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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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World Economic Forum Global Risks 2018 Survey

Five key environmental takeaways from Davos

World Economic Forum Global Risks 2018 SurveyThe World Economic Forum (WEF) took place this week in Davos, Switzerland, the annual event bringing politicians and business leaders together. This year, the theme was ‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’, which saw discussions around free trade, human rights, technology, and the environment. It included discussions […]

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A year in sustainability

2017 has been an interesting year for sustainable business, with commitments from government and businesses to help create a better future for people and planet. Here are our top five positive news moments. (Some) Americans are still in In the wake of President Trump’s announcement to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Agreement back […]

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forests

Our imports should support sustainable development, not environmental destruction

Today we are publishing Risky Business, a new report that examines the UK’s imports of seven everyday commodities: beef and leather, cocoa, palm oil, pulp and paper, rubber, soy, and timber. The report sets out how much of these commodities we imported into the UK every year between 2011 and 2015, and the size of […]

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Coastal mosaic, Kenya. ©MegGawler WWF Size of Wales

Drought is biting hard on water resources in coastal Kenya.

“If climate change is a shark, then water is its teeth” – James P. Bruce.  Freshwater resources in the coastal Kenya landscape, home to over 3 million people, are under severe pressure. Climate projections, and increasingly local observations, identify that changes in the climate will stress the situation further. Within the coastal Kenya landscape, particularly […]

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Red fox jumping in snow - Wildlife photography © Richard Peters

All wildlife is exotic to someone; a wildlife photographer’s inspiration.

Inspiration of a wildlife photographer As a wildlife photographer, I am often asked what inspires me. Consider this… The temperature is sitting close to -40 degrees and I’ve just seen a red fox dive into the crisp deep snow of Yellowstone National Park. Immediately looking at the photos I captured of the moment, there’s disappointment […]

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Business

Are you sitting comfortably?

Import of furniture to the UK is a multi-billion pound business, so you’d think UK furniture retailers would have the good business sense to ensure the timber for their products is sustainably produced, wouldn’t you?  Are you sitting comfortably? I’ll introduce you to a story about this trade. In 2015, our first Timber Scorecard looked at whether UK businesses across different sectors were  […]

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Fantastic animals and where to find them

In the dark, rippling reeds by the lake, something stirred. Rain beat down on me like tennis balls, thunder crumpled the air around me as if a sheet of card being folded by some irritable giant up on the hill, fumbling his origami sculpture, his curses the sharp shocks of lightning bringing the forest suddenly […]

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