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Seized-Shipment-of-Illegal-ivory. Copyright: WWF-Canon / James Morgan Events

The good kind of hacking – becoming a TradeMapperHacker

Hack days and hackathons seem to be all the rage, particularly in London. It’s great to see a growing number of them dedicated to using technology to help in conservation of the natural world too. Just this week I’ve come across ZSL’s ‘Hack the Redlist’ event, and the London Climate Change Coders group, organised by […]

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Jin Kai during training © Wayne Wu/TRAFFIC Illegal Wildlife trade

The great dog detectives

At the arrivals hall of China’s Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, passengers are bustling as usual. Jin Kai is carrying out a routine inspection of passengers’ luggage. Although Jin Kai isn’t the typical airport security officer you’d expect… she’s a Labrador. Jin Kai is one of the first graduates from a detector dog training programme run […]

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Ranger Ramesh Thapa, Nepal World Ranger Day

On the front line in Bardia National Park

Ramesh Thapa has been a park ranger for 31 years, 22 of those he’s spent in Bardia National Park in Nepal. He’s seen a lot happen over that time, good and bad. As we celebrate World Ranger Day, I caught up with him to ask a few questions about his experiences. What was your motivation […]

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Framed photos at the Tiger Talk exhibition

The unsung heroes of tiger conservation

What makes a great event? Or maybe the question is really what makes a great party… recently I attended my dream party. What could be better than Mayfair as a location, true stories from anti-poaching rangers and vivid tiger photography from the field of conservation – all exhibited in the gallery reception rooms of the […]

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Sumatran forest elephant, Indonesia. © naturepl.com/ Nick Garbutt/ WWF-Canon.

Bridging the gap: Elephants, pineapples, and Prince William

What do you think about when you’re cleaning an elephant in a river? Maybe you’d be thinking about keeping your balance or hoping your elephant doesn’t decide to wade any deeper into the river. You probably wouldn’t think about standing in the same room as Prince William as he pledges to tackle the illegal wildlife […]

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Chopped down Boreal forest near a tar sands mine, Alberta, Canada © GWI / WWF-Canon climate change

Ashley Cooper: 7 images depicting climate change

Photographer Ashley Cooper has spent more than a decade documenting the impacts of climate change. Here, he shares some of his most memorable images, and tells me his thoughts about the problems – and solutions. Tell us what you’ve learned about the planet on your travels I have photographed the impacts of climate change on […]

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Baby mountain gorilla, Virunga © Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon

Investors as key to securing Virunga’s oil-free future

The role that investors can play in influencing company behaviour must not be underestimated. The way in which companies approach issues associated with human rights, community engagement and environmental sustainability has far reaching impacts on corporate profitability and shareholder value and is coming under increased scrutiny by investors. Recent years have witnessed a great deal […]

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