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Conservation hero Robenir (left) receives the Olympic torch at the beginning of his leg of the relay © Rio 2016 / Fernando Soutello Olympics

Lighting the way to Olympic and Amazon glory

With the Rio Games only a few days away, we’re celebrating two conservation heroes of the Amazon who have been part of the Olympic flame’s epic journey around Brazil. From giant fish to wild rubber, find out how indigenous and rural communities are protecting the rainforest through Sky Rainforest Rescue. At the climax of the […]

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'Mother's little headful', winner of Young Photographer of the Year 2013 © Udayan Rao Pawar, India gallery

Crocodilian conservation: Q&A with photographer Udayan Rao Pawar

The critically endangered gharial plays a vital role in preserving the biodiversity of the mighty Ganges river and its tributaries. I spoke to Udayan Rao Pawar, a young Indian photographer who won the coveted Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2013 for his images of these endearing creatures. LP: Can you tell us about […]

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Celebrating World Rivers Day

Rowing is an athletic sport that is perhaps the closest to nature among all Olympic sports. It’s not really a surprise as rivers will attract wildlife quicker than any other ecosystem. Tarmac’d roads, rubberised tracks, or manicured pitches are hard to diversify. However at the same time we’re not dependent on nature, after all we […]

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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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