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Elephant ivory bracelets seized by Border Force, Heathrow Airport © WWF-UK / James Morgan Illegal Wildlife trade

Is the UK tough enough on criminals that illegally trade wildlife?

Illegal wildlife trade is a hot topic at the moment – and rightly so.  It threatens the extinction of many species as diverse as sharks, pangolins and tigers.  It sometimes seems that not a week goes by without hearing of poached rhinos in South Africa or elephants in Tanzania. So what is the UK doing […]

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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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Our blog awards ticket © Duncan Mizen

And the winners are…?

When we first entered the UK Blog Awards last year, we had no idea how people would receive us in terms of how they’d vote. Would we make it through the public vote to reach the finals? How much competition would there be? Would we win anything at all? All perfectly normal questions for any […]

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Ivory-Inferno-Gabon. Copyright: WWF-Canon / James Morgan Illegal Wildlife trade

Are we winning the battle?

I remember as a young child thinking how appalling it was that people would buy and sell wildlife into extinction. It seemed so senseless and unnecessary. I thought when I grew up I had to do something about it. It’s illegal and wrong, I reasoned, so it couldn’t be that complicated to fix could it? […]

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heart-shape island © plainpicture

Why this Valentine’s Day we must all show the love

Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Aviva Investors, tells us that whilst Paris is synonymous with Valentine’s Day, this year he’s thinking about the city in an entirely different context. Here’s why… Steve Waygood In amongst the froth and roses and marriage proposals, the Climate Coalition is asking everyone to ‘show the love’ for […]

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Dragon's Den star Deborah Meaden with the UK Border Force with illegal ivory Illegal Wildlife trade

It’s a jungle out there and someone has to police it

Some time ago now when I was a teenager I was lucky enough to go on a family holiday to Kenya and see the most amazing wildlife including elephants and rhinos, with the stunning back drop of the African savannah. Back then I was unaware that this might become an all too rare sight within […]

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Deborah Meaden holding illegal tiger skin seized at Heathrow airport

Is now the time to legalise the international trade in tiger, rhinos and elephant parts?

Is now the time to legalise the international trade in tiger, rhino and elephant parts? It doesn’t feel like it to me, but what are the facts? Only 3,200 tigers left in the wild, less than 25,000 rhinos in Africa, far fewer in Asia, and an estimated 500,000 African elephants – but losing maybe 2,500 […]

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