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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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Young boys fishing, Ganges, India © Michele Depraz / WWF-Canon

Public and private sector collaboration to advocate for sustainable water for all

2015 is set to be a crucial year for the future of the world’s freshwater sources. This September, the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) will be finalised and the outcome will determine how the world’s governments approach two of our most critical inter-related challenges: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and freshwater ecosystem conservation. Water – […]

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Houses of Parliament © Paul Brocklehurst / Flickr.com Politics

Politicians: What will you do for the environment?

So the starting-gun has finally been fired. The shadow-boxing has been going on for weeks, if not months, but, with the dissolution of Parliament, we are now in the final short campaign. This is the period when candidates are hunkered down in their constituencies, pushing and contending for every vote, while party leaders criss-cross the […]

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Newlyn, Cornwall ©Jiri Rezac / WWF-UK gallery

Five steps to better management for Europe’s seas

The UK government has opened a consultation on its Marine Strategy Framework Directive  (MSFD) Programme of Measures. The Programme of Measures is a key step in the MSFD cycle. Let’s remind ourselves of the cycle again… Step 1 Each member state must carry out an assessment of their seas and set targets and indicators under […]

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