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Cacao tree (Theobroma) in a plantation. Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. I Love Amazon Week

Ten products and ingredients that come from the Amazon.

The Amazon is much more than simply a beautiful, far-off tropical rainforest. It’s also a source of everyday items we rely on. Do you recognise these familiar products and ingredients? 1) CHOCOLATE Did you know that your favourite chocolate originates from the cacao plant? This grows wild in Central and South America and cultivating it

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Elephant crisis – what poaching does to animals, environments and people

Dr Kate Evans is the director and founder of Elephants for Africa. She started her research over a decade ago, looking at adolescent male elephants in the Okavango Delta and how they socialise – with an emphasis on how captive-bred animals would react in a wild environment. Here she talks about how complex these beautiful

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A yak gallery

Understanding the elusive snow leopard

This week, photographs and a story were released about a snow leopard in the remote regions of Kangchenjunga in north-east Nepal. Under the gaze of the five sacred peaks – straddling the Nepal, India and Tibet borders – a small team of local conservation volunteers, officials and specialist biologists (including WWF staff) spent weeks preparing, tracking

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Cyclists in town ©iStock

The steps needed to deliver a low-carbon country

The Scottish Budget offers a clear and tangible test of how the Scottish Government plans to secure the benefits of a low carbon economy. We can ask, does the budget match the Governments climate action plan, does it commit to a low carbon economy and does it attempt to mitigate the impact of changes to […]

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Celebrating at the Senedd: Your photo-wishes for a brighter future for Wales

Most of us wish for something. This time of year most are centred around losing weight or getting healthier. But if you’re like me, self-obsessed wishes tend to frizzle out by end of the month. That’s why WWF Cymru’s ‘Welsh Wish-Dymuniad Cymru’ is different. It’s about bringing a community of diverse people together who share […]

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Butterfly exiting it's chrysalis. Copyright: @naturepl.com / Ingo Arndt / WWF-Canon

Making the most of exits

As part of our current (2014-2018) Strategy, WWF-UK has been exiting from about 16 projects, programmes and places around the world. This has allowed us to increase our focus and deliver more, while setting aside over £3 million to help build stronger offices in our four priority areas of the world (the Amazon, China, India […]

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High speed rail © iStock

Working for a fossil fuel free future

When I think of the many inventions that make our lives today easier and safer, things we take for granted like the telephone, television, steam engine and penicillin, they all have one thing in common. They were all the brainchild of Scots. Just as Scots confronted the challenges to help society develop better forms of […]

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The irrigation channel coming from Jajmau sewage and effluent treatment plant © Conor Linstead / WWF-UK Indian Rivers Week

A tale of two cities: water woes….but reasons for hope

WWF-UK’s Freshwater Specialist, Conor Linstead tells his account of the water issues being faced and solutions being taken by us in Kanpur and Lahore from his recent visit to India. The idea that businesses are at growing risk from water problems, and not just having an impact on water, is a relatively new idea but […]

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climate change

Forests and climate change: what happened at Lima?

Two days later than expected, the twentieth annual UN climate change conference drew to a close in Lima last weekend. Emissions from forest loss and degradation are second only in size to the burning of fossil fuels. So what progress was made on forests and REDD+ in Lima? Firstly, let’s look at the negotiations Well… […]

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