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Amazon river, Cuyabeno. © Camilo Ortega.

I haven’t been anywhere exciting lately- but I think I just helped save the Amazon

When you work in conservation, you find yourself using terms such as ‘stakeholder engagement’, ‘alliance building’, ‘networking’, and ‘negotiated trade-offs’ without much thought. They become part of your everyday lexicon. However, what all these phrases reveal – in their different ways – is that conservation is about bringing people and organisations together to find the [...]

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Amazon River Dolphins

And the species just keep on coming (but for how much longer)?

I find it amazing to think that even in this day and age new species are still being discovered. In a world where technology, economy, politics and business increasingly take centre stage, somewhere in the most remote reaches of our incredible natural world there are yet more species waiting to be discovered. Earlier this year [...]

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An African elephant, Botswana. gallery

A year in focus: 12 inspiring images and WWF’s work in 2013

As WWF-UK’s picture editor, I’m constantly reminded how wonderful our world is. From a hard-won image of a rare Amur tiger to a touching insight into gorilla behaviour, the following images show why our work has never been more vital. For the February issue of WWF’s members’ magazine Action, I was asked to select 12 [...]

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Cassio Franco Moreira, WWF Brazil, in the field © WWF Guest blog

Soya on the table – inside the RTRS

Today’s guest blogger, on the subject of soya/soy, is Cassio Franco Moreira (PhD Agroecology), who is head of WWF Brazil’s agriculture and environment programme, and represents WWF on the RTRS – Round Table on Responsible Soy. “It’s fair to say I know quite a bit about certification schemes for agriculture. I have a small family-run organic coffee [...]

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