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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? Chocolate Did you know that your favourite chocolate originates from the cacao plant? This grows wild in Central and South America and cultivating it can

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Female rubber tapper hanging rubber strips out to dry © Adrian Steirn Sky Rainforest Rescue

Amazon rubber tappers tell their story

Deep within the Amazon, rubber trees grow wild in their native rainforest home. They provide the livelihood for rubber tappers, who have developed an intimate and caring relationship with the rubber trees and their rainforest surroundings. They tell their story here, through two short videos. In this video rubber tapper Sebastiao speaks of the importance

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Giant panda in tree, Wolong Nature Reserve, China © Bernard De Wetter/WWF

15 highlights from 2015 for WWF

Look back over this past year and explore some standout stories from 2015. They really demonstrate how varied our global projects are! Whether it’s Arctic exploring with JacksGap, eco-fashion tips for ‘Wear It Wild’ or a GoPro strapped to a turtle in the Great Barrier Reef, you’re bound to discover something exciting as we look back at 2015. 1. Rod Downie

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A panda mascot with children outside the Living Planet Centre gallery

10 reasons why you should visit our panda-tastic Experience

Saturday 25 January 2014 was a pretty significant day for WWF-UK. Having moved into our fantastic Living Planet Centre back in October 2013, we finally marked the public opening of the WWF Experience! Let me take a few steps back to explain. The idea of the Living Planet Centre was born when long standing supporter

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A thermal image of a house © Isaac Lane Koval 2009 climate change

Five years on: what progress is Scotland making on climate change?

Recently I attended an event at the Scottish Parliament where the UK Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) presented their most recent progress report of delivery under the Scottish Climate Change Act. Five years ago I would have been in the same building – and possibly the same room – my memory fails me, urging our

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Wind turbine at a wind farm, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

Fourth Carbon Budget Review

Today, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) publishes a report on the Fourth Carbon Budget. The report will kick of a review of the Budget which is expected to see political infighting within the coalition government. Background: Under the Climate Change Act 2008, the UK is legally committed to reducing its emissions of greenhouse gases

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25 Year Environment Plan

SNAP ELECTION: Our economy still needs an Environment Plan






The UK Government promised in its 2015 manifesto that we would become the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we found it. To achieve this, and in recognition of the crucial role that the natural environment plays in underpinning our economy and well-being, they committed to producing a ‘25 Year […]

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Westminster at dawn © Gareth Redmond-King climate change

Rebut the nonsense, seize the opportunities






Well it’s been a pretty significant few weeks. Nine months after the vote on EU membership, the war of words is over and the formal exit proceedings have started. It’s quite the moment for reflection, when you realise just how many of us were born into Britain the European Union member state – or were […]

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Nancy Rono, Farmer, works on her farm. Bomet County, Mara River Upper Catchment, Kenya © Jonathan Caramanus / Green Renaissance / WWF-UK

Can YOU whistle a symphony?






Companies’ resources, interest, engagement and action are in high demand. With so many environmental and social causes out there they have to compete for budget, engagement and related action. At WWF, we champion lots of environmental and social causes, and support our corporate partners to do the same, but naturally, we all have our favourites. […]

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Livestock on the banks of Lake Kenyatta, Lamu, Kenya © John Bett / WWF-Kenya Earth Hour

Efforts to halt the demise of Lake Kenyatta






Lake Kenyatta is one of the largest freshwater bodies in Lamu County, on the north Kenyan coast. It supplies water to an estimated 60,000 people as well as being a critical water source for wildlife and livestock. But the lake is under threat, and those threats are growing. When visiting Lake Kenyatta you can’t miss […]

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The Prime Minister responded to an open letter, published in The Times, that was signed by more 80 UK companies © WWF

Making ourselves heard – Prime Minister responds to our call for action on sustainable development






In January more than 80 UK companies wrote to the Prime Minister about how sustainable development is good for business and asking her government to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I’m pleased to report that the Prime Minister has replied, but was it what we wanted to hear? You can read the original […]

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Rory Stewart, Minister of State at DFID, opens the event © Farooq Ullah

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: lessons from around the world






On 8 February, WWF, Bond and UKSSD hosted an event “Implementing the SDGs: Lessons from around the world”. Chaired by Jon Snow and opened by Rory Stewart MP, Minister of State at DFID, the event shared lessons on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from Finland, Colombia, Germany and Uganda. In his opening remarks, Rory […]

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