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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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Leopard print scarf for a quick wild fix. Copyright: Vickie Richards Wear it Wild

Wear to start – a beginner’s guide to eco-fashion

When you think of WWF, you may not immediately think of fashion, but our new event will make the world of fashion and precious species collide. We’re calling on people around the UK to dress to express their wild side for our Wear it Wild campaign launching on Friday 5 June. But more on that

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A yak gallery

Understanding the elusive snow leopard

This week, photographs and a story were released about a snow leopard in the remote regions of Kangchenjunga in north-east Nepal. Under the gaze of the five sacred peaks – straddling the Nepal, India and Tibet borders – a small team of local conservation volunteers, officials and specialist biologists (including WWF staff) spent weeks preparing, tracking

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Penguin surprises in Antarctica - “These guys just keep amazing us”

For the last 3 years, WWF’s Polar Programme has been supporting critical science undertaken by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Antarctica. Dr Yan Ropert-Coudert leads a team of keen scientists who spend a year or more at Dumont D’Urville station in Antarctica studying Adélie penguins. The scientists attach miniature GPS devices

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Leopard print scarf for a quick wild fix. Copyright: Vickie Richards Wear it Wild

Wear to start – a beginner’s guide to eco-fashion

When you think of WWF, you may not immediately think of fashion, but our new event will make the world of fashion and precious species collide. We’re calling on people around the UK to dress to express their wild side for our Wear it Wild campaign launching on Friday 5 June. But more on that […]

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Indian tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) two month old cub. Guest blog

Whiskas and WWF go strong for 3rd year

By Anthony Dean, Cat Portfolio Manager at Whiskas Wild tigers are in crisis. People are always shocked when they learn that as few as 3,200 of these magnificent creatures remain living in the wild, and without our support they could soon disappear altogether. At Whiskas, we have a deep understanding of the natural instincts of […]

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Ivory-Inferno-Gabon. Copyright: WWF-Canon / James Morgan Illegal Wildlife trade

Are we winning the battle?

I remember as a young child thinking how appalling it was that people would buy and sell wildlife into extinction. It seemed so senseless and unnecessary. I thought when I grew up I had to do something about it. It’s illegal and wrong, I reasoned, so it couldn’t be that complicated to fix could it? […]

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Lamu ©Lilian Mulupi/WWF

Mapping the Mangroves

Mangrove forests are incredibly important, often an undervalued ecosystem. Lamu seascape is home to the largest continuous mangrove forest in Kenya and protecting it is a vital part of the work that we do in this region. Over the last few weeks my team and I have been out surveying the mangroves. This can be […]

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Houses of Parliament © Paul Brocklehurst / Flickr.com Politics

Politicians: What will you do for the environment?

So the starting-gun has finally been fired. The shadow-boxing has been going on for weeks, if not months, but, with the dissolution of Parliament, we are now in the final short campaign. This is the period when candidates are hunkered down in their constituencies, pushing and contending for every vote, while party leaders criss-cross the […]

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A screenshot of tiger cubs in the wild, taken from Whiska's latest TV ad campaign © Gary Van Wyk – The Ginkgo Agency Tigers

A brief encounter worth having

I have always been inspired by nature, and by the passion and dedication of people working to ensure that nature and wildlife can thrive. When I attended the Symposium: Towards Zero Poaching in Asia recently, I knew I was going to listen and learn from many inspiring individuals who were coming together to tackle a […]

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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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Smuggled Tiger Cub © WWF-Canon / James Morgan Illegal Wildlife trade

The choice is ours: zero poaching or zero wildlife?

Poaching and illegal wildlife trade are the most serious and immediate threats to many of Asia’s charismatic and iconic species, such as tiger, rhino and elephants, as well as lesser known species such as pangolin. It is a transnational organised crime, as stated at the ‘Symposium: Towards Zero Poaching in Asia’ last week, by the […]

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2014 overall winner and Urban Wildlife winner Lee Acaster The Tourist greylag goose © Lee Acaster gallery

Enter the British Wildlife Photography Awards

Do you love photography? Do you love nature? Well, your passion, patience, talent and imagination could land you an amazing prize – in this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA), as they’re now open for entries. The BWPA were established to recognise the talents of photographers in Britain. At WWF, we love the awards, because […]

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