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Construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Teles Pires river, Brazil. © Zig Koch/WWF-Brazil Brazil

What does a new Brazilian government mean for the environment?






The world’s eyes turn to Brazil this August as it hosts the Olympics. Its been a challenging few months for the country, with concerns over the zika virus, and the impeachment process of the country’s President Dilma Rouseff. In this blog I explore what the country’s new government might mean for the environment. Brazil is […]

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Areal shot of the Amazon © Andre Bartschi - WWF-Canon cop21

Local leadership in the Amazon at the Paris Climate Conference






At the start of the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) Prince Charles was among the many voices calling for increased action to safeguard the world’s forests, pointing out that “There is no Plan B to tackle climate change without them.” This blog is about one state in the Amazon showing local level leadership on forests. […]

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World Pantanal Day

‘Water Stories’ from the world’s largest wetland – The Pantanal






Happy Pantanal Day! It’s a wetland that borders Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, that’s the size of Belgium, Portugal and Switzerland – no wonder it needs its own day of celebration. In the second part of a Q and A series with photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz we explore what makes this beautiful place unique, the challenges it […]

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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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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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