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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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A yak gallery

Understanding the elusive snow leopard

This week, photographs and a story were released about a snow leopard in the remote regions of Kangchenjunga in north-east Nepal. Under the gaze of the five sacred peaks – straddling the Nepal, India and Tibet borders – a small team of local conservation volunteers, officials and specialist biologists (including WWF staff) spent weeks preparing, tracking […]

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Justin and the WWF crew on Frensham common

Pining for a clearer common

Last week Lucy Shield, Lucy Potashnik, Nicola Loweth, Richard Brown and I used our conservation day to go and help restore some of Frensham common – an SSSI designated area – back to its original heathland. The 400 hectare common is inundated with pine trees, grown after the Second World War when Britain was on […]

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Rainforest and wetland © Michel Roggo / WWF-Canon

Towards ecological undershoot and business resilience

Our overuse of natural resources to clothe, house, feed, transport and entertain us is escalating. And global carbon emissions continue to exceed the planet’s carbon sequestration capacity. The day in the year by which we use up our annual ecological budget arrives ever earlier as the decades go by. ‘Earth Overshoot Day’ was estimated by […]

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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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Also known as Leaf deer gallery

The forgotten creatures of the Mekong

Ungulates –  mammals with hooves – are a pretty varied bunch of creatures, encompassing everything from domestic cattle like pigs and goats, to wild and increasingly rare species like the Javan rhino and Mountain tapir. But the ungulates I’m talking about today are quite special, varying from dog-sized deer to antlered creatures so seldom seen […]

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Sumatran tiger

Asia Pulp and Paper – turning a corner or more of the same?

Indonesia has the second largest natural tropical forests on the planet and these have endured continual threats from illegal logging and unsustainable practices for decades.  WWF and many other local and international groups are working to turn these problems around to ensure ‘High Conservation Value Forests’ are left standing. It would be great to think […]

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