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'Mother's little headful', winner of Young Photographer of the Year 2013 © Udayan Rao Pawar, India gallery

Crocodilian conservation: Q&A with photographer Udayan Rao Pawar

The critically endangered gharial plays a vital role in preserving the biodiversity of the mighty Ganges river and its tributaries. I spoke to Udayan Rao Pawar, a young Indian photographer who won the coveted Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2013 for his images of these endearing creatures. LP: Can you tell us about […]

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World Wetlands Day

Five stories from our world’s wetlands

Happy World Wetlands Day! Our wetlands are essential for life, they’re home to a variety of wildlife, help prevent flooding, store carbon dioxide to regulate climate change and protect our coastlines. But did you know that more than a billion people make a living from wetlands across the world?  Wetlands provide livelihoods, from fishing and […]

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Wild swimmers at a small falls by Badgworthy pool Tim Sheerman-Chase / Flickr rivers

Making a splash for our rivers

Last week, people across Europe celebrated their local river, lake or beach by jumping in them! This is all part of a project called ‘The Big Jump’ which does exactly what it says on the tin – encourages people to jump in their local river, lake or beach and reconnect people with their water environment. […]

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Mobile phone being used for citizen science © Antonio Oveido WWF-Brazil From the field

Sky Rainforest Rescue supports extreme citizen science

Local fisherman Damião was navigating along a remote stretch of the Envira river in state of Acre, Brazil during the rainy season. He stopped at Sacado lake, set down his backpack, and pulled out his smartphone with global positioning system (GPS) receiver. First checking the GPS to make sure he was at the right spot, […]

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Pantanal Pact – 20 down, 5 to go!

A week celebrating the environment finishes on a massive high in Brazil with the news that 20 mayors signed up to the Pantanal Pact. Along with these commitments, WWF, the Mato Grosso state government and six other institutions also signed on the dotted line. Not bad going for an event that wasn’t even on our […]

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