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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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An African elephant, Botswana. gallery

A year in focus: 12 inspiring images and WWF’s work in 2013

As WWF-UK’s picture editor, I’m constantly reminded how wonderful our world is. From a hard-won image of a rare Amur tiger to a touching insight into gorilla behaviour, the following images show why our work has never been more vital. For the February issue of WWF’s members’ magazine Action, I was asked to select 12

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Group photo of the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade. Photo courtesy of Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Illegal Wildlife trade

London Conference round up: Is the tide finally turning on illegal wildlife trade?

WWF-UK’s species conservation work is almost exclusively focused on protecting species abroad. This means I work from our base at the Living Planet Centre in Woking focused mostly on activities happening thousands of miles away. However, this week the global attention on one of our priority issues – the illegal wildlife trade – was focused

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Chocolate cakes and packaging made by school children © Tristan Fewings / WWF-UK Education

Tropical Chocolate – from bean to bar

As a rich chocolate aroma fills every corner of the Learning Zone in WWF’s Living Planet Centre, myself and the education team are busy running our 12th Tropical Chocolate Workshop of the year. The International School of London are visiting today and the Learning Zone is buzzing with excited pupils keen to learn more about [...]

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Climate Action representatives holding up a banner © Greenpeace/Jeremie Souteyrat climate change

Science facts and human must acts

The science is clearer now than ever before. And the science is telling us that at even relatively low levels of warming, there will be serious impacts to people and the fragile ecosystems that sustain us. Indeed, we are already seeing this happening. Even more warming will lead to even more serious consequences. These are [...]

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Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor in her sparkly dress, Earth Hour, South Bank Centre, London © Richard Stonehouse / WWF-UK gallery

Earth Hour and beyond

On Saturday 29 March, millions of people across the UK switched off their lights in a symbolic display of appreciation and awareness for our brilliant planet. As the UK plunged into darkness at 8:30pm, individuals across the country celebrated with garden parties, candlelit dinners and moonlit walks – all with one united goal: to protect [...]

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Scotland’s Falkirk Wheel celebrates Earth Hour in style

Willie Rennie: Ensuring our children live in a greener world

Protecting the environment by cutting emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face today. Decisions taken on the environment in national parliaments and at institutions like the UN will shape the future of our planet forever. Liberal Democrats have made clear that the environment must be at [...]

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What do school children want for the future of Wales? Be inspired.

As Mondays go, I’ve had one of my most inspiring! I’ve been in the company of the Eco School Council at Llangewydd Junior School in Bridgend who have been sharing their wishes for the planet’s future with the Welsh Government minister Jeff Cuthbert. Since I left the school on Friday, each pupil (that’s 400 in [...]

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