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The election of the first Conservative majority administration for a generation opened a new chapter for UK environmental policy. Would David Cameron, who once asked Britain to ‘Vote Blue, Go Green’, provide strong leadership on green issues, or would his Government retreat to a depressing grey zone, with green priorities consigned to the distant margins?

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Save our beaches and oceans – how planned dredging threatens precious habitats on Kenya’s beautiful coast

Around our coast, nature provides us with more than beautiful scenery. The intimate relationships between the sea, coastline and plants and animals that live there contribute immensely to people’s lives. Here in Kenya, sea grass beds, beautiful corals reefs, sea turtles and mangrove forests form part of this magnificent web of life. Our 650 km

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Thousands joined WWF-UK on Wednesday 17 June in Westminster to speak up for the love of climate action © WWF-UK gallery

Climate change: Speak up for what you love

On Wednesday 17 June, nine thousand people came together in Westminster, and spoke with over 300 MPs asking them to take action on climate change. It was pretty amazing: it is not every day that you see nuns, rowers, scuba divers, MPs, anglers bee keepers and a lot of people who are really passionate about climate

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Gentoo penguin,Port Lockroy, Antarctica. Copyright: Pete Bucktrout, Norman Cobley, British Antarctic Survey

My 3 letters from the Penguin Post Office

Did you see the BBC2 Natural World documentary ‘Penguin Post Office’? It was a penguin extravaganza set at one of the UK’s most remote outposts. Port Lockroy, Goudier Island is located just off the Antarctic Peninsula. The historic British base was built in 1944, during a secret wartime mission called Operation Tabarin. It operated as

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A fisherman gutting fish update

Celebrating a fish win - and how you all made this a success

It is always a pleasure to be able to share success – and today is a day where we are indeed celebrating a successful campaign. A few hours ago, the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee voted through crucial amendments to the Common Fisheries Policy reform package, giving the ‘thumbs up’ to ambitious reform. Why is this

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Houses of Parliament © Treye Rice / Flickr

Can David Cameron’s government offer hope for the environment?

The election of the first Conservative majority administration for a generation opened a new chapter for UK environmental policy. Would David Cameron, who once asked Britain to ‘Vote Blue, Go Green’, provide strong leadership on green issues, or would his Government retreat to a depressing grey zone, with green priorities consigned to the distant margins? […]

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Fisherman in Lamu ©Rika Theron

Giving fisherfolk training for sustaining in Lamu

Fish stocks in Lamu seascape are the most abundant and robust for coral reefs in Kenya. Located at the southern end of the Somali upwelling, the nutrient rich waters of Lamu seascape provide the optimal conditions for Kenya’s best stocks of pelagic (open ocean), demersal (near or at the bottom of a body of water) […]

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Ten surprising marine species living off our shores

You don’t need to travel to exotic lands to see spectacular marine life this summer… we have some amazing species right on our doorstep. The UK’s seas get a pretty hard time! They are seen by many as the dark and cold distant cousin of the warmer, turquoise seas promised in foreign lands. This couldn’t be further […]

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Locals and WWF staff in the Maasai Mara Size of Wales

Seeing is believing

This month I’m sharing a story from my WWF colleagues Nickson Orwa, Neema Suya and Hassan Mohammed who are accompanying some of our partners on an exchange visit to the Maasai Mara… Learning by seeing is one of the best ways in which we learn and we’ve found this to be true time and time […]

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Paris picnic at Senedd building climate change

Bicycles, croissants, and the Welsh campaign for a fair climate deal

Later this year, world leaders will gather for a major climate change conference in Paris. It’s an important moment for people and wildlife as they discuss how to reduce emissions and avoid dangerous global temperature rises. Wales will have to play its part in cutting emissions, so WWF Cymru has been working with other members of […]

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WWF Global Ambassador Andy Murray meets the next generation of Metropolitan Police Service sniffer dogs at The Championships, Wimbledon © Greg Armfield / WWF-UK Illegal Wildlife trade

Andy Murray champions the fight against illegal wildlife trade

We’re thrilled that tennis pro and WWF Global Ambassador Andy Murray is championing our work to stop the illegal trade in wildlife. And we’re delighted he took time out from his training to talk about his support of our work. Here’s what Andy had to say… “I was shocked to hear that the illegal wildlife […]

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Save our beaches and oceans – how planned dredging threatens precious habitats on Kenya’s beautiful coast

Around our coast, nature provides us with more than beautiful scenery. The intimate relationships between the sea, coastline and plants and animals that live there contribute immensely to people’s lives. Here in Kenya, sea grass beds, beautiful corals reefs, sea turtles and mangrove forests form part of this magnificent web of life. Our 650 km […]

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Thousands joined WWF-UK on Wednesday 17 June in Westminster to speak up for the love of climate action © WWF-UK gallery

Climate change: Speak up for what you love

On Wednesday 17 June, nine thousand people came together in Westminster, and spoke with over 300 MPs asking them to take action on climate change. It was pretty amazing: it is not every day that you see nuns, rowers, scuba divers, MPs, anglers bee keepers and a lot of people who are really passionate about climate […]

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Simon Reeve © Andrew Carter World Sea Turtle Day

Why we need to protect our ancient mariners

To mark World Sea Turtle Day on 16 June,  TV presenter, bestselling author and WWF Ambassador, Simon Reeve gave us an exclusive interview on why he’s championing WWF’s work to protect sea turtles along the Kenyan coastline. Simon is supporting our work in Lamu, Kenya- home to half of all turtle nests on the Kenyan […]

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