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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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(C) Hugh Mehta

Two days in the Mekong Delta

In April I joined a group of HSBC staff to visit WWF projects supported by the HSBC Water Programme. We travelled to the Mekong Delta, where the river ends its journey from source to sea across a dizzying landscape of waterways, streams and canals. Day one was spent meeting communities that were improving their livelihoods […]

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Size of Wales

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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