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Belize reef, South Water Caye. Belize. World Heritage Site

Four years of World Heritage wins and how you, our supporters, helped us to get there.

On October 20, a small developing country made strides in the right direction. The Prime Minister of Belize brought legislation to the table that will see oil exploration and exploitation completely put to a stop in Belizean waters, which got us thinking about all the incredible milestones you have helped us to achieve throughout the […]

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Vaquita

Fighting extinction: a last chance for vaquitas

Chris Johnson, Oceans Science Manager for WWF-Australia, is one of very few people to have seen vaquitas in the wild. Nicknamed ‘the panda of the sea’, the vaquita is the smallest and most endangered marine mammal, with fewer than 30 left. This Endangered Species Day, we’re putting the spotlight on this little porpoise, and calling […]

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Origami birds

23 Origami Birds You Can Fold for the #OrigamiMigration

You’ve probably already heard of the #OrigamiMigration to help protect the wetlands of Doñana National Park in Spain. These wetlands are visited every year by six million migratory birds and the Spanish government currently has river dredging plans that threaten their habitat. WWF is calling on people to fold their own origami birds and post […]

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Giant panda in tree, Wolong Nature Reserve, China © Bernard De Wetter/WWF

15 highlights from 2015 for WWF

Look back over this past year and explore some standout stories from 2015. They really demonstrate how varied our global projects are! Whether it’s Arctic exploring with JacksGap, eco-fashion tips for ‘Wear It Wild’ or a GoPro strapped to a turtle in the Great Barrier Reef, you’re bound to discover something exciting as we look back at 2015. 1. Rod Downie […]

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Photo call in Trafalgal Square gallery

People power really can protect our most precious places

Home to Nelson’s Column, the iconic stone lions, the famous Fourth Plinth… and of course a lot of pigeons… it’s only natural to think of Trafalgar Square as one of the capital’s must-see places for anyone visiting the city. More importantly it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So on a beautifully sunny morning this […]

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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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Baby mountain gorilla, Virunga © Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon

Investors as key to securing Virunga’s oil-free future

The role that investors can play in influencing company behaviour must not be underestimated. The way in which companies approach issues associated with human rights, community engagement and environmental sustainability has far reaching impacts on corporate profitability and shareholder value and is coming under increased scrutiny by investors. Recent years have witnessed a great deal […]

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Sunrise over the Virunga mountains Virunga campaign

Virunga news: UK government still opposed to oil exploration in national park

“Read all about it!” the UK government is still against oil exploration in Virunga World Heritage Site… Not exactly new news, but it seems it is to the oil company SOCO International PLC (Soco). Given that the UK government stated its opposition in September 2012, it was a surprise to read Soco arguing the UK […]

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