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How building relationships is key to protecting Kenya’s incredible coastal forests






If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that we’re working hard to protect Kenya’s beautiful forests and make sure that they’re managed in a sustainable way – but we can’t do it alone. In 2010, Kenya adopted a new Constitution which moved a lot of the responsibility for managing our rich and wonderful natural […]

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A member of Kaya Kinondo Financial Services Association © WWF Kenya Size of Wales

Protecting Kenya’s sacred forests and changing people’s lives through ecotourism and village banking






For almost 20 years now, we’ve been working hard to promote the conservation of Kaya forests in Kenya, supporting local people to build their communities and protect their environment. Encouraging ecotourism helped bring in money to support people and nature, but communities still faced barriers. So here I explain how a Financial Services Association, set up […]

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5 things the next Welsh Government should do for the environment






We’re heading to the polls to elect our Welsh Assembly Members – so what will the next Welsh Government need to do for our planet? Here are some of the things we think are most important… 1. Protect our seas The Welsh coast and seas are amazing. They’re home to a massive variety of habitats and […]

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Aweer woman weaving © WWF Kenya

Traditional knowledge is helping safeguard the future of Kenya’s threatened forests






I remember it like it was yesterday. Several years ago we were engaged in a meeting with the indigenous Aweer community discussing their rights in relation to natural resources. The Aweer, traditionally hunter-gatherers, live in Boni Dodori, a part of Kenya which is home to a rich array of wildlife. We’d been discussing at length why the […]

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Mr Xu, a member of the bee-keeping cooperative, with Mr Wu © Becci May WWF-UK

From hunting to honey: a poacher’s story






I have heard people talk of poachers who have changed their ways and who now work as rangers – well, back in September I met such a person. I was in Jilin Province in North East China, within the Amur-Heilong Ecoregion, where I met Mr Wu who told me his story. Caught red-handed Mr Wu works […]

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Kaya forests – a Kenyan example of indigenous peoples’ and community conserved areas






Many indigenous communities hold a very close relationship with nature, and have done so for millennia, often using traditional governance and management systems to promote harmonious co-existence between people and the environment. The relationship between indigenous communities and nature is much richer than any words can truly express, but it’s clear that it’s often a […]

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Beef cattle in Grindleton in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, UK © WWF-UK Guest blog

Calling on policy makers to step up to the plate






Changing the way we eat is key to preventing dangerous climate change, and better policies are needed to drive the transition towards healthier, sustainable diets. With the launch of the Eating Better Alliance’s policy recommendations we call on governments to take urgent action on the meat in our diets, for the sake of our health and […]

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