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In my last blog I brought to your attention plans to remove millions of tonnes of sea sand and debris off the south coast of Kenya which poses great danger to fragile habitats, wildlife and people’s livelihoods. This blog is to update you on this issue – the struggle is still on and far from

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Thousands joined WWF-UK on Wednesday 17 June in Westminster to speak up for the love of climate action © WWF-UK gallery

Climate change: Speak up for what you love

On Wednesday 17 June, nine thousand people came together in Westminster, and spoke with over 300 MPs asking them to take action on climate change. It was pretty amazing: it is not every day that you see nuns, rowers, scuba divers, MPs, anglers bee keepers and a lot of people who are really passionate about climate

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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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Dredging in Kenya: an update on the campaign to save beautiful beaches and precious habitats

In my last blog I brought to your attention plans to remove millions of tonnes of sea sand and debris off the south coast of Kenya which poses great danger to fragile habitats, wildlife and people’s livelihoods. This blog is to update you on this issue – the struggle is still on and far from […]

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Borneo Orang-utan male baby 'Thor' aged 8-9 months peering from behind his mother. Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia © naturepl.com / Fiona Rogers / WWF World Orang-utan Day

The incredible family bond of orang-utans

To celebrate World Orang-utan Day, we’ve released a beautiful new video capturing the mesmerising species. The stunning footage showcases the incredible family bond between an infant orang-utan and its mother. Swinging through trees in the heart of the Borneo before nestling into its mother’s chest; the young orang-utan looks peaceful – unaware of the imposing […]

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World Elephant Day

Helping local people see the benefit of conserving elephants

That there are few places in the world like the Mara is an understatement.  For those of us living and working within and in the immediate vicinity, this reality remains a constant companion and a reflection of a life that once was; the beauty and the majesty.  But with it comes the all too familiar […]

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Cute creatures, chalk streams and Coca-Cola

This week we’re really excited to announce the continuation of our partnership with Coca-Cola in Great Britain. Over the next 3 years we’ll be scaling up our work to secure a brighter future for English rivers and our precious chalk streams. We started working together back in 2012 and have already achieved some impressive results that I […]

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Seeing is believing

This month I’m sharing a story from my WWF colleagues Nickson Orwa, Neema Suya and Hassan Mohammed who are accompanying some of our partners on an exchange visit to the Maasai Mara… Learning by seeing is one of the best ways in which we learn and we’ve found this to be true time and time […]

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WWF Global Ambassador Andy Murray meets the next generation of Metropolitan Police Service sniffer dogs at The Championships, Wimbledon © Greg Armfield / WWF-UK Illegal Wildlife trade

Andy Murray champions the fight against illegal wildlife trade

We’re thrilled that tennis pro and WWF Global Ambassador Andy Murray is championing our work to stop the illegal trade in wildlife. And we’re delighted he took time out from his training to talk about his support of our work. Here’s what Andy had to say… “I was shocked to hear that the illegal wildlife […]

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Flehmen Response: African Lion, Maasai Mara © David Lloyd gallery

As long as there are animals

As I selected wildlife images from award-winning photographer David Lloyd for our members’ magazine this month, I longed to discover how he captured the pure detail of physical form, the essence of his subjects, and the striking beauty of the African landscape. So I decided to ask the man himself, and share a special look […]

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