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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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A truck loaded with acacia leaves the plantation. Phu Loc district, Vietnam. © James Morgan / WWF WWF Timber Scorecard 2017

Retail industry backs WWF’s work to combat deforestation

Illegal timber sourcing is a huge issue for the environment as it leads to deforestation and biodiversity loss. But is everyone doing the best they can to combat it? Guest blogger Leah Riley Brown, from the British Retail Consortium, discusses more. Retailers across the UK understand that the world’s forests perform critical functions both globally and […]

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Livestock on the banks of Lake Kenyatta, Lamu, Kenya © John Bett / WWF-Kenya Earth Hour

Efforts to halt the demise of Lake Kenyatta

Lake Kenyatta is one of the largest freshwater bodies in Lamu County, on the north Kenyan coast. It supplies water to an estimated 60,000 people as well as being a critical water source for wildlife and livestock. But the lake is under threat, and those threats are growing. When visiting Lake Kenyatta you can’t miss […]

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Can we see the light at the end of the forest? © Will Ashley-Cantello forests

Mock exam on zero deforestation: how did we do?

Today, a significant progress report on forest conservation across the world will be launched. Pre-released last week, the collaborative assessment led by Climate Focus in partnership with other organizations assesses progress towards the international goals in the 2015 New York Declaration on Forests. It shows a mixed scorecard and highlights deficiencies in data. The new progress […]

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Fisherman, Mafamede, Mozambique Guest blog

Food security – what is it and why does it matter?

When the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was founded on 16 October 1945, it was the first major international organisation with the purpose of ‘ensuring humanity’s freedom from hunger’. FAO celebrates World Food Day every year on 16 October to commemorate this, and to raise awareness about hunger, nutrition and food […]

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An almost dried up farmer's watering hole on a farm near Shepper climate change

The A to Z of Climate Change

Climate change can be a complicated and confusing topic.  For many people it seems abstract and irrelevant to their lives, but with so many species, habitats and people being impacted it’s becoming ever more important to engage with. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of International Literacy Day, I’m sharing my A-Z of climate change, covering […]

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