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Satellite tagged turtle © Mike Olendo/WWF World Sea Turtle Day

It’s marine turtle nesting season and this year we’re satellite tagging!






Happy World Sea Turtle Day! Each year on 16 June we turn our attention to the amazing world of marine turtles. In Kenya, World Sea Turtle Day coincides with the peak nesting season and this year there are some exciting technological developments in our conservation efforts. Five species of marine turtles are known to visit Kenyan […]

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Vaquita

Fighting extinction: a last chance for vaquitas






Chris Johnson, Oceans Science Manager for WWF-Australia, is one of very few people to have seen vaquitas in the wild. Nicknamed ‘the panda of the sea’, the vaquita is the smallest and most endangered marine mammal, with fewer than 30 left. This Endangered Species Day, we’re putting the spotlight on this little porpoise, and calling […]

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Artisanal fishing boats in the port of Nouadhibou© Bertramz/CC

Poor fisheries management hurts the most vulnerable






The recent Chatham House forum on illegal fishing confirmed the importance of world fisheries as a source of food and income. It also showed that the most vulnerable people continue to bear the brunt of illegal fishing, over-fishing and latent geopolitical tensions, all increasingly compounded by the effects of climate change. Presentations and discussions underlined […]

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Brexit and the 83%: What future for wider UK seas?






The below is a short version of a speech I’m giving on Brexit to today’s Coastal Futures conference, the leading annual UK conference on marine and coastal issues. You’ve heard a lot about the 48% and the 52% in the EU Referendum aftermath. I want to throw in another percentage: 83%. That’s the rough percentage […]

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Guest blog

Why we’re slowly losing our marine world






As a Travel Writer, I’m lucky to visit far-flung places. I’ve explored my way through bustling cities, hiked along glaciers and been swimming in some of the world’s beautiful seas. Sadly, it’s something I hear regularly from locals. ‘The reef has been bleached,’ they say with a shrug. ‘Hardly any life left.’ What does that […]

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Guest blog

Celebrating our community marine champions in Tanzania






Each year, we celebrate the achievements of Beach Management Units (BMUs) that WWF works with to conserve our shared fisheries and marine resources in coastal Tanzania. In order to do that we rigorously select the top three performing BMUs from the 57 BMUs established through the RUMAKI+ Fisheries Co-management Programme across Tanzania’s southern coastline. RUMAKI+ is our flagship […]

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How porpoises can benefit from quieter wind farm construction – New Report






I’m pleased to tell you about a new WWF report released today which shows how reducing the underwater noise that offshore wind farm construction produces could help harbour porpoises thrive in the North Sea (it’ll make great reading with the weekend papers). Securing the maximum possible deployment of renewable energy at minimal cost to biodiversity is a key priority for […]

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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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