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River Quin, Hertfordshire. © Charles Rangeley-Wilson / WWF Over-abstraction in England

Where have England’s rivers gone?






Rivers  in England are running dry and wildlife is suffering, but no one has come close to mentioning a drought. What’s going on? Is this a footpath meandering under an old bridge?  I’m afraid not. It’s actually a river – the River Quin in Hertfordshire in spring this year. And plenty of other rivers have […]

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Cows drink from the River Derwent by Kirkham Priory © Sarah Wade

Joining the Dots on Water Stewardship






“It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” (unknown) We all need water, we all use water, but we can only protect water and our rivers by working together. Our new Water Stewardship Service is a way for business to […]

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Nancy Rono, Farmer, works on her farm. Bomet County, Mara River Upper Catchment, Kenya © Jonathan Caramanus / Green Renaissance / WWF-UK

Can YOU whistle a symphony?






Companies’ resources, interest, engagement and action are in high demand. With so many environmental and social causes out there they have to compete for budget, engagement and related action. At WWF, we champion lots of environmental and social causes, and support our corporate partners to do the same, but naturally, we all have our favourites. […]

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Livestock on the banks of Lake Kenyatta, Lamu, Kenya © John Bett / WWF-Kenya Earth Hour

Efforts to halt the demise of Lake Kenyatta






Lake Kenyatta is one of the largest freshwater bodies in Lamu County, on the north Kenyan coast. It supplies water to an estimated 60,000 people as well as being a critical water source for wildlife and livestock. But the lake is under threat, and those threats are growing. When visiting Lake Kenyatta you can’t miss […]

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WWF's water stewardship steps

Water: A Risky Business






Every year, the World Economic Forum publishes its Global Risks Report ahead of its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. For the third year running, the water crisis was in the top three global risks in terms of impact. The report noted that the interconnected nature of the water crisis and environmental risks highlights the need […]

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An aerial view of the Pantanal Donana

Why worry about wetlands?






Today is World Wetlands Day, commemorating the signing of the Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands in 1971. More importantly, it’s a day to celebrate the amazing diversity and value of wetlands around the globe. As the name suggests, wetlands are water-rich areas that are flooded either permanently or seasonally. The […]

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African elephant © Richard Barrett / WWF-UK forests

A plan for water in Kwale: vital for forests, wildlife and people






Water is a major issue for everyone in Kenya. The country is classified as ‘chronically water scarce’ and demands for water largely exceeds the available supply. Many of our key industries, such as agriculture, tourism and energy production, are highly dependent on rainfall and water availability. At the same time, rapidly increasing urban populations and […]

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