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Fantastic animals and where to find them






In the dark, rippling reeds by the lake, something stirred. Rain beat down on me like tennis balls, thunder crumpled the air around me as if a sheet of card being folded by some irritable giant up on the hill, fumbling his origami sculpture, his curses the sharp shocks of lightning bringing the forest suddenly […]

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Orangutan female with her son, Borneo © naturepl.com / Anup Shah / WWF

6 awesome animal mums






Today is Mother’s Day, and a chance to celebrate formidable females in the animal kingdom. Here are just a few… 1. Gorillas Infant gorillas have a long period of development and dependence, and gorilla mothers invest years in caring for their vulnerable offspring, just as humans do. Mothers provide most of the care, even sharing […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gorilla print on paper © Jacinta Sullivan

Hung up on mountain gorillas






Project Hangup was founded in 2010 by designer and illustrator Jacinta Sullivan to create beautiful, considered pieces of art and design that promote care for our environment. Jacinta and Project Hangup work as an advocate for endangered species, aiming to inspire the creative industries to actively consider more innovative, sustainable products and production methods. You […]

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A villager tending to a fishing net in Vitshumbi Virunga campaign

Soco controversially swims against the tide






At a time when extractive companies are committing not to explore or extract in World Heritage Sites and financial institutions are excluding such projects from permitted loans, SOCO International plc’s oil activities in Virunga seems a regressive step. This is especially strange for a company that publically states that the “protection of the environment remains […]

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Anna Friel sits on top of a car, with Lake Edward in the background.

Anna Friel – “Soco’s plans opposed by everyone”






Our film ‘Virunga’ currently showing in Odeon cinemas focuses on Africa’s oldest national park. Recently Soco, the UK oil company that wants to explore for oil in the park, accused us and Anna Friel, the actress who appears in the film, of “deliberately distorting” the facts in our campaign against the company’s plans to explore […]

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Two game guards with project and flagship species T-shirts

Nkuringo eco tourism benefits






Just four years ago, the town of Nkuringo had no teachers for its school during the rainy season because impassable roads made it difficult for them to travel and people relied only on thin tracts of land on the mountain side for their livelihoods. But since the habituation of groups of gorillas in the area, […]

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