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Tiger by river

There’s a big cat inside every small cat

It’s just over a year since Alison Clark, Global VP of Corporate Affairs at Mars Petcare, journeyed to see WWF’s work in the tiger lands of Nepal to mark the launch of our exciting new fundraising partnership with Whiskas. Since then, Whiskas UK and their customers have contributed more than £500,000 for our global initiative […]

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Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia

A voice from the wilderness

Conservation is about power. More precisely it is about the governance of land and how different interests get a say on that governance. Important questions for any conservation initiative therefore relate to who exerts power, how they do it and, critically, if important voices are missing how they be brought to the table? Power, of […]

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Jin Kai during training © Wayne Wu/TRAFFIC Illegal Wildlife trade

The great dog detectives

At the arrivals hall of China’s Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, passengers are bustling as usual. Jin Kai is carrying out a routine inspection of passengers’ luggage. Although Jin Kai isn’t the typical airport security officer you’d expect… she’s a Labrador. Jin Kai is one of the first graduates from a detector dog training programme run […]

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Medal winners. Copyright: London2012IOC Commonwealth Games

From London to Glasgow: making the sustainability link

The 2014 edition of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is over half way through now and the excitement keeps rising. Athletes, from countries formerly part of the British Empire, have performed extraordinarily well in various disciplines. But how will this games perform against that of London 2012 in terms of it’s sustainability? Only a few […]

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Red squirrel, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland © Wild Wonders of Europe/Peter Cairns / WWF

Our kingdom of nature – not so united

On the whole, the United Kingdom seems to love its nature. We worship Attenborough, re-use and recycle, and are encouraged to make our gardens wildlife friendly. But how much do UK citizens really understand the threats to – and importance of – nature? A 2013 Flash Eurobarometer Survey interviewed 25,537 people from the 27 EU […]

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Amur tiger caught on a camera trap © Toshiji Fukuda World Tiger Day

A majestic animal on its knees

We scanned the plain with binoculars for any sign of movement, the only light coming from the half-full moon overhead.  The threat – we knew – was real. The previous evening a group of youths had been stopped, drunk and armed with a rifle. I was with the World Wildlife Fund in the furthest eastern […]

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