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An aerial view of the Pantanal Donana

Why worry about wetlands?






Today is World Wetlands Day, commemorating the signing of the Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands in 1971. More importantly, it’s a day to celebrate the amazing diversity and value of wetlands around the globe. As the name suggests, wetlands are water-rich areas that are flooded either permanently or seasonally. The […]

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Conservation hero Robenir (left) receives the Olympic torch at the beginning of his leg of the relay © Rio 2016 / Fernando Soutello Olympics

Lighting the way to Olympic and Amazon glory






With the Rio Games only a few days away, we’re celebrating two conservation heroes of the Amazon who have been part of the Olympic flame’s epic journey around Brazil. From giant fish to wild rubber, find out how indigenous and rural communities are protecting the rainforest through Sky Rainforest Rescue. At the climax of the […]

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'Mother's little headful', winner of Young Photographer of the Year 2013 © Udayan Rao Pawar, India gallery

Crocodilian conservation: Q&A with photographer Udayan Rao Pawar






The critically endangered gharial plays a vital role in preserving the biodiversity of the mighty Ganges river and its tributaries. I spoke to Udayan Rao Pawar, a young Indian photographer who won the coveted Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2013 for his images of these endearing creatures. LP: Can you tell us about […]

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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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World Pantanal Day

‘Water Stories’ from the world’s largest wetland – The Pantanal






Happy Pantanal Day! It’s a wetland that borders Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, that’s the size of Belgium, Portugal and Switzerland – no wonder it needs its own day of celebration. In the second part of a Q and A series with photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz we explore what makes this beautiful place unique, the challenges it […]

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Highly commended Mike Snelle ‘Common Dolphin’ (Common dolphin, Dephinus delphis), Pembrokeshire, Wales. gallery

Celebrating British wildlife in pictures






For someone who’s passionate about conservation photography and our wonderful wildlife, it’s an exciting time. It’s when I get to view, and judge, the best of the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA). And this year’s WWF-sponsored Coast and Marine category didn’t disappoint. It delivered a spectacular snapshot of the incredible range of species that grace […]

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‘Water Stories’ from the Yangtze – with photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz






Leonardo Da Vinci once said ‘water is the driving force of all nature’. But as our world becomes more populous and industrialised water quality is declining, threatening human health and species –since 1970, there has been a 76% decline in populations of freshwater species around the world. Mustafah Abdulaziz is an American documentary photographer based in […]

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