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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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Learning to live with a changing climate

People living around the Boni forest in Kenya have been adapting to a changing environment for years. But this is different. The magnitude and rate of change in the local climate is now so great, that many of the traditional coping strategies are ineffective or unsustainable. It’s leading to damage to the environment and food […]

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The Flooded Forest, Mekong © WWF-UK / Thomas Cristofoletti

The livelihood benefits from river conservation

There’s no doubt that tourism is a key sector for the Cambodian economy. Bordering Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, Cambodia has a rich history and culture and boasts average temperatures of 27-28 degrees centigrade. It also houses one of the world’s great rivers, the 4,800km Mekong, which winds its way from the Tibetan plateau to the […]

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My time with lions

They say going on safari is a once in a lifetime experience and will be something that stays with you for the rest of your life….. It is. When I was 12 I was lucky enough to go on a family holiday to Kenya – an adventure in itself – but especially for  a child […]

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Two game guards with project and flagship species T-shirts

Nkuringo eco tourism benefits

Just four years ago, the town of Nkuringo had no teachers for its school during the rainy season because impassable roads made it difficult for them to travel and people relied only on thin tracts of land on the mountain side for their livelihoods. But since the habituation of groups of gorillas in the area, […]

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The Mara River

Happy Mara Day

Sunday, 15 September is world Mara Day, celebrating the Mara River and the world renowned Mara landscape. This year’s theme focuses on the river’s health which is especially poignant at a time when these landscapes and rivers are under ever-growing pressure. The Mara River begins in the Mau Forest in Kenya. It then travels through […]

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