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Autumn takes me back to my roots

Is it Autumn already?! Soon there will be stunning autumn displays as the trees begin to prepare for winter. It’s the season for change and I can already see the leaves beginning to turn. We’re becoming more accustomed to informed choice when it comes to where our food and clothing is produced and manufactured, but what about our wooden and […]

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Rangers identifying birds © Ann Komen Size of Wales

A haven for bird life is under threat – these new rangers could hold the key to protecting it

The coastal forests of Boni and Dodori are home to a huge diversity of birds and are a significant stop-over and dispersal site for a number of migrating bird species from other neighbouring countries. The birds that you can find include the Basra reed warbler, white-headed vulture, lappet-faced vulture, martial eagle, Somali ostrich, southern banded […]

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Richard Hammond and his camera, Amazon © Richard Hammond

Q&A with Richard Hammond in the Amazon

TV star Richard Hammond ventured deep into the Amazon for his new Sky 1 programme ‘Richard Hammond’s Jungle Quest’, which airs on 16 and 23 September. The show sees Richard attempting to realise his childhood dream of being a wildlife photographer. We caught up with Richard to ask him about his jungle adventure… What made […]

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Orang utan high in tree of rainforest canopy, (Pongo abelii) Leuser NP, Indonesia © naturepl.com / Anup Shah / WWF

New estimates of tree and forest cover: should we be cheerful or glum?

Three reports. One counts trees. Another counts hectares of tree cover. The third counts hectares of forest cover. All three reached the headlines in the last week but with different figures. What should we make of them? The first report is by Tom Crowther et al (formerly Yale University) and is the first comprehensive estimate […]

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Autumn woodland in Banchory, Scotland. Copyright Will Ashley-Cantello / WWF-UK

The global forest debate just changed… radically

The global forest debate might have just changed radically. Did you notice? Earlier this month, the final draft of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their associated declaration were agreed – although formal sign off will wait for heads of state and government in September. After the years of wrangling over concepts and words, […]

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Mobile phone being used for citizen science © Antonio Oveido WWF-Brazil From the field

Sky Rainforest Rescue supports extreme citizen science

Local fisherman Damião was navigating along a remote stretch of the Envira river in state of Acre, Brazil during the rainy season. He stopped at Sacado lake, set down his backpack, and pulled out his smartphone with global positioning system (GPS) receiver. First checking the GPS to make sure he was at the right spot, […]

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