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Sian Sykes on her plastic free circumnavigation of Wales expedition © Chris Davies, Eastwood Media Wales

3 ffordd mae Cymru yn taclo llygredd plastig

Mae pawb yn siarad am blastig y dyddiau hyn. Er bod ni mor lwcus bod arfordir anhygoel ar ein stepen drws, nid yw Cymru’n gallu dianc y gwastraff sy’n llifo mewn â’r llanw. Gwellt yfed, poteli, cwpanau coffi, weips, brwshys dannedd…mae plastig untro yn symbol amlwg o’n cymdeithas ‘taflu-i-ffwrdd’ a’r niwed mae’n gwneud i’n byd. […]

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Long-tailed Sylph © Diego M. Garces / WWF

The Living Colombia Report: a new tool for conservation in a megadiverse country

If you’re interested in conservation, you’ll also be interested in Colombia. The country has more species of birds and amphibians than any other; is the world’s most diverse country relative to its size, being home to over 9000 species found nowhere else in the world; and has habitats that vary from Andean glaciers to tropical […]

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Aerial view of the Pantanal © R.Isotti, A.Cambone / Homo Ambiens / WWF gallery

The wonder of wetlands

Today is World Wetlands Day, a day to celebrate our wonderful wetlands, the wildlife that thrives within them and the benefits that we as a society gain from them. Wetlands cover very little of the world’s surface, but are home to a disproportionately large number of species, including almost 45 per cent of the world’s […]

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World Economic Forum Global Risks 2018 Survey

Five key environmental takeaways from Davos

The World Economic Forum (WEF) took place this week in Davos, Switzerland, the annual event bringing politicians and business leaders together. This year, the theme was ‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’, which saw discussions around free trade, human rights, technology, and the environment. It included discussions around a number of key environmental […]

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A year in sustainability

2017 has been an interesting year for sustainable business, with commitments from government and businesses to help create a better future for people and planet. Here are our top five positive news moments. (Some) Americans are still in In the wake of President Trump’s announcement to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Agreement back […]

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Our imports should support sustainable development, not environmental destruction

Today we are publishing Risky Business, a new report that examines the UK’s imports of seven everyday commodities: beef and leather, cocoa, palm oil, pulp and paper, rubber, soy, and timber. The report sets out how much of these commodities we imported into the UK every year between 2011 and 2015, and the size of […]

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Coastal mosaic, Kenya. ©MegGawler WWF Size of Wales

Drought is biting hard on water resources in coastal Kenya.

“If climate change is a shark, then water is its teeth” – James P. Bruce.  Freshwater resources in the coastal Kenya landscape, home to over 3 million people, are under severe pressure. Climate projections, and increasingly local observations, identify that changes in the climate will stress the situation further. Within the coastal Kenya landscape, particularly […]

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