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Tuna © Brian J Skerry/National Geographic/WWF

New hope for Indian Ocean tuna






One swallow does not a summer make, so the saying goes. Yet at WWF we’ve been cautiously optimistic at the outcome of the recent meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), in La Reunion, France. The IOTC, responsible for the management of tuna and tuna-like species in the region, is notorious for its lack […]

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Sardine shoal © Wanderlasss

Viable long-term economic plan needs a natural capital “Stress test”






Nature is fundamental to human life, underpinning our well-being, and our economies. It provides the food, energy and materials that are vital to economic prosperity and development, and provides other ‘ecosystem services’ such as flood protection, pollination of our crops, and clean air and water that are crucial for the living standards we enjoy today. […]

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‘Water Stories’ from the Yangtze – with photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz






Leonardo Da Vinci once said ‘water is the driving force of all nature’. But as our world becomes more populous and industrialised water quality is declining, threatening human health and species –since 1970, there has been a 76% decline in populations of freshwater species around the world. Mustafah Abdulaziz is an American documentary photographer based in […]

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Fisherman in Lamu ©Rika Theron

Giving fisherfolk training for sustaining in Lamu






Fish stocks in Lamu seascape are the most abundant and robust for coral reefs in Kenya. Located at the southern end of the Somali upwelling, the nutrient rich waters of Lamu seascape provide the optimal conditions for Kenya’s best stocks of pelagic (open ocean), demersal (near or at the bottom of a body of water) […]

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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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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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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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