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Making the financial case for protecting Belize’s barrier reef

A first-of-its-kind report, released in collaboration with our partners in the region, warns that Belize stands to lose millions in revenue generated by one sector alone if protections for the reef aren’t put in place and enforced.

  • WWF's Dr. Rebecca Shaw on an integrated approach to science

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    Dr. Shaw leads an interdisciplinary approach to science that draws on the best research from ecology, economics, and the political and social sciences to generate big, cuttingedge ideas for protecting the planet.
    Dr. Rebecca Shaw
  • Put 'protecting the forest' on your holiday shopping list

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    Products that carry the FSC logo have been certified to Forest Stewardship Council® standards as having been sourced according to specifi c standards of environmental and social responsibility.
    Forest Wooden Horse Takeaway Winter 2016 Magazine
  • A toad's disappearing act, caught on camera

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    Spadefoot toads are named for the hard, wedgeshaped pads on their hind feet.
    Toad buried sand Winter 2016 Magazine
  • Can a mermaid help to protect the world's coral reefs?

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    Every year, tens of millions of dollars are invested in monitoring and protecting the world’s coral reefs.
    Coral Reefs Inquiry Mermaid Winter 2016 Magazine
  • Cullum and Annabel Clark on the power of family

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    For generations the Clark family has placed great value on time spent outdoors.
    Sunset on the plains
  • Brighton Kaoma on using radio to raise environmental awareness

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    When I was 14, I had an idea. Everyone listens to the radio in Zambia; often people turn it on just to hear the time announced. Why not use Kitwe’s airwaves to educate my community about the environment?
    Luangwa Reiver Generation Next Winter 2016 Magazine
  • WWF sets its sights on returning returning Persian leopards to Russia

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    WWF's groundbreaking program to reintroduce Persian leopards to the Caucasus, where the cats were once abundant.
    Leopard jumps Winter 2016 Magazine
  • Tag Team

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    The Wildlife Crime Technology Project (WCTP) designs and builds cutting-edge technologies to combat wildlife poaching.
    Powell and Becker at computer
  • Experiencing a feast for the senses in Cuba

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    Taking in the spectacular view from our table at Finca Agroecologica El Paraiso, it was hard to imagine the day getting any better—until lunch was served.
    Cuba hotel horizon Winter 2016 Magazine
  • A design firm helps polar bear experts get creative with tracking technology

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    When WWF polar bear expert Elisabeth Kruger was organizing a workshop to brainstorm new designs for polar bear tracking devices, she wanted to make sure the event generated the most interesting, unexpected, and—hopefully—groundbreaking designs possible.
    Polar Bear Tracking Winter 2016 Magazine
  • Five rhinos find a new home in Nepal

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    Over five days in February 2016, five rhinos were moved from Chitwan National Park to a new home in Bardia National Park.
    Rhino freed
  • Jacqui and Jeff Morby on community-led conservation

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    Sometimes the pursuit of a goal produces advantageous byproducts.
    Namibia Devils Claw Farming Winter 2016 Magazine
  • Brenda Davis on the importance of keeping things wild

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    “The majesty of the Northern Great Plains is undeniable,” Davis says.
    Brenda Davis Board Report Winter 2016 Magazine
  • Editor's Note: A thank you to tiger advocates

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    I came to WWF TO have some small part in protecting the wild creatures and places I love, and I’m so grateful this issue reports on major progress for one species in particular: tigers!
  • A US ban on elephant ivory carves out a better future for the species

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    On June 2, 2016, the US Fish & Wildlife Service announced new federal regulations implementing a nearly complete ban on commercial ivory trade in the United States.
    Elephant
  • Captive Tigers in the US

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    There are thousands of captive tigers throughout the country. You can fi nd them in backyard enclosures, petting zoos, and even truck stops.
    Tiger Locked Up In Depth Winter 2016 Magazine
  • Looking Up

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2016
    Spanish Wells, a port that's a two-hour ferry ride from Nassau, is the kind of town where news is both rare and fast-traveling. Here, the arrival of a fishing boat qualifies as an event.
    Spiny Lobster
  • Life along the Mekong: Two generations reflect on the value of clean, fresh water

    October 04, 2016

    While development undeniably brought about positive changes to those living along the Mekong, increased demand for water and economic growth are also leading to unsustainable infrastructure decisions. Compounded by climate change, these decisions threaten the river and all who depend on it.

    Vutra washes clothing in river
  • A ranger's commitment to wildlife

    October 01, 2016

    Anety is a wildlife police officer working in Zambia. She protects more than one hundred different species, including elephants, lions, and leopards, that call her park home. One of just three female wildlife rangers in her park, Anety works in a dangerous and under-resourced profession.

    Elephant in Zambia
  • CITES: Big steps for wildlife

    October 01, 2016

    During the world’s largest ever wildlife trade meeting—the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)—governments united behind a series of tough decisions to provide greater protection to a host of threatened species and bolster efforts to tackle soaring levels of poaching and wildlife trafficking.

    Head portrait of a Sumatran rhino
  • It just got harder for illegal fish to make it onto your plate

    The US government released a final rule to increase the transparency around fishing operations and prevent tons of fish from being laundered into the US seafood market, a move more than 400,000 WWF activists took action to support.

    Fish in a basket
  • A young generation in India takes stewardship of their environment

    September 29, 2016

    Do banning bottled water, taking camera-trap photos of snow leopards, and establishing homestays have anything in common? In the mountains of North Sikkim in India, they do. All these activities are part of a successful ecotourism drive led by young people from the small village of Lachen that has already become an inspiration for similar work elsewhere in the country.

    a truck in Lachen
  • A massive win for the world’s most trafficked mammal

    September 28, 2016

    All legal trade of pangolins, the world’s most trafficked mammals, will soon end thanks to an international agreement to further protect the critically endangered species from extinction.

    Pangolin
  • WWF is saving black rhinos by moving them

    September 28, 2016

    WWF’s Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP) has been working with passion, commitment, and determination for a brighter future for the critically endangered black rhino for more than a decade. BRREP works to grow black rhino numbers by creating new populations and provides equipment and training to rangers to monitor, manage, and protect rhinos.

    black rhino calf in tall grass