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Ranger looking out © Robert Magori

6 reasons we’re on the lookout for black rhinos in Kenya






Black rhinos in African have suffered huge reductions in the past, mainly due to poaching. Listed as Critically Endangered under the IUCN Red List, there are currently about 5000 animals remaining in the wild (there were 65,000 in 1970).  As part of WWF-UK’s support work to raise numbers and improve security around the species – […]

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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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Fishermen on Lake Hong, Hubei Province, China © Kate Foreshew / WWF-UK gallery

China’s Lake Hong: filming and photographing the conservation heroes 






When it comes to capturing the perfect image for WWF, photographers and film-makers always go to unbelievable lengths. I recently experienced just what a whirlwind of activity and dedication is involved when I joined Pretzel Films on a trip to China. Our week-long mission was to document the inspiring stories behind our partnership with HSBC […]

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Knowledge – improving lives in ocean and coastal systems






Sharing experiences, successes and challenges is a really important way in which we learn.  Recently, my colleagues and I were lucky enough to attend the ninth Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) scientific symposium in South Africa to showcase our work in Lamu and exchange ideas with colleagues working in similar fields elsewhere in […]

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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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Monty mania and the impact of John Lewis’ Christmas ad






With the release of John Lewis’ latest Christmas ad, I wanted to find out how last year’s campaign is continuing to make a difference to penguins in the Antarctic. There’s no getting away from it – Christmas is here. And as is now tradition, we’re all talking about the latest blockbuster TV ad from John […]

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An ancient, indigenous tree in Boni. The forest ecosystem is important to both people and the environment in Kenya. © US AID Size of Wales

WWF working to protect people and wildlife from development projects in Kenya






Lamu County, and in particular the Boni-Dodori forest, is an incredibly diverse and rich area. It’s also home to the indigenous Aweer community who depend on beautiful and important area for their livelihoods including food, shelter, herbal medicine, cultural practices and spiritual needs. Development A few kilometers away from this important forest are two emerging major […]

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Every picture tells a story © Tristan Fewings / WWF-UK gallery

Penguins and Polar Bears at the Living Planet Centre






Here at the Living Planet Centre we have enjoyed getting creative with The Big Draw and the theme ‘Every picture tells a story’. We wanted to create an inspirational and powerful reminder about the importance of caring for our amazing planet – focusing on the coldest places on Earth – the polar regions which are […]

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Jack, Finn and Rod Downie, Arctic © WWF-UK

To the Arctic with JacksGap






I’m in the Arctic with JacksGap and glaciologist Professor Alun Hubbard. JacksGap are twin brothers Jack and Finn, accompanied by award-winning cameraman Tim Kellner. They are an online blog and video sensation with a massive reach to a young audience and a zeal for telling stories well. Alun has been at the forefront of research […]

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