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Giant Panda © WWF-UK From the field

Part 1: A Giant Panda Adventure

Giant pandas are rarely seen in the wild so when I travelled to Shaanxi and Sichuan provinces in south-west China, I knew my chances of spotting this incredible animal were extremely slim. In 10 days I travelled 1,200km, visited seven nature reserves, 10 project sites, experienced my first earthquake tremor, and ate a 100-year-old egg. […]

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Penguins diving © Cathy Morrow Events

Pandas, Pavements and Pens

Cathy Morrow is one of our Team Panda supporters who has helped us fundraise, but as well as her running talents, Cathy also has an even bigger talent, she’s an exceptional artist. And it’s with this amazing skill that Cathy has helped to raise money for her event. Here’s her story… Maybe I’ll start with […]

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baby turtle hatchlings © WWF-Kenya

Kenya’s Lamu seascape – pristine, important and threatened

The Lamu seascape is located at the northernmost part of Kenya’s coast line. It starts from the Tana river delta in the South and stretches to the Kenya – Somalia border in the north. The Lamu archipelago comprise of approximately fifty five islands which are mainly made up of fossilised sand dunes or raised beaches. […]

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Penguin under the snow © Timothee Poupart CNRS

Tracking penguins in the ‘Land of the Adélies’

WWF is supporting polar scientists working with the French Antarctic Programme (IPEV/CNRS) who are monitoring Adélie penguins at Dumont D’Urville Station in Terre Adélie, East Antarctica. I blogged about this vital work in the ‘Land of the Adélies’ previously. The aim is to identify ‘biological hotspots’ in the Southern Ocean which are important feeding grounds […]

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WWF penguins image – Rebecca Kinge, Corporate Communications Manager, with over 1000 WWF Adelie penguin adoption toys which have arrived at the WWF-UK's head office in Woking, Surrey © Gretel Ensiqniq PA

Montymania: What a partnership brings to a Christmas campaign

As many of you might know John Lewis launched their Christmas advert a couple of weeks ago and introduced Monty to our screens and to our hearts. With over 23m views of the advert online it’s safe to say that Monty the penguin has become a very popular character among the British public. We’ve come […]

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Close up of a spectacled bear

Adventures in bear country

As a child learning about Paddington Bear’s adventures I never thought I would one day have the opportunity to visit his home land.  Michael Bond describes Paddington as hailing from ‘darkest Peru’, where I have had the pleasure to spend an extended amount of time in recent years. Paddington was undoubtedly inspired by the only […]

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