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UNESCO puts Australia on probation over reef health

29 May 2015

Paris, 29 May 2015 – A draft World Heritage Committee decision released today by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) cautions that significant threats to the Great Barrier Reef remain, and calls on Australia to report back on progress in 18 months.
Read UNESCO puts Australia on probation over reef health

China signals end to domestic ivory market during destruction of illegal stockpile

29 May 2015

Beijing, China, 29 May 2015 —The Chinese government indicated today that it was planning to eventually phase out its domestic ivory market.
Read China signals end to domestic ivory market during destruction of illegal stockpile

Star of Channel 4's The Hotel, Mark Jenkins, lording it like a lion

Stars join forces to show their wild side for WWF

27 May 2015

Singer and wildlife campaigner Regan Gascoigne and star of Channel 4’s The Hotel Mark Jenkins join forces to ‘Wear it Wild’ for WWF-UK in a new video. Read Stars join forces to show their wild side for WWF

Amur tiger camera trap

Amur tiger numbers on the rise, say latest figures

27 May 2015

 The population of the Amur tiger in Russia has increased to as many as 540 individuals over the last ten years, according to figures released by the Russian government. Read Amur tiger numbers on the rise, say latest figures

Gracixalus lumarius - Colour Changing Thorny Frog

139 bizarre and beautiful new species discovered in Greater Mekong region

27 May 2015

 The 10,000th recorded reptile species, a stealthy wolf snake, a ‘dementor’ wasp and the world’s second longest insect are among the 139 new species discovered by scientists in Southeast Asia’s Greater Mekong region in 2014. Many are already at risk, according to a new report by WWF. Read 139 bizarre and beautiful new species discovered in Greater Mekong region

Japan must stop killing whales in the name of science

26 May 2015

The illegitimate killing of whales in the name of science must be rejected, WWF says.  Read Japan must stop killing whales in the name of science

Aerial view of an unpaved road dividing a soy (Glycine max) monoculture from the native Cerrado, in the region of Ribeiro Gonçalves, Piauí, Brazil.

As deforestation continues to surge in Brazil, new moves to curb the contribution of irresponsible soy production

22 May 2015


With deforestation in sensitive areas of Brazil on the increase, WWF has welcomed new tools and prospects for curbing the contribution to increased deforestation of soy cultivation – outlined or released during the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) 10th anniversary conference (RT10) just concluded in Brussels.  Read As deforestation continues to surge in Brazil, new moves to curb the contribution of irresponsible soy production

Polar bear swimming in front of an iceberg, Arctic Ocean, Alaska

WWF comment: Shell UK Shareholder Presentation 21 May

21 May 2015

WWF-UK comments re: Shell UK Ltd Shareholder Presentation, Thursday 21 May

A presentation has been arranged for Shell UK Ltd shareholders at 11:00 (UK time) on Thursday May 21, 2015 (two days after the 2015 AGM) at Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9NH, United Kingdom.

The Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer will be present, along with the Company Secretary and the Chairman of Shell UK Limited.  Read WWF comment: Shell UK Shareholder Presentation 21 May

Forest being burnt to create new agricultural land.

Companies must check their wood is legal, says WWF

21 May 2015

A WWF-UK study released today raises concerns about the ability of some UK companies - including Oak Furniture Land and Fender - to prove where their wood supply comes from. Customers could unwittingly be buying products containing wood from threatened forests.  Read Companies must check their wood is legal, says WWF

Global areas of high water risk

New study finds 40% of UK imports come from countries with areas of high water risk

19 May 2015

- WWF urges businesses to address water management issues

- Top ten water risk 'hot spots' identified

Businesses must secure their future by addressing the mounting global water crisis, experts will say today at the launch of WWF-UK’s report ‘From Risk to Resilience: Does your business know its water risk?’ Read New study finds 40% of UK imports come from countries with areas of high water risk

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