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Giant panda in tree, Wolong Nature Reserve, China © Bernard De Wetter/WWF

15 highlights from 2015 for WWF

Look back over this past year and explore some standout stories from 2015. They really demonstrate how varied our global projects are! Whether it’s Arctic exploring with JacksGap, eco-fashion tips for ‘Wear It Wild’ or a GoPro strapped to a turtle in the Great Barrier Reef, you’re bound to discover something exciting as we look back at 2015. 1. Rod Downie […]

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Highly commended Mike Snelle ‘Common Dolphin’ (Common dolphin, Dephinus delphis), Pembrokeshire, Wales. gallery

Celebrating British wildlife in pictures

For someone who’s passionate about conservation photography and our wonderful wildlife, it’s an exciting time. It’s when I get to view, and judge, the best of the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA). And this year’s WWF-sponsored Coast and Marine category didn’t disappoint. It delivered a spectacular snapshot of the incredible range of species that grace […]

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Yellowfin tuna shoal, Pacific Ocean, Mexico. Copyright: Jürgen Freund WWF-Canon

Celebrating oceans on World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day, a celebration of the importance of our oceans to humanity. Our blue planet is so named as the oceans occupy over 70% of the surface of the earth and plunge to depths of over 11 km. That’s over 2 km greater than the height of Everest. It’s no surprise the […]

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Newlyn, Cornwall ©Jiri Rezac / WWF-UK gallery

Five steps to better management for Europe’s seas

The UK government has opened a consultation on its Marine Strategy Framework Directive  (MSFD) Programme of Measures. The Programme of Measures is a key step in the MSFD cycle. Let’s remind ourselves of the cycle again… Step 1 Each member state must carry out an assessment of their seas and set targets and indicators under […]

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baby turtle hatchlings © WWF-Kenya

Kenya’s Lamu seascape – pristine, important and threatened

The Lamu seascape is located at the northernmost part of Kenya’s coast line. It starts from the Tana river delta in the South and stretches to the Kenya – Somalia border in the north. The Lamu archipelago comprise of approximately fifty five islands which are mainly made up of fossilised sand dunes or raised beaches. […]

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Championing development of a transparent Global Record of fishing vessels

The Global Record of fishing vessels (GR) is intended as a record and source of information on the world fleet of fishing and fishing related vessels. Currently no such comprehensive record and information source on vessels and their permitted activities exists, which means that regulatory organisations authorise individual measures on vessels without access to information […]

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