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Ivory-Inferno-Gabon. Copyright: WWF-Canon / James Morgan Illegal Wildlife trade

Will ivory burn fuel the fire for action?

On Saturday 30 April, the world’s largest ever ivory destruction will take place. Kenya will be burning 105 tonnes of ivory, along with 1.5 tonnes of rhino horn, in Nairobi National Park. This will be a strong symbolic gesture that Kenya will not tolerate the illegal wildlife trade that is killing so many of its […]

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Wind turbines at Lambrigg wind farm, owned by Npower, near Sedburgh, Cumbria, UK © Global Warming Images / WWF

Reversing nature’s decline is a wise investment – business as usual will be far more costly

Environmental and economic goals do not conflict and a healthy natural world is the foundation of a resilient, productive economy. Given recent extreme weather events in the UK and around the world, and the global scientific consensus that climate change will make such events more common, these words should by now be regarded by both […]

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Beef cattle in Grindleton in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, UK © WWF-UK Guest blog

Calling on policy makers to step up to the plate

Changing the way we eat is key to preventing dangerous climate change, and better policies are needed to drive the transition towards healthier, sustainable diets. With the launch of the Eating Better Alliance’s policy recommendations we call on governments to take urgent action on the meat in our diets, for the sake of our health and […]

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The Paris climate deal is a ‘major milestone’ to protect our future

The Paris Agreement is an unprecedented milestone – even if it is not perfect. For the first time, almost 200 countries have adopted a landmark deal on climate change action for all. Today we have seen international consensus that we must keep global temperature rise to well below 2°C and ideally 1.5°C. The UK’s world-leading […]

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Could a small nation teach the world something about tackling climate change?

Just a stone’s throw from Paris, a small country is taking a distinctive approach to tackling climate change. It’s taken six hours or so by train for me to travel to the climate talks from Cardiff, Wales. I’m here with colleagues from Stop Climate Chaos Cymru – a coalition of NGOs – to explain how […]

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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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Climate change and SDG’s – what are the links?

Last weekend in New York, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to end poverty, hunger, injustice and environmental destruction. The aim is sustainable development that benefits everyone without wrecking the planet. The set of SDGs is in itself is a great achievement, one which WWF can be really proud to have […]

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Loggerhead turtle, Funchal, Madeira

Oceans in crisis!

The new Living Blue Planet Report launched today – Wednesday 16 September – highlights that the population size of marine vertebrates has nearly halved since 1970. The overwhelming conclusion is that our oceans are in crisis. Overfishing, damage to habitats, pollution and climate change are clearly impacting significantly on marine biodiversity. And populations of fish […]

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