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Karen Edwards watching King penguins, South Georgia © Brad Siviour Wear it Wild

Wear it Wild: Going wild in South Georgia






Each year, organisations like WWF work tirelessly to raise money for conservation projects and communities – in an attempt to stop some of our planet’s incredible wildlife becoming extinct. The truth is, since 1970, populations of wild species have fallen by half. Which means iconic species like tigers, elephants and rhinos could become extinct in […]

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Ivory-Inferno-Gabon. Copyright: WWF-Canon / James Morgan Illegal Wildlife trade

Will ivory burn fuel the fire for action?






On Saturday 30 April, the world’s largest ever ivory destruction will take place. Kenya will be burning 105 tonnes of ivory, along with 1.5 tonnes of rhino horn, in Nairobi National Park. This will be a strong symbolic gesture that Kenya will not tolerate the illegal wildlife trade that is killing so many of its […]

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Leopard print scarf for a quick wild fix. Copyright: Vickie Richards Wear it Wild

Wear to start – a beginner’s guide to eco-fashion






When you think of WWF, you may not immediately think of fashion, but our new event will make the world of fashion and precious species collide. We’re calling on people around the UK to dress to express their wild side for our Wear it Wild campaign launching on Friday 5 June. But more on that […]

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Penguins diving © Cathy Morrow Events

Pandas, Pavements and Pens






Cathy Morrow is one of our Team Panda supporters who has helped us fundraise, but as well as her running talents, Cathy also has an even bigger talent, she’s an exceptional artist. And it’s with this amazing skill that Cathy has helped to raise money for her event. Here’s her story… Maybe I’ll start with […]

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Richard dressed as Mr Incredible, Amsterdam Marathon © Richard Whitty Events

The final hurdle






On Saturday 25 October at half five, I climbed out of bed and headed into a cold shower, while trying not to wake up my girlfriend. After this mildly uncomfortable wake up call, I will start my final pre-race routine. First check the gels, make sure I have salt tablets, pack two pairs of running […]

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Royal Parks runner Carlos De Oliveira © Carlos De Oliveira Events

A right Royal run for the money






So Team Panda have been at it again…this time at The Royal Parks Half Marathon in London! On Sunday 12 October 16,000 people took part in the capital’s prettiest half marathon. Our fabulous team of 17 runners had been busy preparing not only getting the miles under their belt, but getting creative with their fundraising. […]

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Baby turtle on a beach, Malaysia © WWF-Malaysia Malaysia

Turtle Guardians are the real heroes






I’m on a six month secondment to WWF-Malaysia, and was lucky enough to get the chance to do night patrol on the turtle beaches of Melaka. Here, WWF employs ‘Turtle Guardians’ to conduct research on Hawksbill and Green turtles and collect and incubate their eggs to thwart poachers. Four of the world’s seven species of […]

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Richard Whitty and his cycling team Events

Le Tour de Rayleigh






What started off as a sneaky idea over a beer following a one day ride quickly escalated to reality over night. The magnificent five were booked up and ready to take on 250 miles from Paris back to our home town of Rayleigh. The tour, dubbed ‘Le Tour de Rayleigh’ would be done over three […]

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