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  • Arrival of baby orangutan is a symbol of hope for conservation in Sumatra

    November 30, 2016

    One of the last great stands of rain forest in the deforestation hotspot of the Indonesian island of Sumatra has welcomed an exciting new addition: a baby female orangutan. The infant is the first orangutan born in the Thirty Hills conservation concession since WWF and its partners began managing the 100,000-acre forest in 2015.

    Orangutan Violet with her newborn baby
  • Community leaders work to protect Papua's forests and fight climate change

    November 09, 2016

    Community leaders in Papua are inspiring people to support the approach that local communities, WWF, and others are starting to use to save Papua’s forests—which are some of the largest remaining intact forests in Southeast Asia, but are increasingly at risk of being destroyed to make room for palm oil plantations, as well as mining and industrial logging operations.

    Alex Waisimon
  • Extreme weather threatens monarch butterfly habitat

    August 22, 2016

    Extreme weather caused by climate change is now a primary driver of forest degradation in key wintering habitat for monarch butterflies in Mexico, according to a new report.

    monarchs in trees in Mexico
  • Meet WWF's new Chief Scientist Dr. Rebecca Shaw

    WWF’s new Chief Scientist Dr. Rebecca Shaw is a brilliant thought leader who has been researching and leading interdisciplinary approaches to conservation and climate change for more than 30 years.

    Rebecca Shaw
  • Producing better palm oil for people, profits, and the planet

    There’s a way we can have our palm oil and eat it too. By producing palm oil sustainably, growers and manufacturers can offer traders, retailers, investors, and consumer products that meet their needs in a way that’s good for the planet, people, and profits.

    palm oil close up
  • Stopping Illegal Logging in Africa

    September 10, 2015

    Many wood products in American homes—from the kitchen table to hardwood floors—come from the same forested areas in Africa where elephants, rhinos, lions and other magnificent species roam wild. Few purchasers know that the wood from these forests is illegal. It was harvested, transported, processed, bought or sold in violation of national laws.

    forest in kenya
  • Endangered species threatened by unsustainable palm oil production

    The world’s most popular vegetable oil—palm oil—is produced in tropical rain forests around the world. While it can be produced sustainably, conventional production methods and unchecked agricultural expansion threaten these forests and the wildlife that call them home.

    orangutan
  • Forests, Climate Change and the Role Green Giants Play

    July 07, 2015

    Remember learning about photosynthesis back in school? This week, let’s go back to our science roots (pun unintended!) to see how this natural process makes forests both a contributor and solution to climate change. To understand the complex relation between forests and climate change, it is important to see trees and plants as playing multiple roles on the stage that is our planet.

    Cameroon Forest
  • WWF and Apple Commit to Help Protect China’s Forests

    May 10, 2015

    Through a new project, WWF and Apple will help China—the world’s largest producer and consumer of paper products—reduce its environmental footprint by producing paper products from responsibly managed forests within its own borders.

    forest in China
  • Alternatives to Wood

    January 13, 2015

    Trees are cut down at a rapid rate to meet the demand for products we all use. Some are products that often are on our weekly shopping lists, such as toilet paper, diapers and tissues. What if we used something other than newly-harvested trees to create these products?

    Forest
  • Tree Kangaroo: Facts About These Declining Species

    October 07, 2014

    Tree kangaroos inhabit the lowland and mountainous rainforests of Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the far north of Queensland, Australia. Living up in the foliage, these species looks like a cross between a kangaroo and a lemur.

    tree kangaroo portrait
  • What's Behind the FSC Logo?

    September 18, 2014

    When you see that symbol, you don’t have to wonder whether pristine forests were destroyed to make the product or whether the workers wielding chainsaws were paid a living wage. Because when you see the FSC logo, you know the product can be traced back to a company that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

    Forest where wood is harvested per FSC norms
  • Why the FSC Label Matters to Wildlife—and All of Us

    October 11, 0016

    The FSC label ensures that the products you buy are from forests managed responsibly. And it means a future for both wildlife and people.

    Borneo orangutan
  • Creating Ripples for Positive Change

    February 10, 2014

    Recognizing their role in influencing more sustainable development of palm oil, Johnson & Johnson has publicly committed to source 100% of its ingredients derived from palm oil from certified sustainable sources by 2015.

    palm oil basket
  • Can Indonesia's Notorious Deforesters Turn Over a New Leaf?

    February 06, 2014

     Just over a week ago, the second-largest pulp and paper manufacturer, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) announced a change of practices and new conservation initiatives.

    drainage canal
  • Protecting Elephant, Tiger and Orangutan Habitat in Sumatra

    September 12, 2013

    Every minute on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, five football fields of rain forest are cleared for timber and replaced with pulpwood, rubber and palm oil plantations.

    orangutan with baby
  • In Borneo's Forests, Impacts and Opportunities

    June 03, 2013

    WWF is working to reduce deforestation in Borneo through promoting Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of wood and paper products.

    Borneo orangutan
  • New Hope for Forests and Families in Indonesia

    May 07, 2013

    WWF has offered a way for community members to help rehabilitate their forests and earn a living. Our reforestation programs in Indonesia help preserve our most precious wildlife and empower local people.

    Acil at nursery
  • Amur Tiger Habitat Threatened by Illegal Logging of Russian Forests

    April 18, 2013

    Large-scale illegal logging in the Russian Far East is threatening the long-term survival of the endangered Amur tiger by destroying the species’ habitat. Around 450 Amur tigers remain the wild, scientists estimate.

    Tiger in snow
  • The Story of Baim, a Rescued Baby Orangutan

    February 01, 2012

    Baby orangutan lost in the forest of Borneo is brought to safety.

  • Remarkable Images of Big Cats Urge Forest Protection

    November 15, 2011

    Camera trap photos capture five of the island’s big cat species in the wild.

    WWF is working hard to identify and document the amazing biodiversity of this region, including species such as this marbled cat, in order to help ensure that this area is appreciated and protected.

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