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World Wetlands Day

Five stories from our world’s wetlands






Happy World Wetlands Day! Our wetlands are essential for life, they’re home to a variety of wildlife, help prevent flooding, store carbon dioxide to regulate climate change and protect our coastlines. But did you know that more than a billion people make a living from wetlands across the world?  Wetlands provide livelihoods, from fishing and […]

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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 […]

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Areal shot of the Amazon © Andre Bartschi - WWF-Canon cop21

Local leadership in the Amazon at the Paris Climate Conference






At the start of the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) Prince Charles was among the many voices calling for increased action to safeguard the world’s forests, pointing out that “There is no Plan B to tackle climate change without them.” This blog is about one state in the Amazon showing local level leadership on forests. […]

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World Pantanal Day

‘Water Stories’ from the world’s largest wetland – The Pantanal






Happy Pantanal Day! It’s a wetland that borders Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, that’s the size of Belgium, Portugal and Switzerland – no wonder it needs its own day of celebration. In the second part of a Q and A series with photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz we explore what makes this beautiful place unique, the challenges it […]

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Female rubber tapper hanging rubber strips out to dry © Adrian Steirn Sky Rainforest Rescue

Amazon rubber tappers tell their story






Deep within the Amazon, rubber trees grow wild in their native rainforest home. They provide the livelihood for rubber tappers, who have developed an intimate and caring relationship with the rubber trees and their rainforest surroundings. They tell their story here, through two short videos. In this video rubber tapper Sebastiao speaks of the importance […]

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‘Water Stories’ from the Yangtze – with photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz






Leonardo Da Vinci once said ‘water is the driving force of all nature’. But as our world becomes more populous and industrialised water quality is declining, threatening human health and species –since 1970, there has been a 76% decline in populations of freshwater species around the world. Mustafah Abdulaziz is an American documentary photographer based in […]

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Mobile phone being used for citizen science © Antonio Oveido WWF-Brazil From the field

Sky Rainforest Rescue supports extreme citizen science






Local fisherman Damião was navigating along a remote stretch of the Envira river in state of Acre, Brazil during the rainy season. He stopped at Sacado lake, set down his backpack, and pulled out his smartphone with global positioning system (GPS) receiver. First checking the GPS to make sure he was at the right spot, […]

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Pantanal Pact – 20 down, 5 to go!






A week celebrating the environment finishes on a massive high in Brazil with the news that 20 mayors signed up to the Pantanal Pact. Along with these commitments, WWF, the Mato Grosso state government and six other institutions also signed on the dotted line. Not bad going for an event that wasn’t even on our […]

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