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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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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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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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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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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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Living Planet Centre © Richard Stonehouse / WWF-UK

What a difference a year makes

A year ago today we were preparing for a pretty big day – the official opening of our new home the Living Planet Centre in Woking. We had moved in just three weeks earlier and were all adapting to our new surroundings, both the building and navigating our way around Woking itself (not to mention […]

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