WWF UK Blog Elephants

Wildlife - Elephants

Most Recent


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

Will ivory burn fuel the fire for action?






On Saturday 30 April, the world’s largest ever ivory destruction will take place. Kenya will be burning 105 tonnes of ivory, along with 1.5 tonnes of rhino horn, in Nairobi National Park. This will be a strong symbolic gesture that Kenya will not tolerate the illegal wildlife trade that is killing so many of its […]

Read more
Giant panda in tree, Wolong Nature Reserve, China © Bernard De Wetter/WWF

15 highlights from 2015 for WWF






Look back over this past year and explore some standout stories from 2015. They really demonstrate how varied our global projects are! Whether it’s Arctic exploring with JacksGap, eco-fashion tips for ‘Wear It Wild’ or a GoPro strapped to a turtle in the Great Barrier Reef, you’re bound to discover something exciting as we look back at 2015. 1. Rod Downie […]

Read more
The spoils of war © Brent Stirton

Ivory wars: Q&A with photojournalist Brent Stirton






Each year around 30,000 African elephants are killed by poachers to feed the illegal ivory trade. I spoke to award-winning photojournalist Brent Stirton about his work to focus international attention on the people who are profiting most from the ivory war, and the rangers who risk their lives to stop the killing. Congratulations on winning […]

Read more
Eastern Himalayas © Global Warming images / WWF

Teas to protect tigers, rhinos and elephants






How have boxes of Pukka tea been helping tigers, elephants and the people who share their wild landscape? Over the last three years Pukka and their fantastic customers have generously donated over £200,000 to WWF. We’re looking back at how this partnership has helped us protect the wildlife and communities living in the region known […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
Wear It Wild in denim © Polyvore Wear it Wild

Wear It Wild in denim






If you are a denim lover like me and you would love to take part in WWF’s Wear It Wild campaign but don’t want to sacrifice your jeans, why not wear some animal inspired jeans instead? I myself have zebra and leopard printed jeans, which will be perfect for wearing it wild on 5 of […]

Read more
Fashion blogger Lorna Burford in her Wear It Wild leopard outfit © Lorna Burford Wear it Wild

Come and Wear It Wild with me






Caring for nature and wildlife has been something that I have been passionate about since I was a little girl. No matter where I went, I was always happiest in the garden studying the bugs and animals, helping any out that were in need and I’m still that way today. I’ve done my fair share […]

Read more
Size of Wales

An amazing tale of how Wales helped save a farm from buffalo






”I dreaded the long weary nights…when unwelcome visitors would gate crash into my farm in  their hundreds…rendering all my investments and hard labour under the scorching sun  into waste.” Mr Nurein, a farmer here in Boni-Dodori in northern Kenya, recounts the struggle to maintain his farm in the face of regular attacks from wildlife. It’s […]

Read more
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? […]

Read more