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Belize reef, South Water Caye. Belize. World Heritage Site

Four years of World Heritage wins and how you, our supporters, helped us to get there.

On October 20, a small developing country made strides in the right direction. The Prime Minister of Belize brought legislation to the table that will see oil exploration and exploitation completely put to a stop in Belizean waters, which got us thinking about all the incredible milestones you have helped us to achieve throughout the […]

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Gentoo penguin, Antarctica © Rod Downie

Penguins and oil don’t mix

Penguins and oil don’t mix. That’s why, for a quarter of a century, Antarctica has remained the world’s biggest No-Go zone for oil and gas exploitation and commercial mining. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the mining ban under the Antarctic Treaty’s environmental protocol. In 1991, 29 countries agreed by consensus to ensure that […]

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Rusty oil drums © Staffan Widstrand / WWF

The strength of fossil fuel divestment: let’s set things straight

Since its launch three years ago, the divestment movement has surpassed the $50 billion mark, with over 800 global investors committing to divest their holdings in fossil fuels over the next five years. Signatories encompass a broad diversity of sectors and regions, from cities and universities to health care organisations and large institutional investors. Last […]

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Postcards from Peru: A diary from the UN climate talks (Day 3)

I’m in Lima for the UN climate talks which run 1-12 December. I’ll be regularly tweeting and blogging. If you find this blog interesting please feel to share it DAY 3 (Wednesday 3 December 2014) After two days of pleasantries and a focus on process instead of substance, the temperature was well and truly cranked […]

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Scottish saltire

What does Scotland’s independence referendum mean for the environment?

If you can, imagine yourselves on the other side of the referendum. It’s easy to imagine that once such a big question has been asked on 18 September, Scotland’s future will be settled. No, it won’t, not quite. Once Scotland has decided its constitutional direction (the shape, the size, the way it operates, the way […]

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Graeme Le Saux battles for the ball against Colombia. World Cup 98, France © Getty Images World Cup

The threat of elimination

Lots of goals, lots of drama on and off the pitch, but very little expectation. That’s whats been happening so far in the World Cup. England never posed enough of a threat to their opposition. But there are other threats in Brazil that need addressing if we’re ever to keep hold of the varied, the […]

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Photo call in Trafalgal Square gallery

People power really can protect our most precious places

Home to Nelson’s Column, the iconic stone lions, the famous Fourth Plinth… and of course a lot of pigeons… it’s only natural to think of Trafalgar Square as one of the capital’s must-see places for anyone visiting the city. More importantly it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So on a beautifully sunny morning this […]

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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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Mountain gorilla family Virunga campaign

Politicians or Gorillas – which do you prefer?

The answer was a forgone conclusion to UK MP John Mann when he asked in Parliament which the public would prefer to save – their Members of Parliament or endangered mountain gorillas of the Virunga National Park. ‘‘Members have already raised the attempts by SOCO, a UK-based oil exploration company, to plunder the reserves in […]

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