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Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to see the orang-utan in it’s natural habitat. It was a beautiful experience. But with Asia’s orange-haired great apes labelled as ‘critically endangered’, the chances are we won’t be able to visit them for much longer. But why are we losing them and what can be done to

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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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Smuggled Tiger Cub © WWF-Canon / James Morgan Illegal Wildlife trade

9 images that tell the story of illegal wildlife trade

WWF commissioned the award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker James Morgan to travel to Africa and Asia to document the grisly realities behind both the supply and demand sides of the illegal wildlife trade. Here, James tells us the story behind some of his images. And he explains why we need to find new ways to tackle

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Sumatran orang-utan ©Karen Edwards Global Orangutan Day

A trek in search of Asia’s ‘critically endangered’ orang-utan

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to see the orang-utan in it’s natural habitat. It was a beautiful experience. But with Asia’s orange-haired great apes labelled as ‘critically endangered’, the chances are we won’t be able to visit them for much longer. But why are we losing them and what can be done to […]

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Ranger looking out © Robert Magori

Maasai Community Scouts: first line of defense in the Mara

There is beauty in ownership. Ownership of a project, property and even rights. But there is greater beauty in conservation when a community owns iconic wildlife heritage bestowed on them and willingly offer to defend them. This is the story of community scouts in the greater Maasai Mara ecosystem. Imagine a family in a remote […]

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Endangered Bengal tiger in Bhutan © Emmanuel Rondeau

Rare tiger in Bhutan captured on camera

We sent wildlife filmmaker Emmanuel Rondeau on a mission to capture footage of the endangered tiger in Bhutan. With only around 100 wild tigers in this country, this was no easy task. But, despite torrential downpours, high altitudes and high terrain, he succeeded! And captured some other interesting animals on film too…. Meet Emmanuel My name is […]

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Indian tiger passing through water lilies, Bangkok Zoo, Thailand. © Martin Harvey human-wildlife conflict

Here’s your chance to help reduce human-wildlife conflict!

Imagine you’re a Canadian living in the Arctic Circle. You’ve recently been told that polar bears have been spotted roaming around your town. You might now be quite scared to walk around your neighbourhood, especially at night on your own. But one day you’re round a friend’s house for dinner and stay later than expected. […]

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Virunga National Park: my mountain gorilla hat-trick

When I’m not wearing my glasses, my eyesight is truly shocking. First thing in the morning this is copeable with (some might argue favourable…), but when I need to see things that matter I unquestionably need my glasses. On the list of ‘things that matter’, seeing mountain gorillas in the wild is right up there, […]

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Satellite tagged turtle © Mike Olendo/WWF World Sea Turtle Day

It’s marine turtle nesting season and this year we’re satellite tagging!

Happy World Sea Turtle Day! Each year on 16 June we turn our attention to the amazing world of marine turtles. In Kenya, World Sea Turtle Day coincides with the peak nesting season and this year there are some exciting technological developments in our conservation efforts. Five species of marine turtles are known to visit Kenyan […]

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Vaquita

Fighting extinction: a last chance for vaquitas

Chris Johnson, Oceans Science Manager for WWF-Australia, is one of very few people to have seen vaquitas in the wild. Nicknamed ‘the panda of the sea’, the vaquita is the smallest and most endangered marine mammal, with fewer than 30 left. This Endangered Species Day, we’re putting the spotlight on this little porpoise, and calling […]

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