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Elephant crisis – what poaching does to animals, environments and people

Dr Kate Evans is the director and founder of Elephants for Africa. She started her research over a decade ago, looking at adolescent male elephants in the Okavango Delta and how they socialise – with an emphasis on how captive-bred animals would react in a wild environment. Here she talks about how complex these beautiful

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An African elephant, Botswana. gallery

A year in focus: 12 inspiring images and WWF’s work in 2013

As WWF-UK’s picture editor, I’m constantly reminded how wonderful our world is. From a hard-won image of a rare Amur tiger to a touching insight into gorilla behaviour, the following images show why our work has never been more vital. For the February issue of WWF’s members’ magazine Action, I was asked to select 12

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Group photo of the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade. Photo courtesy of Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Illegal Wildlife trade

London Conference round up: Is the tide finally turning on illegal wildlife trade?

WWF-UK’s species conservation work is almost exclusively focused on protecting species abroad. This means I work from our base at the Living Planet Centre in Woking focused mostly on activities happening thousands of miles away. However, this week the global attention on one of our priority issues – the illegal wildlife trade – was focused

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Elephant crisis – what poaching does to animals, environments and people

Dr Kate Evans is the director and founder of Elephants for Africa. She started her research over a decade ago, looking at adolescent male elephants in the Okavango Delta and how they socialise – with an emphasis on how captive-bred animals would react in a wild environment. Here she talks about how complex these beautiful

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Group photo of the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade. Photo courtesy of Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Illegal Wildlife trade

London Conference round up: Is the tide finally turning on illegal wildlife trade?

WWF-UK’s species conservation work is almost exclusively focused on protecting species abroad. This means I work from our base at the Living Planet Centre in Woking focused mostly on activities happening thousands of miles away. However, this week the global attention on one of our priority issues – the illegal wildlife trade – was focused

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Chocolate cakes and packaging made by school children © Tristan Fewings / WWF-UK Education

Tropical Chocolate – from bean to bar

As a rich chocolate aroma fills every corner of the Learning Zone in WWF’s Living Planet Centre, myself and the education team are busy running our 12th Tropical Chocolate Workshop of the year. The International School of London are visiting today and the Learning Zone is buzzing with excited pupils keen to learn more about [...]

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Climate Action representatives holding up a banner © Greenpeace/Jeremie Souteyrat climate change

Science facts and human must acts

The science is clearer now than ever before. And the science is telling us that at even relatively low levels of warming, there will be serious impacts to people and the fragile ecosystems that sustain us. Indeed, we are already seeing this happening. Even more warming will lead to even more serious consequences. These are [...]

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Rob Penn and Freddie Flintoff on their bikes © WWF-UK

Rob Penn: An Amazon adventure part 1

For a month last autumn, Freddie Flintoff and I pedalled along what is perhaps the most controversial road in the world. The Trans-Amazonian Highway was built by the Brazilian military dictatorship in the early 1970s, to open up the southern Amazon basin for colonization and economic exploitation. In a grandiose economic experiment, the proposal was [...]

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A WWF project river near a village, India. Copyright: WWF-UK

How can you transform the health of a river?

That’s the question which WWF is looking to answer in India, focusing on the iconic River Ganges – a cultural, economic and physical lifeline for India. Our Ganges programme began in 2007 and as part of our latest phase – the HSBC Water Programme – we’re taking an ambitious, holistic approach to multi-stakeholder engagement. This [...]

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Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor in her sparkly dress, Earth Hour, South Bank Centre, London © Richard Stonehouse / WWF-UK gallery

Earth Hour and beyond

On Saturday 29 March, millions of people across the UK switched off their lights in a symbolic display of appreciation and awareness for our brilliant planet. As the UK plunged into darkness at 8:30pm, individuals across the country celebrated with garden parties, candlelit dinners and moonlit walks – all with one united goal: to protect [...]

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