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Loggerhead turtle trapped in a drifting abandoned net subsequently released, Mediterranean Sea © Jordi Chias/uwaterphoto.com gallery

Jordi Chias: how images can boost conservation

Underwater photographer Jordi Chias, who won the ‘One Earth’ award at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2010 with his image ‘Turtle in trouble’, reflects on photography’s essential role in promoting conservation. Do you feel that photos like ‘Turtle in Trouble’ can benefit conservation? Photography and film are a powerful tool for conservation. We  […]

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Areal shot of the Amazon © Andre Bartschi - WWF-Canon National Amazon Day

Honouring the home of the Amazon

Today it is National Amazon Day! This isn’t about buying more books or music online but about celebrating the world’s largest rainforest. At WWF-UK, I have the fortune of working to help preserve what is surely one of the natural wonders of the world. While sometimes the news from this part of the world can […]

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Jin Kai during training © Wayne Wu/TRAFFIC Illegal Wildlife trade

The great dog detectives

At the arrivals hall of China’s Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, passengers are bustling as usual. Jin Kai is carrying out a routine inspection of passengers’ luggage. Although Jin Kai isn’t the typical airport security officer you’d expect… she’s a Labrador. Jin Kai is one of the first graduates from a detector dog training programme run […]

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Amur tiger caught on a camera trap © Toshiji Fukuda World Tiger Day

A majestic animal on its knees

We scanned the plain with binoculars for any sign of movement, the only light coming from the half-full moon overhead.  The threat – we knew – was real. The previous evening a group of youths had been stopped, drunk and armed with a rifle. I was with the World Wildlife Fund in the furthest eastern […]

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Ranger Ramesh Thapa, Nepal World Ranger Day

On the front line in Bardia National Park

Ramesh Thapa has been a park ranger for 31 years, 22 of those he’s spent in Bardia National Park in Nepal. He’s seen a lot happen over that time, good and bad. As we celebrate World Ranger Day, I caught up with him to ask a few questions about his experiences. What was your motivation […]

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A captured bird. Copyright: WWF-Kenya. Size of Wales

The amazing birdlife of Boni Dodori’s forests

This month, I dedicate my blog to sharing with you the exciting results of a bird survey recently conducted in April 2014 in the coastal forests of Boni Dodori in north-east Kenya. The ornithological (bird) expedition played a big part Boni-Dodori being designated by Birdlife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA).  Despite this, there […]

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Framed photos at the Tiger Talk exhibition

The unsung heroes of tiger conservation

What makes a great event? Or maybe the question is really what makes a great party… recently I attended my dream party. What could be better than Mayfair as a location, true stories from anti-poaching rangers and vivid tiger photography from the field of conservation – all exhibited in the gallery reception rooms of the […]

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Gorilla print on paper © Jacinta Sullivan

Hung up on mountain gorillas

Project Hangup was founded in 2010 by designer and illustrator Jacinta Sullivan to create beautiful, considered pieces of art and design that promote care for our environment. Jacinta and Project Hangup work as an advocate for endangered species, aiming to inspire the creative industries to actively consider more innovative, sustainable products and production methods. You […]

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Sumatran forest elephant, Indonesia. © naturepl.com/ Nick Garbutt/ WWF-Canon.

Bridging the gap: Elephants, pineapples, and Prince William

What do you think about when you’re cleaning an elephant in a river? Maybe you’d be thinking about keeping your balance or hoping your elephant doesn’t decide to wade any deeper into the river. You probably wouldn’t think about standing in the same room as Prince William as he pledges to tackle the illegal wildlife […]

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Tigers untrapped: 11 images from Toshiji Fukuda

Toshiji Fukuda has been photographing the natural wonders in the far east of Russia for nearly 25 years. His dedication has resulted in countless amazing images – including a true rarity: a beautiful photo of a wild Amur tiger taken without a camera trap. This won him the Gerald Durrell Award for photographing endangered species […]

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