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During the months ahead Ministers will publish draft laws that will lay the foundations for a new farming policy – one that should pay farmers for public goods, including the recovery of wildlife. While enjoying massive public support, the policy will be under attack from those who’d rather we stick to business as usual. England’s

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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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Wind Power, Sea, Wind Turbine, Fuel and Power Generation, Industry

Upcoming trends for business and environment in 2018

2017 gave us plenty to talk about in the world of sustainable business. We expect 2018 to be no different, as increasing numbers of people, companies and governments wake up to the need for a green economy. Here are our predictions for the most important trends for business and the environment this year. Renewable energy

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Need for public money for public goods

During the months ahead Ministers will publish draft laws that will lay the foundations for a new farming policy – one that should pay farmers for public goods, including the recovery of wildlife. While enjoying massive public support, the policy will be under attack from those who’d rather we stick to business as usual. England’s

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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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Need for public money for public goods

During the months ahead Ministers will publish draft laws that will lay the foundations for a new farming policy – one that should pay farmers for public goods, including the recovery of wildlife. While enjoying massive public support, the policy will be under attack from those who’d rather we stick to business as usual. England’s […]

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Woolacombe Beach, Devon Here in the UK

5 top things you need to know about the Marine Conservation Zones consultation

Today marks the end of a six week period where plans have been set out by the UK Government for 41 areas of English waters to be protected for precious species and habitats, as so-called Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). WWF has been calling for these sites for many years and today we’ve responded to the Government’s consultation […]

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Forest sky © James Morgan / WWF

Buying right in a time of change

This week we’ve published our latest research, on how well the UK government is performing against its sustainable procurement policy for timber products. You can read the Buying Right? report here. Public procurement is perhaps not an obvious topic for an environmental organisation. It is certainly less photogenic than some of the work we do! […]

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Inside a tannery in India © James Lovick/Tinderflint water stewardship

The Leather Buyers Platform: a collaborative approach to protecting the Ganges

The Ganges is one of the world’s iconic rivers, and its home to over 650 million people, making it the most populous river basin in the world. But it’s not just people who rely on this mighty river, it’s also home to a number of incredible species including Ganges river dolphins, gharials (a specialist fish-eating […]

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Agreement reached between Southern Water & the Environment Agency paves the way for better water resources planning

April 21 is World Fish Migration Day, the perfect opportunity to celebrate a recent agreement which will help protect rare chalk streams, home to trout and migratory fish such as salmon. These rivers, when in pristine condition, are beautiful, unique habitats. Their crystal clear waters have been filtered through chalk aquifers. Their clean gravel beds […]

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