congress are working out the final details of the 2018 Farm Bill, and the stakes for conservation are huge.

  • An Amur tiger’s journey back into the wild

    June 29, 2017

    In mid-October of 2016, an Amur tiger was seen in the Russian city of Vladivostok. Despite efforts to capture him, he proved elusive, and gained international attention. On October 20th, he was finally captured and taken to a rehabilitation center. After being rehabilitated, he was released into his new home, Bikin National Park. 

    Male Amur tiger in the forest
  • Protecting water could mean advancing peace & prosperity

    June 27, 2017

    Many people may not know that access to fresh water around the globe can have big impacts here in the US. This week, WWF released a new book entitled Water, Security and U.S. Foreign Policy, exploring how access to water affects US national security and prosperity and how the US can respond effectively. We sat down with two WWF experts to provide some background on this link between fresh water and national security.

    River Ganga, Rishikesh, India
  • Belize fails to implement promised protections for the Belize Barrier Reef World Heritage site

    June 27, 2017

    The government of Belize has not put into place promised protections for the Belize Barrier Reef World Heritage site, leaving the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere under threat from offshore oil drilling and damaging coastal construction, according to a new WWF assessment.

    Construction in Belize's barrier reef
  • Supporting communities and forests in Laos

    June 20, 2017

    The village of Sobphouan, with help from WWF, is a leading example of successful efforts in Laos to replace traditional agriculture and farming—drivers of widespread deforestation—with sustainable rattan production. 

    Aerial view of Rattan plantations
  • Seal pup births show conservation efforts are working

    June 16, 2017

    Last winter, WWF and other volunteers built nests for the rare ringed seals of Lake Saimaa so they could give birth. Out of the 81 pups born months later, 90%  were born in these man-made snowbanks.

    Sainaa ringed seal pup
  • Kimberly Clark joins forces with WWF to engage consumers in helping to save the world's forests

    June 12, 2017

    Kimberly Clark and WWF have collaborated to raise awareness of the FSC logo and what it represents. 

    forest in peru
  • Mexico commits to critical measures to save the vaquita

    June 08, 2017

    The government of Mexico announces a permanent ban on gillnets in the Upper Gulf of California - a fantastic and encouraging step forward in the path to saving the vaquita.

    Fins
  • In a disturbing new trend, poachers are killing Myanmar’s elephants for their skin, teeth, and tails

    June 06, 2017

    In a disturbing and growing new trend, Asian elephants of all ages are being slaughtered in Myanmar for their skin and other body parts. WWF is launching an emergency action plan to train, equip, and deploy 10 anti-poaching teams to the most vulnerable areas, and implementing a thorough plan to stop the slaughter. 

    Elephant and calf in river
  • State, local, and business leaders will continue to support US climate action to meet the Paris Agreement

    June 05, 2017

    Leaders across the US economy reaffirmed their commitment to climate action despite the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of an unprecedented and essential international agreement to curb climate change.

    solar panels on a building in Austin Texas
  • President Trump announces intent to withdraw from Paris Agreement

    May 31, 2017

    The United States has announced its intent to withdraw from the historic Paris Agreement, the world’s first truly global plan to address climate change.

    sea ice in the Arctic
  • Freshwater dolphin species and facts

    Swimming through fresh waters in parts of South America and Asia is what one might consider an unexpected figure: the dolphin. It joins the ranks of the shark and the sea turtle as some of the oldest creatures on Earth. And while they're most commonly associated with oceans, dolphins—and porpoises—can actually be found in several major rivers on two continents.

    Amazon river dolphin jumping out of the water
  • Preparing communities for the rising risk of flooding in the face of climate change

    May 24, 2017

    Flooding is currently the most common natural disaster worldwide, and rising global temperatures will only make it more frequent and severe. WWF has developed an integrated framework for managing floods, giving managers more flexible and effective solutions to prevent or respond to such natural disasters. 

    A road ripped apart by a flooding river.
  • Changing people and landscapes: Farida's story

    May 24, 2017

    In Kyrgyzstan, community based conservation activities led by Farida Balbakova have paved the way for an integrated, climate-smart landscape management plan to protect the snow leopard.

    Farida Balbakova
  • Nepal successfully collars four snow leopards in four years

    May 17, 2017

    A snow leopard was successfully collared in Kangchenjunga Conservation Area on May 8, 2017 making it the fourth one to be collared in Nepal’s eastern snow leopard conservation complex.

    Collared snow leopard, Yalung.
  • Without global action, the world’s smallest porpoise could go extinct by 2018

    May 15, 2017

    With an estimated 30 or fewer remaining individuals, the vaquita are the focus of WWF’s new report calling for immediate, collective action to save the species from extinction. Prepared for WWF by Dalberg, Vanishing vaquita: saving the world’s most endangered marine mammal comes just before the two-year ban is due to expire at the end of May. 

    Fin
  • Video reveals how narhwals use their tusks

    May 12, 2017

    New footage shows how narwhals use their tusks to hunt and stun fish before eating them.

    narwhal group
  • Broom grass transforms lives and hillsides in Nepal

    May 12, 2017

    In Nepal, broom grass is transforming steep, degraded slopes above the Trishuli and Seti rivers in the Aamdanda village. 

    Juni Maya Bhujel making brooms at her house.
  • Helping people and wildlife thrive together

    May 12, 2017

    Human-wildlife conflict is a major issue for many poor people who live near forests in rural areas of Nepal. That’s one of the reasons why WWF and other partners in conservation launched the Hariyo Ban (Green Forest) program to find lasting solutions that protect people’s lives, livestock and crops and prevent the retaliatory killing of wildlife. 

    Newly installed fence in the Karnali corridor
  • In Nepal, cook stoves improve lives and help the environment

    May 12, 2017

    WWF and partners have launched a program to reduce pressure on forests and improve the lives of women and marginalized people through projects such as providing improved cook stoves that burn firewood more efficiently.

    A woman cooking with a metallic improved cook stove.
  • The vaquita: 5 Facts about the most endangered marine mammal

    May 09, 2017

    Learn more about this little porpoise, and what you can do to help save the vaquita. 

    Fin
  • An Amur tiger returns to the wild

    May 03, 2017

    On April 29th, Filippa the Amur tigress was successfully released back into the wild. She was rescued and rehabilitated at the Rehabilitation Center in Alekseevka after being found in December of 2015, as an exhausted, starving, five-month-old tiger cub. 

    Filippa running after being released
  • Why I marched

    April 29, 2017

    “There's no Planet B!” This was a rallying cry chanted by WWF staff, activists and supporters who gathered today on the National Mall at the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC to fight for climate change mitigation. 

    PCM WWF contingent Grace Lee
  • 5 reasons why America's Arctic should remain off-limits to new drilling for oil and gas

    April 26, 2017

    Most of the Arctic’s federal waters are off limits to thanks to protections put in place in 2016. But the Trump administration and some in Congress want to allow fossil fuel companies to begin bidding for a chance to drill. 

    arctic sea ice broken up
  • Arbor Day, FSC and America’s wood basket

    April 25, 2017

    On Arbor Day, we celebrate the important role trees play. We are working to increase FSC-certified land in the southeastern US, an area known as the "wood basket." 

    A forest landscape