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A WWF project river near a village, India. Copyright: WWF-UK

How can you transform the health of a river?

That’s the question which WWF is looking to answer in India, focusing on the iconic River Ganges – a cultural, economic and physical lifeline for India. Our Ganges programme began in 2007 and as part of our latest phase – the HSBC Water Programme – we’re taking an ambitious, holistic approach to multi-stakeholder engagement. This [...]

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Here in the UK

This Earth Hour, help Wales to lead as a sustainable country

I’m sure you’ve heard of WWF’s Earth Hour by now. It’s a global celebration of our brilliant planet – and every year millions of people around the world switch off their lights to show their support for a brighter future. In Wales, as in other countries, famous buildings go dark – from Sydney Harbour Bridge [...]

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Elephant watchtower on farmland, Kathmandu, Nepal

Creating a corridor for human-wildlife harmony

I’m in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, sitting on the roof top garden of my hotel. It’s eight o’clock in the evening. It’s already night time. There’s a slight breeze but I’m feeling very comfortable sitting in a t-shirt. But this easy life is quite a contrast to the way I’ve been living for [...]

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Two fishermen on the shore of lake Edward gallery

Living on Lake George

People who live on the shores of Lake George in Uganda earn a living from fishing and the communities also benefit from the profits from eco-tourism in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Wild herds of buffalo, antelope and elephants are big attractions and lodges and gift shops dotted around the park have created jobs for local [...]

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Ice arch iceberg climate change

Climate change – five minutes before midnight

Speaking recently in Delhi, Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said that the world was running out of time to tackle the threat of uncontrolled climate change, saying “we have five minutes before midnight.” Dr Pachauri said that humans were pushing the world’s climate system to the brink, [...]

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Kathy and Liz being filmed by the river

In the River Nar

A couple of weeks ago I went with colleagues to Norfolk to meet up with ITV’s Countrywise to look at the work of the Norfolk Rivers Trust is doing to return a stretch of the River Nar to its natural state. I met up with – and then waded with – presenter Liz Bonnin. A [...]

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The Mara River

Happy Mara Day

Sunday, 15 September is world Mara Day, celebrating the Mara River and the world renowned Mara landscape. This year’s theme focuses on the river’s health which is especially poignant at a time when these landscapes and rivers are under ever-growing pressure. The Mara River begins in the Mau Forest in Kenya. It then travels through [...]

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