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Emperor penguin Chick Dawson-Lambton Glacier, Antarctica © Fritz Pölking / WWF

Top 10 facts about emperor penguins

For me, Emperor penguins are the iconic Antarctic species. When I first saw them on the ice, I was struck by their serene grace and intricate beauty. Delicate gold patches adorn their chest like an artist’s brushstroke against their otherwise black and white plumage. No other species is so perfectly adapted to survive in the

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A panda mascot with children outside the Living Planet Centre gallery

10 reasons why you should visit our panda-tastic Experience

Saturday 25 January 2014 was a pretty significant day for WWF-UK. Having moved into our fantastic Living Planet Centre back in October 2013, we finally marked the public opening of the WWF Experience! Let me take a few steps back to explain. The idea of the Living Planet Centre was born when long standing supporter

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

9 images that tell the story of illegal wildlife trade

WWF commissioned the award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker James Morgan to travel to Africa and Asia to document the grisly realities behind both the supply and demand sides of the illegal wildlife trade. Here, James tells us the story behind some of his images. And he explains why we need to find new ways to tackle

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Rebecca May © WWF International Women's Day

People at the heart of wildlife conservation

Our relationships on this planet are tangled up in a complex web of life, where what we do affects other living beings and our physical surroundings. So why then do we seem to damage the natural resources that we depend on? And how can people-centred solutions to conservation protect wildlife and wild places? On the […]

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Long-tailed Sylph © Diego M. Garces / WWF

The Living Colombia Report: a new tool for conservation in a megadiverse country

If you’re interested in conservation, you’ll also be interested in Colombia. The country has more species of birds and amphibians than any other; is the world’s most diverse country relative to its size, being home to over 9000 species found nowhere else in the world; and has habitats that vary from Andean glaciers to tropical […]

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Jaguar (Panthera onca) © David Lawson / WWF-UK wildlife

“Patience, perseverance and a little luck made it possible” – an interview with BBC’s Big Cats series producer

Through the recent BBC Big Cats series we’ve been able to immerse ourselves in the lives of the world’s feisty felids – from the most elusive to the most deadly. With the launch of new technology systems which have allowed us to delve into the intricate depths of these animals’ lives, we were curious to […]

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Sgt Fallis of PSNI assisting ringing of peregrine falcon Illegal Wildlife trade

Our UK heroes tackling wildlife crime

Each year, wildlife crime enforcers from around the UK descend upon Leamington Spa to share insights and experiences on tackling wildlife crime in this country and abroad. This weekend I’ve been at the National Wildlife Crime Enforcers Conference to present awards on behalf of WWF to the law enforcers who have gone above and beyond […]

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