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River Cray, Kent © Fullstreak Holes Photography / Flickr

In times of austerity, do people still care about the environment?

This year we’re at all the party conferences. The theme is affordability and the question – in times of austerity, do people still care about the environment? What do you think about when you boil the kettle for a morning cuppa, or have a soak after a long day at work? It’s probably not the […]

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Polar bear, Svalbard © Gert Polet, WWF Netherlands climate change

Decreasing Arctic sea ice leaves polar bears at a crossroads

Arctic Sea ice is reported to have reached its 2014 minimum on 17 September, before the onset of the winter freeze. At 5.02 million km 2 (1.94 million km 2), it is the sixth lowest on satellite record, demonstrating the continued downward trend in Arctic sea ice. The last eight years have been the lowest […]

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Richard Whitty and his cycling team Events

Le Tour de Rayleigh

What started off as a sneaky idea over a beer following a one day ride quickly escalated to reality over night. The magnificent five were booked up and ready to take on 250 miles from Paris back to our home town of Rayleigh. The tour, dubbed ‘Le Tour de Rayleigh’ would be done over three […]

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Size of Wales

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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WWF team at FSC General Assembly, Seville © Kerry Cesareo, WWF US FSC

FSC General Assembly 2014, Seville – future for forests for all

Last week, I attended my first Forest Stewardship Council General Assembly. Its an assembly of the companies, environmental organisations, civil society groups, and individuals that make up the membership of FSC, and as such share the responsibility of setting the direction for FSC. We tackled issues critical to supporting people, nature, and business, as the […]

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glove and mountains © Luke McCarthy climate change

Climate change is turning my sport upside down

Freestyle skier and devoted WWF supporter, Luke McCarthy got in touch with me back in 2013 with a simple but urgent question: “I’m worried about the future of my sport. How can I help you to spread the word about climate change?” Today, he’s channeling his energy, enthusiasm and talent into creating a film about […]

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Loggerhead turtle trapped in a drifting abandoned net subsequently released, Mediterranean Sea © Jordi Chias/uwaterphoto.com gallery

Jordi Chias: how images can boost conservation

Underwater photographer Jordi Chias, who won the ‘One Earth’ award at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2010 with his image ‘Turtle in trouble’, reflects on photography’s essential role in promoting conservation. Do you feel that photos like ‘Turtle in Trouble’ can benefit conservation? Photography and film are a powerful tool for conservation. We  […]

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