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A Welsh law for people and nature – it’s time for politicians to work together

It’s exciting to think that Wales could be about to pass a strong sustainability law to help people and nature. Getting to that point, however, is proving a little complicated. Despite the wave of public support for a brighter future expressed through WWF Cymru’s Welsh Wish campaign, down in Cardiff Bay things aren’t yet on track. […]

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Celebrating at the Senedd: Your photo-wishes for a brighter future for Wales

Most of us wish for something. This time of year most are centred around losing weight or getting healthier. But if you’re like me, self-obsessed wishes tend to frizzle out by end of the month. That’s why WWF Cymru’s ‘Welsh Wish-Dymuniad Cymru’ is different. It’s about bringing a community of diverse people together who share […]

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Size of Wales

Forest communities celebrate as they switch on to solar energy

It was all smiles, cheers and celebration when Fatuma lit the first ever solar lantern in the village, lighting the whole one roomed house. The night had literally turned into daytime. This is the village of Fihoni, bordering the Gogoni forest. It’s one of the communities now benefitting from a shift to sustainable energy thanks […]

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What I hope Wales will look like when my children have grown up

Snuggling up with my children to read their bedtime story is a precious moment for me. It’s a magical time watching them drift off to sleep. But imagine if that bedtime story took them to a future where people and wildlife thrive. That future is one where a small country like Wales made a very […]

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Size of Wales

Helping communities protect globally important forests

Some of the most precious forests in coastal east Africa are under threat – and with the support of Size of Wales, we’ve been stepping up efforts to save them. The Mijikenda sacred forests or ‘Kayas’ of Kenya’s coast have immense cultural, religious and traditional value. People go to these forests to pray, appease ancestral […]

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Size of Wales

Learning to live with a changing climate

People living around the Boni forest in Kenya have been adapting to a changing environment for years. But this is different. The magnitude and rate of change in the local climate is now so great, that many of the traditional coping strategies are ineffective or unsustainable. It’s leading to damage to the environment and food […]

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Size of Wales

‘Clean Energy Villages’ in Kenya – helping protect forests and tackle poverty

How do you cook your food? How do you light your home? Imagine 95% of the people in a village next to a forest depending on firewood for cooking and that most of this cooking is done using inefficient stoves Now imagine they depend on that forest as the main source of firewood since many […]

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A captured bird. Copyright: WWF-Kenya. Size of Wales

The amazing birdlife of Boni Dodori’s forests

This month, I dedicate my blog to sharing with you the exciting results of a bird survey recently conducted in April 2014 in the coastal forests of Boni Dodori in north-east Kenya. The ornithological (bird) expedition played a big part Boni-Dodori being designated by Birdlife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA).  Despite this, there […]

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