Panda Ambassador Stories

  • A trash-free trip creates a new model for greener tourism

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    Last year, WWF partner National Habitat led the first-ever Zero-Waste Adventure, demonstrating new possibilities for more sustainable travel.
    Travelers Yellowstone
  • WWF Ambassador Jeremy Jauncey on seeing (and saving) the world

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    WWF Ambassador Jeremy Jauncey engages his global platform to educate and inspire travel enthusiasts about WWF and sustainable travel.
    Jordan with plane
  • The tree-dwelling mammal with a surprisingly familiar scent

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    Bearcats inhabit the tropical rain forests of Southeast Asia, spending most of their time high in tree canopies. And they're especially known for one strange attribute: They smell like popcorn.
    Bearcat
  • How cities around the world are working toward a greener future

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    Cities generate 70% of global carbon emissions. But around the world, cities are making changes to ensure a greener future.
    Lund
  • Sightlines

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    In Zambia's Kafue National Park, WWF and partners are instituting new thermal imaging technology to monitor and protect wildlife from poachers, and to keep local people safer in the process.
    Workman on tower
  • The Turnaround

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    Working alongside communities, governments, and scientists, WWF-Nepal has become an intrepid leader in protecting and conserving endangered tigers and the habitats where they live.
    Aerial view of Bardia National Park, Nepal
  • Shared Home

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    Nepal's Khata Corridor was once desolate land. Now, thanks to WWF and partners, the corridor is a perfect thruway for tigers and other dispersing animals.
    Tiger sign
  • President's Letter: Navigating a crisis with compassion

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    As the connections between people everywhere become more critical than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic, stories of hope and possibilities can help sustain us.
    Carter Roberts
  • How WWF is helping threatened species adapt to climate change

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    Climate change-related threats to biodiversity are happening now. As habitats change, extreme weather events increase, and temperatures rise, we need new tools to help biodiversity adapt.
    Declining species
  • Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch connects the dots between nature and culture

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    WWF president and CEO Carter Roberts talks with Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie Bunch about connecting people to nature and what it takes to get the job done.
    Roberts and Bunch
  • Matthew C. Harris on kindness and patience in conservation

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    WWF's Bhutan for Life project helped to ensure the country’s protected areas would be conserved in perpetuity. Essential to its success was support from donors like Board member Matthew C. Harris.
    Matthew C. Harris
  • Leigh Henry on making conservation policy that matters

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    As WWF’s policy lead on wildlife conservation, Leigh Henry has played a key role in the organization's efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade.
    Leigh Henry
  • Jennifer and Leah Vogel on supporting community-based conservation

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    For Jennifer and Leah Vogel, conservation is a family affair. Their passion for nature has inspired them to help protect wildlife and support communities in Zambia.
    Manatee
  • Moving fast to photograph a slow sloth

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    Sloths are slow-moving creatures that spend their lives in tree canopies, munching on leaves and napping. When you spot one, you have time to think. Still, getting this shot had its challenges.
    Sloth
  • Wildlife corridors help elephants move between habitats in Malaysia

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    In Malaysian state of Sabah, WWF is helping to establish a wildlife corridor through a palm oil plantation to connect two reserves, which will protect crops and allow wildlife to roam freely.
    Elephants
  • The Deluge

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    As global average temperatures rise, parts of Bangladesh are experiencing severe, unprecedented flooding. A photographer shares a glimpse of what life looks like on the front lines of climate change.
    Girl on car
  • A hue-shifting chameleon's island home is under threat

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    Madagascar is home to remarkable, unique biodiversity. Unfortunately, threats to the island’s flora and fauna abound. Without strong conservation strategies, several species could be lost for good.
    Chameleon
  • Searching for koalas that survived bushfires in Australia

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    In the aftermath of Australia’s devastating bushfires, WWF deployed field detection dogs to help locate surviving wildlife. During five days of searches in January 2020, the dogs found 10 koalas.
    Dog and trainer in woods
  • Gallery: Artwork by Josie Iselin

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    San-Francisco based artist and ocean advocate Josie Iselin uses seaweed and historical imagery to create her mesmerizing, colorful artwork.
    Sea lettuce
  • Want to give local wildlife a boost? Try planting a native garden

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2020
    Most lawns and gardens tend to need regular upkeep, but there’s an easier way that’s also far better for the environment: gardening with native plants.
    Birds with seeds
  • Gallery: Piñatas by Roberto Benavidez

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2020
    South Texan fine artist Roberto Benavidez gives wing to the craft of papier mâché. Inspired by 16th-century paintings and multicultural art, he creates stunning piñatas of birds and other creatures.
    Black Crested Titmouse
  • Celebrating good news for India's tigers

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2020
    New tallies from the country’s 2018 tiger survey demonstrate a stable or growing population, estimated at 2,967 individuals, bringing hope for the species’ recovery.
    Tiger
  • How LED nets help sea turtles swim free

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2020
    Entanglement in fishing nets and lines is among the greatest threats to sea turtles worldwide. So WWF and partners designed the world’s first solar-powered LED fishing net.
    Turtle buoy net
  • Finding a delicate balance in the Pantanal

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2020
    The sprawling Pantanal supports a wealth of wildlife, plants, and people. As pressures intensify in this ecosystem, multinational cooperation and a holistic strategy are key to a better way forward.
    South America