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Happy New Year! A new year often makes us think about how happy and healthy we are, and we’ve been thinking about that here too. One of our biggest goals here is to improve people’s well-being, because the health of people is intrinsically linked with the health of the forests and wildlife around them – we

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Jack, Finn and Rod Downie, Arctic © WWF-UK

To the Arctic with JacksGap

I’m in the Arctic with JacksGap and glaciologist Professor Alun Hubbard. JacksGap are twin brothers Jack and Finn, accompanied by award-winning cameraman Tim Kellner. They are an online blog and video sensation with a massive reach to a young audience and a zeal for telling stories well. Alun has been at the forefront of research

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Eastern Himalayas © Global Warming images / WWF

Teas to protect tigers, rhinos and elephants

How have boxes of Pukka tea been helping tigers, elephants and the people who share their wild landscape? Over the last three years Pukka and their fantastic customers have generously donated over £200,000 to WWF. We’re looking back at how this partnership has helped us protect the wildlife and communities living in the region known

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Children are the real stars of WWF's Earth Hour

Earth Hour is fast approaching and as the Communications Manager for WWF Cymru my life seems to have been taken over by stars! During the last month I’ve met stars of all shapes and sizes from Hollywood actors to international rugby players, from politicians to school children – all are supporting Earth Hour and our

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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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Patients waiting to be weighed as part of MEDCAP in Tswaka, Kenya 2012. © Tech. Sgt. Daniel St Pierre, 4th Combat Camera Squadron Size of Wales

Wildlife, water, and the climate: understanding well-being in Kenya






Happy New Year! A new year often makes us think about how happy and healthy we are, and we’ve been thinking about that here too. One of our biggest goals here is to improve people’s well-being, because the health of people is intrinsically linked with the health of the forests and wildlife around them – we […]

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A dolphin seen in Cardigan Bay - a great area for spotting them! © Byrion Smith/Flickr Creative Commons cop21

What is climate change doing to our brilliant seas and marine wildlife?






I’ve been fascinated by the sea since I was a child. I remember standing on the shore as an eight-year old, wondering what lay beneath the dark and stormy waters. Living in Wales for the last nine years, I’ve been lucky enough to visit many of the best areas for marine wildlife spotting, including the […]

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The Paris climate deal is a ‘major milestone’ to protect our future






The Paris Agreement is an unprecedented milestone – even if it is not perfect. For the first time, almost 200 countries have adopted a landmark deal on climate change action for all. Today we have seen international consensus that we must keep global temperature rise to well below 2°C and ideally 1.5°C. The UK’s world-leading […]

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Postcards from Paris: A diary from the UN climate talks (Days 12 & 13)






I’m in Paris for the UN climate talks, which run from 30 November to 11 December 2015. I’ll be regularly tweeting and blogging. If you find this blog interesting please feel to share it.   DAYS 12 & 13 (Friday 11 December & Saturday 12 December 2015) The UN climate negotiations may have run over […]

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WWF team in Paris examining latest text ©Lang Banks climate change

Postcards from Paris: A diary from the UN climate talks (Day 11)






Postcards from Paris  I’m in Paris for the UN climate talks, which run from 30 November to 11 December 2015. I’ll be regularly tweeting and blogging. If you find this blog interesting please feel to share it.  DAY 11 (Thursday 9 December 2015) The climate talks are creeping slowly toward the finish line. So slowly […]

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Postcards from Paris: A diary from the UN climate talks (Day 10)






I’m in Paris for the UN climate talks, which run from 30 November to 11 December 2015. I’ll be regularly tweeting and blogging. If you find this blog interesting please feel to share it.   DAY 10 (Wednesday 9 December 2015) “We are unstoppable. Another world is possible.” This was the chant that rang out […]

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Postcards from Paris: A diary from the UN climate talks (Day 9)






I’m in Paris for the UN climate talks, which run from 30 November to 11 December 2015. I’ll be regularly tweeting and blogging. If you find this blog interesting please feel to share it.   DAY 9 (Tuesday 8 December 2015) The day opened and closed with a coalition of civil society organistions, including WWF, […]

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Could a small nation teach the world something about tackling climate change?






Just a stone’s throw from Paris, a small country is taking a distinctive approach to tackling climate change. It’s taken six hours or so by train for me to travel to the climate talks from Cardiff, Wales. I’m here with colleagues from Stop Climate Chaos Cymru – a coalition of NGOs – to explain how […]

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Postcards from Paris: A diary from the UN climate talks (DAYS 7&8)






  I’m in Paris for the UN climate talks, which run from 30 November to 11 December 2015. I’ll be regularly tweeting and blogging. If you find this blog interesting please feel to share it.   DAYS 7&8 (Sunday 6 December & Monday 7 December 2015) We’re now in the final week. Politicians now take […]

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