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Penguins and Polar Bears at the Living Planet Centre

Here at the Living Planet Centre we have enjoyed getting creative with The Big Draw and the theme ‘Every picture tells a story’. We wanted to create an inspirational and powerful reminder about the importance of caring for our amazing planet – focusing on the coldest places on Earth – the polar regions which are […]

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Loggerhead turtle, Funchal, Madeira

Oceans in crisis!

The new Living Blue Planet Report launched today – Wednesday 16 September – highlights that the population size of marine vertebrates has nearly halved since 1970. The overwhelming conclusion is that our oceans are in crisis. Overfishing, damage to habitats, pollution and climate change are clearly impacting significantly on marine biodiversity. And populations of fish […]

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A fisherman in Kenya Size of Wales

Dredging in Kenya: an update on the campaign to save beautiful beaches and precious habitats

In my last blog I brought to your attention plans to remove millions of tonnes of sea sand and debris off the south coast of Kenya which poses great danger to fragile habitats, wildlife and people’s livelihoods. This blog is to update you on this issue – the struggle is still on and far from […]

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Fisherman in Lamu ©Rika Theron

Giving fisherfolk training for sustaining in Lamu

Fish stocks in Lamu seascape are the most abundant and robust for coral reefs in Kenya. Located at the southern end of the Somali upwelling, the nutrient rich waters of Lamu seascape provide the optimal conditions for Kenya’s best stocks of pelagic (open ocean), demersal (near or at the bottom of a body of water) […]

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Ten surprising marine species living off our shores

You don’t need to travel to exotic lands to see spectacular marine life this summer… we have some amazing species right on our doorstep. The UK’s seas get a pretty hard time! They are seen by many as the dark and cold distant cousin of the warmer, turquoise seas promised in foreign lands. This couldn’t be further […]

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Simon Reeve © Andrew Carter World Sea Turtle Day

Why we need to protect our ancient mariners

To mark World Sea Turtle Day on 16 June,  TV presenter, bestselling author and WWF Ambassador, Simon Reeve gave us an exclusive interview on why he’s championing WWF’s work to protect sea turtles along the Kenyan coastline. Simon is supporting our work in Lamu, Kenya- home to half of all turtle nests on the Kenyan […]

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Yellowfin tuna shoal, Pacific Ocean, Mexico. Copyright: Jürgen Freund WWF-Canon

Celebrating oceans on World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day, a celebration of the importance of our oceans to humanity. Our blue planet is so named as the oceans occupy over 70% of the surface of the earth and plunge to depths of over 11 km. That’s over 2 km greater than the height of Everest. It’s no surprise the […]

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