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Traditional boat, Ganges river, Kahalgoan, Bihar, India, 2001 © naturepl.com / Neil Lucas / WWF

What links the iconic River Ganges to the shoes on your feet?

If the shoes on your feet, the bridle on your horse or the wallet in your pocket comes from India, there’s a good chance it was produced in a tannery along the Ganges River. The problem is that these tannery clusters are causing an issue; they’re polluting the Ganges with heavy metals, process chemicals and […]

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An aerial view of the Pantanal World Wetlands Day

Why worry about wetlands?

Today is World Wetlands Day, commemorating the signing of the Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands in 1971. More importantly, it’s a day to celebrate the amazing diversity and value of wetlands around the globe. As the name suggests, wetlands are water-rich areas that are flooded either permanently or seasonally. 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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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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A tale of two foxes, Manitoba, Canada © Don Gutoski

The impact of climate change on species

To survive, plants, animals and birds confronted with climate change have two options: move or adapt.  With the speed of climate change we are experiencing already, it’s often not possible for a species to adapt quickly enough to keep up with its changing environment.  And with the amount of habitat destruction, dam building, roads and […]

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Kingfisher Alcedo atthis, female, back view on branch

Why we’re challenging the government over its protection of precious rivers and wetlands

I’ve been working to improve the health of our rivers for the past five years. But, as an organisation, WWF has been doing this work for the past 20. It’s easy to understand why when you think about just how much our rivers support us – water is used for drinking, for businesses, for recreation […]

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