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The spoils of war © Brent Stirton Illegal Wildlife trade

Calling time on illegal wildlife trade

Yesterday the world’s biggest wildlife trade meeting finished, early.  The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES) was scheduled to close tomorrow.  But yesterday’s business was quickly dispatched, with the plenary session quickly confirming the decisions made in […]

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Seized poacher's weapons and poached ivory. Copyright: James Morgan.

CITES CoP: more species, more action

I am one of over 2,500 people in Johannesburg, South Africa, meeting to discuss the biggest issues around the illegal trade in wildlife. The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES) has begun. It will be a busy […]

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The Tiger Experience ‘pop-up forest’ was set up at two Westfield shopping centres © WWF-UK #DoubleTigers

Face to face with tigers – in the UK

A few weeks ago we launched a new campaign putting members of the public in the boots of rangers, in which they’d come face to face with tigers… right in the middle of London! There was however not a single actual tiger in sight. So how did we do it? WWF’s work is incredibly broad, […]

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Moy wind farm, Inverness

Mars UK: a giant leap towards sustainability

At Mars, as one of the world’s largest food manufacturers, we recognise that we are in a position to positively influence and advocate for policy change. We can do this through leading by example, making bold commitments and meeting our own ambitious targets to tackle the impact we have on the environment. That’s why we […]

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

6 awesome animal mums

Today is International Women’s Day, and it’s 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, […]

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Mr Xu, a member of the bee-keeping cooperative, with Mr Wu © Becci May WWF-UK

From hunting to honey: a poacher’s story

I have heard people talk of poachers who have changed their ways and who now work as rangers – well, back in September I met such a person. I was in Jilin Province in North East China, within the Amur-Heilong Ecoregion, where I met Mr Wu who told me his story. Caught red-handed Mr Wu works […]

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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 […]

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