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Baby turtle on a beach, Malaysia © WWF-Malaysia Malaysia

Turtle Guardians are the real heroes

I’m on a six month secondment to WWF-Malaysia, and was lucky enough to get the chance to do night patrol on the turtle beaches of Melaka. Here, WWF employs ‘Turtle Guardians’ to conduct research on Hawksbill and Green turtles and collect and incubate their eggs to thwart poachers. Four of the world’s seven species of […]

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Seized-Shipment-of-Illegal-ivory. Copyright: WWF-Canon / James Morgan Events

The good kind of hacking – becoming a TradeMapperHacker

Hack days and hackathons seem to be all the rage, particularly in London. It’s great to see a growing number of them dedicated to using technology to help in conservation of the natural world too. Just this week I’ve come across ZSL’s ‘Hack the Redlist’ event, and the London Climate Change Coders group, organised by […]

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Tiger by river

There’s a big cat inside every small cat

It’s just over a year since Alison Clark, Global VP of Corporate Affairs at Mars Petcare, journeyed to see WWF’s work in the tiger lands of Nepal to mark the launch of our exciting new fundraising partnership with Whiskas. Since then, Whiskas UK and their customers have contributed more than £500,000 for our global initiative […]

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Jin Kai during training © Wayne Wu/TRAFFIC Illegal Wildlife trade

The great dog detectives

At the arrivals hall of China’s Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, passengers are bustling as usual. Jin Kai is carrying out a routine inspection of passengers’ luggage. Although Jin Kai isn’t the typical airport security officer you’d expect… she’s a Labrador. Jin Kai is one of the first graduates from a detector dog training programme run […]

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Amur tiger caught on a camera trap © Toshiji Fukuda World Tiger Day

A majestic animal on its knees

We scanned the plain with binoculars for any sign of movement, the only light coming from the half-full moon overhead.  The threat – we knew – was real. The previous evening a group of youths had been stopped, drunk and armed with a rifle. I was with the World Wildlife Fund in the furthest eastern […]

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Ranger Ramesh Thapa, Nepal World Ranger Day

On the front line in Bardia National Park

Ramesh Thapa has been a park ranger for 31 years, 22 of those he’s spent in Bardia National Park in Nepal. He’s seen a lot happen over that time, good and bad. As we celebrate World Ranger Day, I caught up with him to ask a few questions about his experiences. What was your motivation […]

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Framed photos at the Tiger Talk exhibition

The unsung heroes of tiger conservation

What makes a great event? Or maybe the question is really what makes a great party… recently I attended my dream party. What could be better than Mayfair as a location, true stories from anti-poaching rangers and vivid tiger photography from the field of conservation – all exhibited in the gallery reception rooms of the […]

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Gorilla print on paper © Jacinta Sullivan

Hung up on mountain gorillas

Project Hangup was founded in 2010 by designer and illustrator Jacinta Sullivan to create beautiful, considered pieces of art and design that promote care for our environment. Jacinta and Project Hangup work as an advocate for endangered species, aiming to inspire the creative industries to actively consider more innovative, sustainable products and production methods. You […]

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Sumatran forest elephant, Indonesia. © naturepl.com/ Nick Garbutt/ WWF-Canon.

Bridging the gap: Elephants, pineapples, and Prince William

What do you think about when you’re cleaning an elephant in a river? Maybe you’d be thinking about keeping your balance or hoping your elephant doesn’t decide to wade any deeper into the river. You probably wouldn’t think about standing in the same room as Prince William as he pledges to tackle the illegal wildlife […]

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Chopped down Boreal forest near a tar sands mine, Alberta, Canada © GWI / WWF-Canon climate change

Ashley Cooper: 7 images depicting climate change

Photographer Ashley Cooper has spent more than a decade documenting the impacts of climate change. Here, he shares some of his most memorable images, and tells me his thoughts about the problems – and solutions. Tell us what you’ve learned about the planet on your travels I have photographed the impacts of climate change on […]

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