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The irrigation channel coming from Jajmau sewage and effluent treatment plant © Conor Linstead / WWF-UK Indian Rivers Week

A tale of two cities: water woes….but reasons for hope

WWF-UK’s Freshwater Specialist, Conor Linstead tells his account of the water issues being faced and solutions being taken by us in Kanpur and Lahore from his recent visit to India. The idea that businesses are at growing risk from water problems, and not just having an impact on water, is a relatively new idea but […]

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Simon Reeve © WWF-UK Audio blog

Simon Reeve: Tales of climate change from the road

BBC presenter and WWF Ambassador Simon Reeve has seen it all. He’s been to over 120 countries and is still travelling the world making programmes about our incredible planet. But climate change is affecting the amazing places that inspire so many of us – from the plains of Africa to the islands of the Indian […]

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A WWF project river near a village, India. Copyright: WWF-UK

How can you transform the health of a river?

That’s the question which WWF is looking to answer in India, focusing on the iconic River Ganges – a cultural, economic and physical lifeline for India. Our Ganges programme began in 2007 and as part of our latest phase – the HSBC Water Programme – we’re taking an ambitious, holistic approach to multi-stakeholder engagement. This […]

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A grey seal swims in the sea beneath some cliffs

Don’t hold your breath!

Can you remember as a child being so excited about something that you found yourself holding your breath? Well I feel like I’ve been holding my breath every day for weeks now, as we wait to hear the government’s announcement of new marine protected areas – so-called Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) – to protect some […]

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Ring-tailed lemur © Louise Jasper Guest blog

Indian Ocean: the real Madagascar, and how we can save it

While filming parts of the second episode of his BBC series ‘Indian Ocean’ in Madagascar, Simon Reeve was accompanied by Charlie Gardner, scientific advisor for WWF’s Ala Maiky programme in the region. Here Charlie tells us the stark truth about what’s really happening in Madagascar, behind all the photogenic wildlife and the cute cartoons… “Madagascar […]

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