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“Read all about it!” the UK government is still against oil exploration in Virunga World Heritage Site… Not exactly new news, but it seems it is to the oil company SOCO International PLC (Soco). Given that the UK government stated its opposition in September 2012, it was a surprise to read Soco arguing the UK

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Elephant crisis – what poaching does to animals, environments and people

Dr Kate Evans is the director and founder of Elephants for Africa. She started her research over a decade ago, looking at adolescent male elephants in the Okavango Delta and how they socialise – with an emphasis on how captive-bred animals would react in a wild environment. Here she talks about how complex these beautiful

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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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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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Don’t let Scotland's emissions reduction plans go up in smoke

It’s a technology that might be able to safely remove and store harmful carbon emissions from coal and gas-fired power stations. According to some studies it could create 13,000 new jobs in Scotland by 2020. However, some five years after the UK government first launched its £1 billion funding competition, aimed at helping kick-start the

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Young boys fishing, Ganges, India © Michele Depraz / WWF-Canon

Public and private sector collaboration to advocate for sustainable water for all

2015 is set to be a crucial year for the future of the world’s freshwater sources. This September, the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) will be finalised and the outcome will determine how the world’s governments approach two of our most critical inter-related challenges: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and freshwater ecosystem conservation. Water – […]

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Leopard print scarf for a quick wild fix. Copyright: Vickie Richards Wear it Wild

Wear to start – a beginner’s guide to eco-fashion

When you think of WWF, you may not immediately think of fashion, but our new event will make the world of fashion and precious species collide. We’re calling on people around the UK to dress to express their wild side for our Wear it Wild campaign launching on Friday 5 June. But more on that […]

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Indian tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) two month old cub. Guest blog

Whiskas and WWF go strong for 3rd year

By Anthony Dean, Cat Portfolio Manager at Whiskas Wild tigers are in crisis. People are always shocked when they learn that as few as 3,200 of these magnificent creatures remain living in the wild, and without our support they could soon disappear altogether. At Whiskas, we have a deep understanding of the natural instincts of […]

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Ivory-Inferno-Gabon. Copyright: WWF-Canon / James Morgan Illegal Wildlife trade

Are we winning the battle?

I remember as a young child thinking how appalling it was that people would buy and sell wildlife into extinction. It seemed so senseless and unnecessary. I thought when I grew up I had to do something about it. It’s illegal and wrong, I reasoned, so it couldn’t be that complicated to fix could it? […]

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Lamu ©Lilian Mulupi/WWF

Mapping the Mangroves

Mangrove forests are incredibly important, often an undervalued ecosystem. Lamu seascape is home to the largest continuous mangrove forest in Kenya and protecting it is a vital part of the work that we do in this region. Over the last few weeks my team and I have been out surveying the mangroves. This can be […]

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Earth Hour

The night Wales went dark

Even for cynical grown-ups, there is something a bit magical about candlelight. The restaurant I was in for Earth Hour decided they liked the darkness so much, they would leave the lights off after the hour was over! A few days after the event itself, I find myself sifting through photos captured on the night. […]

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Houses of Parliament © Paul Brocklehurst / Flickr.com Politics

Politicians: What will you do for the environment?

So the starting-gun has finally been fired. The shadow-boxing has been going on for weeks, if not months, but, with the dissolution of Parliament, we are now in the final short campaign. This is the period when candidates are hunkered down in their constituencies, pushing and contending for every vote, while party leaders criss-cross the […]

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climate change

Doing it for your planet – why the Welsh Government is supporting Earth Hour

2015 is a crucial year for mobilising international action on climate change and sustainable development. That’s why I am very pleased the Welsh Government will be supporting WWF’s Earth Hour on March 28th, turning out the lights at many of our buildings and Cadw monuments across Wales to show our support for our planet. I’m […]

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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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