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Framed photos at the Tiger Talk exhibition

The unsung heroes of tiger conservation






What makes a great event? Or maybe the question is really what makes a great party… recently I attended my dream party. What could be better than Mayfair as a location, true stories from anti-poaching rangers and vivid tiger photography from the field of conservation – all exhibited in the gallery reception rooms of the […]

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Sumatran forest elephant, Indonesia. © naturepl.com/ Nick Garbutt/ WWF-Canon.

Bridging the gap: Elephants, pineapples, and Prince William






What do you think about when you’re cleaning an elephant in a river? Maybe you’d be thinking about keeping your balance or hoping your elephant doesn’t decide to wade any deeper into the river. You probably wouldn’t think about standing in the same room as Prince William as he pledges to tackle the illegal wildlife […]

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Duncan Mizen - WWF Blog Manager

Five for Friday: Paddington Bear, Spiderman, Turtles, how super!






Hello again blog readers. Since my first ‘Five for Friday’ there’s been a very large amount of activity here on the blog site, mainly around fighting to end wildlife crime, but also about T-shirts, running in the Antarctic…oh and Paddington bear. I’m aware that my first post was a tad long, so I’m going to […]

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

TRAFFIC drop in to talk about illegal wildlife trade






TRAFFIC – a joint programme of WWF and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature – is the only global organisation that focuses solely on monitoring and reducing the illegal wildlife trade. With poaching reaching crisis point – 1,004 rhinos killed by poachers in South Africa alone in 2013 and about 22, 000 African […]

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Group photo of the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade. Photo courtesy of Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Illegal Wildlife trade

London Conference round up: Is the tide finally turning on illegal wildlife trade?






WWF-UK’s species conservation work is almost exclusively focused on protecting species abroad. This means I work from our base at the Living Planet Centre in Woking focused mostly on activities happening thousands of miles away. However, this week the global attention on one of our priority issues – the illegal wildlife trade – was focused […]

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Indian elephant, Rapti river, Chitwan, Nepal. © naturepl.com/ Andrew Parkinson/ WWF-Canon Illegal Wildlife trade

If music be the food of love – sing ‘the elephant song’






As the campaign team of WWF Thailand, we are proud to be part of the global effort to combat the issue of wildlife trafficking – in particular the illegal ivory trade. The elephant is the national animal of Thailand and during the era of King Rama V, the elephant also was on Thailand’s national flag. […]

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A rhino lies sedated, being cared for by rangers, ready for it's notching and microchipping Illegal Wildlife trade

Rhinos lend an ear in the fight against illegal wildlife trade






After a long flight, with my traditional seating position of legs around my head – did I mention before I’m tall? – I finally arrived in Nairobi. One thing certainly never changes in Nairobi – traffic. It always surprises me that anyone actually ever makes it to their destination, but make it they do. Cars […]

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Dragon's Den star Deborah Meaden with the UK Border Force with illegal ivory Illegal Wildlife trade

It’s a jungle out there and someone has to police it






Some time ago now when I was a teenager I was lucky enough to go on a family holiday to Kenya and see the most amazing wildlife including elephants and rhinos, with the stunning back drop of the African savannah. Back then I was unaware that this might become an all too rare sight within […]

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Anti-poaching watchers in a boat on the Bhavanisagar reservoir Illegal Wildlife trade

Watchers of the great Western Ghats






The Western Ghats in Southern India is one of the world’s hotspots for biodiversity and is a WWF priority eco-region. It is a large landscape consisting of tiger reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and other forests, forming large areas of connected habitat for wide ranging species such as elephants and tigers. But despite it’s greatness, the landscape […]

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