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An aerial view of the Pantanal Donana

Why worry about wetlands?






Today is World Wetlands Day, commemorating the signing of the Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands in 1971. More importantly, it’s a day to celebrate the amazing diversity and value of wetlands around the globe. As the name suggests, wetlands are water-rich areas that are flooded either permanently or seasonally. The […]

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Emperor penguins diving, Ross Sea, Antarctica © National Geographic Creative / Paul Nicklen / WWF

Tracking the emperors of Antarctica






WWF has teamed up with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to track emperor penguins in Antarctica. And now for the first time in 60 years, these iconic birds have received a British-led fieldwork study. For me, emperor penguins are the iconic Antarctic species. When I first encountered them, I was struck not only by their […]

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Fisherman, Mafamede, Mozambique Guest blog

Food security – what is it and why does it matter?






When the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was founded on 16 October 1945, it was the first major international organisation with the purpose of ‘ensuring humanity’s freedom from hunger’. FAO celebrates World Food Day every year on 16 October to commemorate this, and to raise awareness about hunger, nutrition and food […]

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Volunteers needed! Ensure ICAO’s global aviation climate measure works for people and planet






Right now, 191 countries are in the final throes of negotiating a global climate agreement for the aviation sector. It’s happening at the Assembly of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal. By far the majority of countries support the deal, which would require airlines to offset the industry’s growth in emissions from […]

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Hitchhikers British Wildlife Photography Awards

Five Questions for British Wildlife Photography Awards winner George Stoyle






This year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) overall winner, and winner of the WWF sponsored Coast and Marine category, is George Stoyle with his striking image ‘Hitchhikers’ of a lion’s mane jellyfish. The image, which was chosen from thousands of entries, was captured while George was working on a project to assess the current biological […]

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Sign for the new BEIS Department © gov.uk

Could BEIS be the vehicle the low carbon economy has been waiting for?






Climate change took centre stage in the controversy surrounding the formation of Theresa May’s government this July. One day into her premiership, it was announced that DECC would be merged with BIS, to form BEIS. Politicians and campaigners were quick to point out that, in the acronym acrobatics of the new Prime Minister’s departmental restructure, […]

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Lionesses with their cubs aged 3-6 months walking along a track (Panthera leo), Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.

Top 10 facts about the magnificent Mara






Following World Mara Day on 15 September, we’ve got the lowdown on this incredible landscape… Mara Day, held on 15 September every year, celebrates the Mara River and the unique surrounding landscape in Kenya and Tanzania. The day coincides with one of nature’s greatest events: the annual migration of wildlife from the Serengeti National Park […]

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