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Coastal mosaic, Kenya. ©MegGawler WWF Size of Wales

Drought is biting hard on water resources in coastal Kenya.






“If climate change is a shark, then water is its teeth” – James P. Bruce.  Freshwater resources in the coastal Kenya landscape, home to over 3 million people, are under severe pressure. Climate projections, and increasingly local observations, identify that changes in the climate will stress the situation further. Within the coastal Kenya landscape, particularly […]

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African elephant © Richard Barrett / WWF-UK forests

A plan for water in Kwale: vital for forests, wildlife and people






Water is a major issue for everyone in Kenya. The country is classified as ‘chronically water scarce’ and demands for water largely exceeds the available supply. Many of our key industries, such as agriculture, tourism and energy production, are highly dependent on rainfall and water availability. At the same time, rapidly increasing urban populations and […]

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Itezhi-tezhi Dam, water flowing out of retention basin© Sarah Black / WWF World Water Week

Water security at basin scale; the importance of power, politics and communication






With World Water Week taking place this week in Stockholm, I have been thinking back to the Water Security Short Course at the University of East Anglia (UEA) that I was lucky enough to attend recently. In this blog I share the key lessons I took away including the importance of setting our actions in the catchment context and […]

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Karen Edwards watching King penguins, South Georgia © Brad Siviour Wear it Wild

Wear it Wild: Going wild in South Georgia






Each year, organisations like WWF work tirelessly to raise money for conservation projects and communities – in an attempt to stop some of our planet’s incredible wildlife becoming extinct. The truth is, since 1970, populations of wild species have fallen by half. Which means iconic species like tigers, elephants and rhinos could become extinct in […]

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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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