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Callum busking for WWF during Edinburgh Festival © Callum Morton

Busking for the Polar Bear






Last summer Callum Morton, a student at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying MSus classical Mandolin, got in touch with the WWF Scotland team to let us know he was planning on raising funds for WWF by busking during the Edinburgh Festival. We were interested to find out what inspired Callum to brave Edinburgh’s climate […]

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mother polar bear and cub walk across frozen pond © Elizabeth Kruger / WWF-US

Icons of the ice (part two)






You join me on an innovative population survey of polar bears in the Canadian Arctic, led by scientists from the Government of Nunavut. We’re here to improve our understanding of how the bears will survive in a climate-altered future. “Bear! Starboard at 9 o’clock”. In the excitement, it takes a fraction of a second to […]

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Polar bear walking on ice © WWF-US / Elisabeth Kruger

Icons of the ice (part one)






In April last year, I joined scientists from the Government of Nunavut in the Canadian Arctic who were conducting an innovative population survey of polar bears. Why? Because in order to help conserve this iconic species, we need better data to accurately assess how climate change will affect them. And that’s where innovation and technology […]

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Emperor penguins diving, Ross Sea, Antarctica © National Geographic Creative / Paul Nicklen / WWF

Tracking the emperors of Antarctica






WWF has teamed up with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to track emperor penguins in Antarctica. And now for the first time in 60 years, these iconic birds have received a British-led fieldwork study. For me, emperor penguins are the iconic Antarctic species. When I first encountered them, I was struck not only by their […]

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Gentoo penguin, Antarctica © Rod Downie

Penguins and oil don’t mix






Penguins and oil don’t mix. That’s why, for a quarter of a century, Antarctica has remained the world’s biggest No-Go zone for oil and gas exploitation and commercial mining. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the mining ban under the Antarctic Treaty’s environmental protocol. In 1991, 29 countries agreed by consensus to ensure that […]

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Karen Edwards watching King penguins, South Georgia © Brad Siviour Wear it Wild

Wear it Wild: Going wild in South Georgia






Each year, organisations like WWF work tirelessly to raise money for conservation projects and communities – in an attempt to stop some of our planet’s incredible wildlife becoming extinct. The truth is, since 1970, populations of wild species have fallen by half. Which means iconic species like tigers, elephants and rhinos could become extinct in […]

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Giant panda in tree, Wolong Nature Reserve, China © Bernard De Wetter/WWF

15 highlights from 2015 for WWF






Look back over this past year and explore some standout stories from 2015. They really demonstrate how varied our global projects are! Whether it’s Arctic exploring with JacksGap, eco-fashion tips for ‘Wear It Wild’ or a GoPro strapped to a turtle in the Great Barrier Reef, you’re bound to discover something exciting as we look back at 2015. 1. Rod Downie […]

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Monty mania and the impact of John Lewis’ Christmas ad






With the release of John Lewis’ latest Christmas ad, I wanted to find out how last year’s campaign is continuing to make a difference to penguins in the Antarctic. There’s no getting away from it – Christmas is here. And as is now tradition, we’re all talking about the latest blockbuster TV ad from John […]

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