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Areal shot of the Amazon © Andre Bartschi - WWF-Canon National Amazon Day

Honouring the home of the Amazon

Today it is National Amazon Day! This isn’t about buying more books or music online but about celebrating the world’s largest rainforest. At WWF-UK, I have the fortune of working to help preserve what is surely one of the natural wonders of the world. While sometimes the news from this part of the world can […]

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Graeme and panda mascot with the Champions League trophy World Cup

The winning team to help the Amazon

Over the last two blogs we have looked at what makes the Amazon such a special place, and then at some of the major threats to the region and its people. But just as Germany and Argentina have been able to navigate through a minefield of big surprises and challenging conditions in the World Cup, […]

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Graeme Le Saux battles for the ball against Colombia. World Cup 98, France © Getty Images World Cup

The threat of elimination

Lots of goals, lots of drama on and off the pitch, but very little expectation. That’s whats been happening so far in the World Cup. England never posed enough of a threat to their opposition. But there are other threats in Brazil that need addressing if we’re ever to keep hold of the varied, the […]

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Christ the Redeemer and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil © WWF Brazil / Adriana Lorete / WWF-Canon

Pope Francis in Brazil: Amazon should not be “indiscriminately exploited”

In response to Pope Francis’ Amazon-themed speech to Brazilian bishops, WWF’s Dekila Chungyalpa, director of WWF’s Sacred Earth program, issued the following statement: “We’re grateful that Pope Francis is adding his influential voice to the growing number of faith leaders around the world who are recognising the importance of protecting our planet from environmental harm. […]

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