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World Wetlands Day

Five stories from our world’s wetlands






Happy World Wetlands Day! Our wetlands are essential for life, they’re home to a variety of wildlife, help prevent flooding, store carbon dioxide to regulate climate change and protect our coastlines. But did you know that more than a billion people make a living from wetlands across the world?  Wetlands provide livelihoods, from fishing and […]

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Food Futures: from business as usual to business unusual






There is no more profound and worthwhile a challenge than attempting to answer the question: how will we feed another one billion people sustainably and healthily by 2025? And that’s what we’ve been trying to do at WRAP, as over the last ten months we’ve been working closely with the team at 3keel and a […]

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Pig and piglets feeding out on the grass

Food Security: From individual to collective action






Food security is a much discussed and misunderstood subject. It is complex. It is local, national, regional and global. It will be different depending on who or what you are, be it a smallholder in the sub-Saharan Africa or one in the UK, now labelled as  a “hobby farmer”. A multinational chain has a different […]

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Fisherman in Lamu ©Rika Theron

Giving fisherfolk training for sustaining in Lamu






Fish stocks in Lamu seascape are the most abundant and robust for coral reefs in Kenya. Located at the southern end of the Somali upwelling, the nutrient rich waters of Lamu seascape provide the optimal conditions for Kenya’s best stocks of pelagic (open ocean), demersal (near or at the bottom of a body of water) […]

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Mobile phone being used for citizen science © Antonio Oveido WWF-Brazil From the field

Sky Rainforest Rescue supports extreme citizen science






Local fisherman Damião was navigating along a remote stretch of the Envira river in state of Acre, Brazil during the rainy season. He stopped at Sacado lake, set down his backpack, and pulled out his smartphone with global positioning system (GPS) receiver. First checking the GPS to make sure he was at the right spot, […]

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Newlyn, Cornwall ©Jiri Rezac / WWF-UK gallery

Five steps to better management for Europe’s seas






The UK government has opened a consultation on its Marine Strategy Framework Directive  (MSFD) Programme of Measures. The Programme of Measures is a key step in the MSFD cycle. Let’s remind ourselves of the cycle again… Step 1 Each member state must carry out an assessment of their seas and set targets and indicators under […]

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