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Giant pandas are rarely seen in the wild so when I travelled to Shaanxi and Sichuan provinces in south-west China, I knew my chances of spotting this incredible animal were extremely slim. In 10 days I travelled 1,200km, visited seven nature reserves, 10 project sites, experienced my first earthquake tremor, and ate a 100-year-old egg.

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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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Earth Hour

Wales is getting behind Earth Hour – here’s how you can take part

Earth Hour is just a few weeks away now and there’s a growing sense of excitement as we see more and more Welsh organisations signing up. We’re looking forward to seeing Wales going dark for the hour at 8:30PM on Saturday 28 March, to show support for our planet. The WWF Cymru team here in Cardiff […]

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Giant Panda © WWF-UK From the field

Part 1: A Giant Panda Adventure

Giant pandas are rarely seen in the wild so when I travelled to Shaanxi and Sichuan provinces in south-west China, I knew my chances of spotting this incredible animal were extremely slim. In 10 days I travelled 1,200km, visited seven nature reserves, 10 project sites, experienced my first earthquake tremor, and ate a 100-year-old egg. […]

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Penguins diving © Cathy Morrow Events

Pandas, Pavements and Pens

Cathy Morrow is one of our Team Panda supporters who has helped us fundraise, but as well as her running talents, Cathy also has an even bigger talent, she’s an exceptional artist. And it’s with this amazing skill that Cathy has helped to raise money for her event. Here’s her story… Maybe I’ll start with […]

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baby turtle hatchlings © WWF-Kenya

Kenya’s Lamu seascape – pristine, important and threatened

The Lamu seascape is located at the northernmost part of Kenya’s coast line. It starts from the Tana river delta in the South and stretches to the Kenya – Somalia border in the north. The Lamu archipelago comprise of approximately fifty five islands which are mainly made up of fossilised sand dunes or raised beaches. […]

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Smuggled Tiger Cub © WWF-Canon / James Morgan Illegal Wildlife trade

The choice is ours: zero poaching or zero wildlife?

Poaching and illegal wildlife trade are the most serious and immediate threats to many of Asia’s charismatic and iconic species, such as tiger, rhino and elephants, as well as lesser known species such as pangolin. It is a transnational organised crime, as stated at the ‘Symposium: Towards Zero Poaching in Asia’ last week, by the […]

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Areial view of Suncor upgrader plant North of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada © Jiri Rezak / WWF-UK

BP out of touch on climate and clean energy technology

Yesterday BP published its 2035 Outlook for Energy, the company’s view of what the future of energy might look like. Once upon a time, oil companies liked to portray themselves as being at the cutting edge of science and technology. Today BP did the opposite, downplaying the seriousness of climate change, and dismissing fast-advancing clean […]

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Here in the UK

A Welsh law for people and nature – it’s time for politicians to work together

It’s exciting to think that Wales could be about to pass a strong sustainability law to help people and nature. Getting to that point, however, is proving a little complicated. Despite the wave of public support for a brighter future expressed through WWF Cymru’s Welsh Wish campaign, down in Cardiff Bay things aren’t yet on track. […]

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