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Turtle eating plastic bag ©Paulo Oliveira / Alamy Stock Photo

Marine turtles and plastics

Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous manmade compounds on earth. Since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early 1950s to 2015, humans have created more than 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics. Alarmingly, more than half of that plastic was produced in the last 13 years. Unless something drastic is done, […]

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Inside a tannery in India © James Lovick/Tinderflint water stewardship

The Leather Buyers Platform: a collaborative approach to protecting the Ganges

The Ganges is one of the world’s iconic rivers, and its home to over 650 million people, making it the most populous river basin in the world. But it’s not just people who rely on this mighty river, it’s also home to a number of incredible species including Ganges river dolphins, gharials (a specialist fish-eating […]

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Agreement reached between Southern Water & the Environment Agency paves the way for better water resources planning

April 21 is World Fish Migration Day, the perfect opportunity to celebrate a recent agreement which will help protect rare chalk streams, home to trout and migratory fish such as salmon. These rivers, when in pristine condition, are beautiful, unique habitats. Their crystal clear waters have been filtered through chalk aquifers. Their clean gravel beds […]

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Rebecca May © WWF International Women's Day

People at the heart of wildlife conservation

Our relationships on this planet are tangled up in a complex web of life, where what we do affects other living beings and our physical surroundings. So why then do we seem to damage the natural resources that we depend on? And how can people-centred solutions to conservation protect wildlife and wild places? On the […]

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Aerial view of the Pantanal © R.Isotti, A.Cambone / Homo Ambiens / WWF gallery

The wonder of wetlands

Today is World Wetlands Day, a day to celebrate our wonderful wetlands, the wildlife that thrives within them and the benefits that we as a society gain from them. Wetlands cover very little of the world’s surface, but are home to a disproportionately large number of species, including almost 45 per cent of the world’s […]

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