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Freshwater Dam, Ceres, Western Cape © WWF-UK World Water Week

Water stewardship in agriculture takes centre stage

This week in Stockholm, water’s ‘great and the good’ are meeting to discuss its many challenges. As usual, policy makers, NGO’s and progressive businesses are here but excitingly, this year, farmers are getting a larger share of the debate – a critical development given 70% of all water use is in agriculture. One of the […]

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Houses of Parliament © Treye Rice / Flickr

Politicians can deliver a Greener Britain

With the next UK General Election just eight months away, now is the time for political parties to set out their ambitions for the environment during the next Parliament. Today, along with nine other leading environmental groups, we’re launching Greener Britain, our blueprint for a greener, fairer, better Britain in a more sustainable world. The […]

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Not just ‘one big watery mass’

With this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards, our chief adviser on all things marine – Louise Heaps – considers how important photography has been for highlighting the incredible diversity of life hidden beneath the sea’s surface. What inspired you to start working with the marine environment? I grew up by the sea, so I think […]

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Alex Mustard selfie with a friendly young grey seal. Farne Islands, Northumberland © Alexander Mustard gallery

4 questions for BWPA 2014 winner Alex Mustard

Alex Mustard is a UK photographer who has been taking underwater photographs for 30 years and has worked as a full time underwater photographer for the last 10 years. Previously, he worked as a marine biologist at the UK’s National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. His innovative underwater photographs are respected and celebrated around the world. He […]

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Sophie Stafford’s top tips for budding photographers

Sophie Stafford talks about judging this years BWPA Sophie Stafford was Editor of BBC Wildlife Magazine for over eight years. A trained biologist with a passion for photography, she travelled the globe in search of the best wildlife stories and images for the award-winning magazine and its website. She judged BBC Wildlife’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer […]

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5 questions answered by James Brickell

BWPA judge James Brickell tells us about wildlife film-making. James Brickell is a two-time BAFTA award winning wildlife filmmaker at BBC Natural History Unit.  He joined the BBC in 1997 where he has been responsible for many groundbreaking sequences and ‘world firsts’ in his career. His work includes ‘The Really Wild Show’, ‘Wildlife on One’, […]

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Learning to live with a changing climate

People living around the Boni forest in Kenya have been adapting to a changing environment for years. But this is different. The magnitude and rate of change in the local climate is now so great, that many of the traditional coping strategies are ineffective or unsustainable. It’s leading to damage to the environment and food […]

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Happiness

It starts early: with that very first miraculous smile. When my son was born 10 months ago now, I began to wonder when that first of many smiles will appear across his face. First it was unconscious… however, very soon that conscious smile conveyed so much: trust, security, learning and – perhaps most importantly – […]

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Reporting on the Environmental Systemic Risk Roundtable

On 20 June 2014, WWF, RSA and PwC brought together participants from insurers, environmental analysts and campaigners to discuss environmental systemic risk (ESR).  Here are my thoughts on how it went. I was both excited and nervous going into the roundtable to launch the report on ESR. Would we get good representation at the meeting? […]

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