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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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Medal winners. Copyright: London2012IOC Commonwealth Games

From London to Glasgow: making the sustainability link

The 2014 edition of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is over half way through now and the excitement keeps rising. Athletes, from countries formerly part of the British Empire, have performed extraordinarily well in various disciplines. But how will this games perform against that of London 2012 in terms of it’s sustainability? Only a few […]

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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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Gentoo penguin,Port Lockroy, Antarctica. Copyright: Pete Bucktrout, Norman Cobley, British Antarctic Survey

My 3 letters from the Penguin Post Office

Did you see the BBC2 Natural World documentary ‘Penguin Post Office’? It was a penguin extravaganza set at one of the UK’s most remote outposts. Port Lockroy, Goudier Island is located just off the Antarctic Peninsula. The historic British base was built in 1944, during a secret wartime mission called Operation Tabarin. It operated as […]

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Olympic rings

Let the Games commence – sustainably of course

On the 23 July 2014, Glasgow will open the 20th Commonwealth Games since the first Games were held in 1930. The director of the Glasgow Games has stated that this could be the most sustainable sports event ever… but just what does that mean for the Games’ seafood customers and our oceans? The background to […]

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Sythwood pupils working together on their ebooks. Copyright: Alison Peacham Education

Explore, Discover, Learn…using an iPad

Embracing the use of iPads at the Living Planet Centre Here at WWF, we’re always seeking out tools that can make learning creative and exciting for pupils. So when the idea of using iPad’s came up, we saw this had huge potential for our workshops for primary schools. We wanted hands-on learning and interactive materials […]

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Graeme and panda mascot with the Champions League trophy World Cup

The winning team to help the Amazon

Over the last two blogs we have looked at what makes the Amazon such a special place, and then at some of the major threats to the region and its people. But just as Germany and Argentina have been able to navigate through a minefield of big surprises and challenging conditions in the World Cup, […]

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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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