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  • An Uncertain Future for Our Living Blue Planet

    September 15, 2015

    WWF’s Living Blue Planet Report on the health of the ocean finds that the marine vertebrate population has declined by 49 percent between 1970 and 2012. The report tracks 5,829 populations of 1,234 mammal, bird, reptile, and fish species through a marine living planet index. The evidence, analyzed by researchers at the Zoological Society of London, paints a troubling picture. 

    fish swimming in a school
  • The World from a Sea Turtle's Point of View

    July 09, 2015

    To better understand the post-release behavior of tagged green turtles, WWF and partners carefully fastened a GoPro—a tiny waterproof camera—to the back of a female sea turtle. The 15 minutes of footage the camera collected gives us a unique view of the Great Barrier Reef.

    Green turtle swimming in Great Barrier Reef
  • An End to Great Barrier Reef Dumping Is Imminent

    July 01, 2015

    A full ban on dumping in the Great Barrier Reef should come to fruition in a matter of months. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee has voted to maintain pressure on Australia to deliver on its promise to restore the health of the reef.

    Great Barrier Reef fish
  • Australia’s Great Barrier Reef under Threat

    February 09, 2015

    Unsustainable development alongside the Great Barrier Reef could cause severe damage to one of Earth’s most important marine environmental systems, according to a new report commissioned by WWF. In order to prevent new stress on this already-vulnerable ecosystem, WWF is calling on the Australian government to ban all dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Site.

    sea turtles in great barrier reef
  • New Year Starts Off Right for Sea Turtles

    January 08, 2014

    The beginning of 2014 came with a number of positive news stories for sea turtles around the globe. Here's a look at a few.

    flatback released with tag
  • A Passion for Sea Turtles

    June 11, 2013

    Tagging allows us to learn turtle movements and routes from feeding grounds to other areas in the ocean. If we know what areas are important for turtles, then we know what areas to focus on for conservation.

    Hawksbill turtle
  • Protecting a Turtle Paradise in Indonesia

    May 21, 2013

    The biggest threat to the turtles in Indonesia has been the decades of egg poaching by locals, who can turn a high profit from illegal trade across the border with Malaysia.

    Turtle release in borneo
  • Tracking Turtles By Satellite for Better Conservation

    April 02, 2013

    WWF places satellite tags on marine turtles in many areas around the world. The information collected from the tags helps us to design better management strategies for their conservation, such as creating marine protected areas for important feeding areas or addressing threats to nesting beaches.

  • A Brighter Light on Bycatch

    April 02, 2013

    Gillnet fishing, one of the most common forms of fishing in the world, often leads to the accidental capture of non-targeted species. WWF is supporting work to illuminate nets so turtles can avoid swimming into them.

    Fishermen with net
  • WWF Launches New iPad App to Bring the World’s Most Amazing Animals ‘Together’

    January 14, 2013

    Now available for free in the iTunes App Store, ‘WWF Together’ is a unique interactive experience that brings you closer to the stories of elephants, whales, rhinos and other fascinating species. Discover the animal’s lives and the work of WWF in a way you’ve never seen before. Try out “tiger vision,” stay as still as the polar bear during a hunt, and chop the panda’s bamboo.

    WWF Together App: Pandas
  • An Opportunity for Growth and Prosperity in Indonesia’s Waters

    October 02, 2012

    The Sunda Banda Seacape in eastern Indonesia includes a wide variety of communities and provides critical habitat for many marine species. WWF is working with the Indonesian Government to create a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), which will span thousands of square miles and help protect the ocean environment.

    Reef and island in Indonesia
  • How Long Do Sea Turtles Live? And Other Sea Turtle Facts

    Sea turtles have roamed the Earth’s oceans for the last 100 million years. Here’s a look at some common questions about the species.

    sea turtle swimming
  • Welcome to "Science Island"

    Gorgona Island in Colombia is a hub for research on sea turtles, whales, birds and a variety of other wildlife.

    Molly Edmonds on nesting beach
  • Determined to Save Turtles

    At just 18 years old, Josua Muakula is the youngest turtle monitor in Fiji. He belongs to a team of 25 that have taken on the massive challenge of protecting endangered marine turtles. Why would a teenager get so involved in such a project, especially when he grew up eating turtle meat?


  • Giving Sea Turtles a Fighting Chance

    In Mozambique, ocean community guards rescue green turtles and build awareness for conservation.

    Green turtle Mozambique