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Elephant ivory bracelets seized by Border Force, Heathrow Airport © WWF-UK / James Morgan africa

Is the UK tough enough on criminals that illegally trade wildlife?






Illegal wildlife trade is a hot topic at the moment – and rightly so.  It threatens the extinction of many species as diverse as sharks, pangolins and tigers.  It sometimes seems that not a week goes by without hearing of poached rhinos in South Africa or elephants in Tanzania. So what is the UK doing […]

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Rhino horn and tiger teeth for sale on the black market in Hanoi, Vietnam © Robert Patterson / WWF Illegal Wildlife trade

Eyes on Viet Nam as it hosts an international illegal wildlife trade conference






On the 17-18 November, the Vietnamese government will host an international conference on illegal wildlife trade.  It’s been reported that 54 countries will be represented at this meeting to discuss what they can do to tackle this devastating trade. This is a trade that last year drove the killing of around 20,000 elephants and nearly […]

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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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Our blog awards ticket © Duncan Mizen

And the winners are…?






When we first entered the UK Blog Awards last year, we had no idea how people would receive us in terms of how they’d vote. Would we make it through the public vote to reach the finals? How much competition would there be? Would we win anything at all? All perfectly normal questions for any […]

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An African elephant, Botswana. gallery

A year in focus: 12 inspiring images and WWF’s work in 2013






As WWF-UK’s picture editor, I’m constantly reminded how wonderful our world is. From a hard-won image of a rare Amur tiger to a touching insight into gorilla behaviour, the following images show why our work has never been more vital. For the February issue of WWF’s members’ magazine Action, I was asked to select 12 […]

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Elephant watchtower on farmland, Kathmandu, Nepal

Creating a corridor for human-wildlife harmony






I’m in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, sitting on the roof top garden of my hotel. It’s eight o’clock in the evening. It’s already night time. There’s a slight breeze but I’m feeling very comfortable sitting in a t-shirt. But this easy life is quite a contrast to the way I’ve been living for […]

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Tiger skulls seized in Nepal

Day 2 in Nepal: The Terai Arc and it’s struggle against poaching






I have spent the week travelling through the Terai Arc Landscape of Nepal from Parsa Wildlife Reserve to the Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve which is far west of Nepal, bordering with India, with two colleagues from WWF Nepal: Diwakar Chapagain and Madhav Khadka of the wildlife trade monitoring programme. There are so many issues and stories […]

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A video shared by Google showcasing the scientific discovery of a “hidden” rainforest

Scientist discovers a “new” rain forest in Mozambique






It was with a sense of wonder that I watched a video recently shared by Google showcasing the scientific discovery by Dr Julian Bayliss and Flora and Fauna International (FFI) of a “hidden” rainforest on Mount Mabu in northern Mozambique. Dr Bayliss spotted the rainforest using Google Earth and following a little research discovered that […]

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Lion getting close to the camera gallery

Animals get in on the ‘selfie’ action






To celebrate the Oxford English Dictionary naming “selfie” as the word of 2013 we’re showing that it’s not just us humans who can get in on the action. As our gallery prove,s animals around the globe – including lions, leopards, rhinos and even fish – aren’t afraid to get up close and personal with the […]

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