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

Brazilian election drama to continue to a second round

Last weekend I was very eager to power up my computer to find out the result of the Brazilian elections which had taken place on Sunday.  It was no surprise to learn that the incumbent, Dilma Rousseff of the Brazilian Working Party (PT) had failed to secure enough votes to win outright and consequently the […]

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Delegates and WWF staff networking at the Getting Down to Business event © Hugh Mehta

Getting down to business with WWF

Last month, our Corporate Partnerships team hosted its first major partnership event ‘Getting down to business with WWF’. Held at The Living Planet Centre (our new eco-home in Woking), it was a great platform for our corporate partners and corporate friends to network with one another, be inspired by their partnerships and discuss some shared […]

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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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Close up of a spectacled bear

Spotted: The bear that inspired Paddington

The spectacled bear is extremely elusive and is considered ‘Vulnerable’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) ‘Red List’. It is the only bear native to South America and was the inspiration for Michael Bond’s Paddington bear and a movie later this year featuring the voice of Colin Firth. Despite being the largest […]

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Amazon river, Cuyabeno. © Camilo Ortega.

I haven’t been anywhere exciting lately- but I think I just helped save the Amazon

When you work in conservation, you find yourself using terms such as ‘stakeholder engagement’, ‘alliance building’, ‘networking’, and ‘negotiated trade-offs’ without much thought. They become part of your everyday lexicon. However, what all these phrases reveal – in their different ways – is that conservation is about bringing people and organisations together to find the […]

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Amazon River Dolphins

And the species just keep on coming (but for how much longer)?

I find it amazing to think that even in this day and age new species are still being discovered. In a world where technology, economy, politics and business increasingly take centre stage, somewhere in the most remote reaches of our incredible natural world there are yet more species waiting to be discovered. Earlier this year […]

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Cacao tree (Theobroma) in a plantation. Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. I Love Amazon Week

Ten products and ingredients that come from the Amazon.

The Amazon is much more than simply a beautiful, far-off tropical rainforest. It’s also a source of everyday items we rely on. Do you recognise these familiar products and ingredients? Chocolate Did you know that your favourite chocolate originates from the cacao plant? This grows wild in Central and South America and cultivating it can […]

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