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Elias Kimaru in the Arabuko-Sokoke forest © Diane Walkington_WWF
Coastal Kenya Programme

A conservation legacy to be proud of

I’m sorry to say that this will be my last blog on our work in Coastal Kenya as I’m leaving WWF. Thank you I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for engaging with my blog and also to reflect on the progress we’ve made during my time with WWF. Today, Kenya’s coastal forests

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Cacao tree (Theobroma) in a plantation. Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. I Love Amazon Week

Ten products and ingredients that come from the Amazon.

The Amazon is much more than simply a beautiful, far-off tropical rainforest. It’s also a source of everyday items we rely on. Do you recognise these familiar products and ingredients? Chocolate Did you know that your favourite chocolate originates from the cacao plant? This grows wild in Central and South America and cultivating it can

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Lionesses with their cubs aged 3-6 months walking along a track (Panthera leo), Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.

Top 10 facts about the magnificent Mara

Following World Mara Day on 15 September, we’ve got the lowdown on this incredible landscape… Mara Day, held on 15 September every year, celebrates the Mara River and the unique surrounding landscape in Kenya and Tanzania. The day coincides with one of nature’s greatest events: the annual migration of wildlife from the Serengeti National Park

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Emperor penguin Chick Dawson-Lambton Glacier, Antarctica © Fritz Pölking / WWF

Top 10 facts about emperor penguins

For me, Emperor penguins are the iconic Antarctic species. When I first saw them on the ice, I was struck by their serene grace and intricate beauty. Delicate gold patches adorn their chest like an artist’s brushstroke against their otherwise black and white plumage. No other species is so perfectly adapted to survive in the

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A panda mascot with children outside the Living Planet Centre gallery

10 reasons why you should visit our panda-tastic Experience

Saturday 25 January 2014 was a pretty significant day for WWF-UK. Having moved into our fantastic Living Planet Centre back in October 2013, we finally marked the public opening of the WWF Experience! Let me take a few steps back to explain. The idea of the Living Planet Centre was born when long standing supporter

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Turtle camera tagging: a glimpse into an underwater world

Happy World Turtle Day! Today, we’re celebrating everything that’s turtle-y awesome about turtles – and in this case, we’re going to dive deeper into turtle camera tagging. In previous blogs, you might have read about the work we’re doing with flipper tags and satellite tags. And now we’re adding a new tool to our toolbox: […]

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Female farmer in Coastal Kenya. Credit: John Bett Coastal Kenya Programme

Female Farmers Champion Climate-Smart Agriculture

Women are an integral part of the agricultural sector in coastal Kenya. They play a key role in food production and food security and are, in many ways, the backbone of rural economies. As such, there’s a huge potential for women to play an important role in ensuring that agricultural practices are climate-smart, sustainable and […]

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National Tree Week

So what will you be doing this weekend? Amongst spending time with friends and family, why not consider an act to save the planet? After the chaos of “Black” Friday, why not contemplate the chance to do something more “green”? This week marks National Tree Week in the UK, when there will be projects working […]

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DEMAND RECYCLED: how Government can reduce virgin plastics and help tackle the pollution crisis.

I’m sure you’ve heard some of the shocking stats about the plastic pollution choking our oceans: 90% of seabirds have fragments of plastic in their stomach; one in two sea turtles have ingested plastic; an estimated 8 million tonnes are dumped in our oceans every single year. Thanks to awareness raising campaigns such as Sky […]

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10 things you should know about palm oil

Lately, we hear a lot about palm oil, and let’s face it, it’s usually negative and we might hear our ‘more environmentally informed’ friends tell us it’s basically the devil and we should avoid it at all costs if we care about the environment, the rainforests and the Orangutans. Well, here are ten things you […]

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British Parliamentarians On Ice

Greenland is vast, remote and insanely beautiful. It is also one the most sparsely populated countries in the world, yet it is undergoing profound environmental, geopolitical and economic change. Earlier this year, we invited a group of UK parliamentarians who were visiting Greenland to drop in on the newest office in our global network. It […]

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