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Snow leopard In Winter © Klein & Hubert / WWF

Snow leopard : searching for the ghost of the mountain






Earlier this year, I was very excited to be invited by WWF Nepal to join the snow leopard collaring expedition into the eastern area of Nepal – Kangchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA).  This was a fantastic and unique opportunity to not only see how the snow leopard collaring is done, but also to spend time in […]

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Mr Xu, a member of the bee-keeping cooperative, with Mr Wu © Becci May WWF-UK

From hunting to honey: a poacher’s story






I have heard people talk of poachers who have changed their ways and who now work as rangers – well, back in September I met such a person. I was in Jilin Province in North East China, within the Amur-Heilong Ecoregion, where I met Mr Wu who told me his story. Caught red-handed Mr Wu works […]

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A screenshot of tiger cubs in the wild, taken from Whiska's latest TV ad campaign © Gary Van Wyk – The Ginkgo Agency Tigers

A brief encounter worth having






I have always been inspired by nature, and by the passion and dedication of people working to ensure that nature and wildlife can thrive. When I attended the Symposium: Towards Zero Poaching in Asia recently, I knew I was going to listen and learn from many inspiring individuals who were coming together to tackle a […]

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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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Anti-poaching watchers in a boat on the Bhavanisagar reservoir Illegal Wildlife trade

Watchers of the great Western Ghats






The Western Ghats in Southern India is one of the world’s hotspots for biodiversity and is a WWF priority eco-region. It is a large landscape consisting of tiger reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and other forests, forming large areas of connected habitat for wide ranging species such as elephants and tigers. But despite it’s greatness, the landscape […]

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Tiger skulls seized in Nepal

Day 2 in Nepal: The Terai Arc and it’s struggle against poaching






I have spent the week travelling through the Terai Arc Landscape of Nepal from Parsa Wildlife Reserve to the Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve which is far west of Nepal, bordering with India, with two colleagues from WWF Nepal: Diwakar Chapagain and Madhav Khadka of the wildlife trade monitoring programme. There are so many issues and stories […]

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Camera trap image of a tiger

Tigers and camera traps






It’s really magical to see images and footage of tigers in the wild and camera traps allow us to share special moments with these majestic big cats. Sometimes the tiger pays no attention to the camera, and it strides confidently by. Other times they become very curious – we see many images of tigers close […]

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