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Reflections from the Alliance for Water Stewardship Forum 2017

The Alliance for Water Stewardship forum in Edinburgh has just finished. It’s only in its second year but feels like a meeting that’s gathering momentum and it would be great to see it continue. There were many interesting sessions and discussions, including the launch of a new WWF report looking at how well agricultural sustainability […]

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Five reasons why your business will be tackling water issues by 2020

People, economies and nature – they all depend on water. But by 2025, UNESCO predicts that water demands for two-thirds of the world’s population will exceed the available supply. In a world of increasingly severe water scarcity and pollution, it’s essential we improve how we manage freshwater resources right now. Businesses of every kind and […]

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Traditional boat, Ganges river, Kahalgoan, Bihar, India, 2001 © naturepl.com / Neil Lucas / WWF

What links the iconic River Ganges to the shoes on your feet?

If the shoes on your feet, the bridle on your horse or the wallet in your pocket comes from India, there’s a good chance it was produced in a tannery along the Ganges River. The problem is that these tannery clusters are causing an issue; they’re polluting the Ganges with heavy metals, process chemicals and […]

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Wildebeest migration, Mara River, Kenya. © Martin Harvey / WWF

Celebrating the Mara River this World Mara Day

Famous for the annual wildebeest migration and the lifeblood of the Maasai Mara and Serengeti ecosystem – today on World Mara Day we celebrate the great Mara River and our work to sustain it. It’s World Mara Day – a symbolic day to highlight the significance of the Mara ecosystem and the value of its […]

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The second mountaintop reptile © Philippe J. R. Kok

Eight unique and wonderful new Amazon species you didn’t know existed

Did you know that new species are constantly being discovered? We have good news to share. 381 new species were recently discovered in the Amazon, our new report highlights. The Amazon is both the largest tropical forest and the largest river system, playing a vital role in global climate regulation. It extends over 1% of […]

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River Itchen chalk stream in Hampshire, UK Chalk streams

Why England’s chalk-streams are drying and dying

Why are England’s chalk-streams disappearing? Charles Rangeley-Wilson, a writer, photographer and conservationist, explores the reasons why they are drying and dying, and shares his photographs from a recent trip to the South of England. The pressure on our natural resources is illustrated in the quiet death of a chalk-stream. And this year 2017, they are […]

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