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Brazil nut collecting © Michael Gunther / WWF-UK Blink and it's gone

A healthy rainforest… in a nutshell

A chocolate-coloured, toe-shaped nut. The Brazil nut. One of the finest. Full of protein, calcium, iron, selenium; one creamy crunch and you’re reaching for another. But stop there… …it’s time to travel with that Brazil nut, to see life as it sees it. Surf over the sea to the Southern Hemisphere and nose-dive into the […]

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Comedian Alistair McGowan © Sky Blink and it's gone

Standing up for the Amazon

It’s a shocking fact that 20% of the Amazon has already been lost. Deforestation remains a major concern and threatens the future of the Amazon. Even though it is the largest rainforest in the world, 60% of it is unprotected, leaving it vulnerable. It’s estimated that by 2030, a quarter of the Amazon could be […]

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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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Tikuna fishing village © WWF-UK

A fishy tale: Indigenous resource management in the Colombian Amazon

At the entrance to Lake Tarapoto in south eastern Colombia, we stepped on to a balsa -a floating house that rises and falls with the rhythms of the mighty Amazon river which feeds the lake. The balsa is a control point staffed today by three men of the Tikuna indigenous community from where they monitor […]

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Helping communities protect globally important forests

Some of the most precious forests in coastal east Africa are under threat – and with the support of Size of Wales, we’ve been stepping up efforts to save them. The Mijikenda sacred forests or ‘Kayas’ of Kenya’s coast have immense cultural, religious and traditional value. People go to these forests to pray, appease ancestral […]

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Sythwood pupils working together on their ebooks. Copyright: Alison Peacham Education

Explore, Discover, Learn…using an iPad

Embracing the use of iPads at the Living Planet Centre Here at WWF, we’re always seeking out tools that can make learning creative and exciting for pupils. So when the idea of using iPad’s came up, we saw this had huge potential for our workshops for primary schools. We wanted hands-on learning and interactive materials […]

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Graeme Le Saux battles for the ball against Colombia. World Cup 98, France © Getty Images World Cup

The threat of elimination

Lots of goals, lots of drama on and off the pitch, but very little expectation. That’s whats been happening so far in the World Cup. England never posed enough of a threat to their opposition. But there are other threats in Brazil that need addressing if we’re ever to keep hold of the varied, the […]

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Gorilla print on paper © Jacinta Sullivan

Hung up on mountain gorillas

Project Hangup was founded in 2010 by designer and illustrator Jacinta Sullivan to create beautiful, considered pieces of art and design that promote care for our environment. Jacinta and Project Hangup work as an advocate for endangered species, aiming to inspire the creative industries to actively consider more innovative, sustainable products and production methods. You […]

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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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Mountain gorilla family Virunga campaign

Politicians or Gorillas – which do you prefer?

The answer was a forgone conclusion to UK MP John Mann when he asked in Parliament which the public would prefer to save – their Members of Parliament or endangered mountain gorillas of the Virunga National Park. ‘‘Members have already raised the attempts by SOCO, a UK-based oil exploration company, to plunder the reserves in […]

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