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This is our site dedicated to journalists. Here you'll find all our latest press releases and feature articles, together with background information and contact details for the press team.

 

Thailand in the spotlight over national plan to control ivory trade

08 October 2014

Gland, Switzerland: Thailand’s national ivory action plan submitted on 30 September to a global wildlife trade body is unlikely to satisfy the international community’s requirements for urgent action on the country’s illegal ivory trade, says WWF.  Read Thailand in the spotlight over national plan to control ivory trade

Nationwide search for the UK’s green hidden heroes

07 October 2014

In the run up to WWF’s Earth Hour - taking place on Saturday 28th March 2015 - WWF and People’s Postcode Lottery have today launched a nationwide search to find inspirational people who are making a real difference for our planet.   Read Nationwide search for the UK’s green hidden heroes

With wildlife populations cut in half, governments need to redouble efforts

06 October 2014

Gland, Switzerland: A status report on biodiversity protection efforts shows that serious action is required to reduce pressures on natural systems and prevent continued decline of wildlife. The report was released on Monday at the opening meeting of the Convention of Biological Diversity in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Read With wildlife populations cut in half, governments need to redouble efforts

Urgent action needed to protect wildlife as global populations halve in 40 years

29 September 2014

Global wildlife populations have halved in just 40 years, as recorded by WWF's WWF's Living Planet Report 2014 and measured by the Living Planet Index. Wildlife's continued decline highlights the urgent need for sustainable solutions to humanity’s increasing demand on our natural resources, according to the report released today. Read Urgent action needed to protect wildlife as global populations halve in 40 years

Major British businesses join with WWF to tackle forest destruction

26 September 2014

British businesses from the high street and timber, construction, publishing, DIY and grocery industries are among the first UK firms committing to responsible forest trade to help end deforestation around the world with a shift to 100% sustainable timber and wood products by 2020. Read Major British businesses join with WWF to tackle forest destruction

WWF response to David Cameron’s speech to the UN Climate Summit

24 September 2014

WWF-UK’s Chief Executive David Nussbaum who is attending the UN Climate Summit said: Read WWF response to David Cameron’s speech to the UN Climate Summit

SEA ICE CONTINUES LONG TERM DECLINE

23 September 2014

As leading scientists meet at the Royal Society in London to discuss the evidence for and global impacts of sea ice decline, Arctic summer sea ice is reported to have reached its sixth lowest level since satellite records began.  Read SEA ICE CONTINUES LONG TERM DECLINE

First ever trans-boundary tiger survey between India and Nepal

18 September 2014

The governments of Nepal and India have released the results of their first ever trans-boundary tiger survey.  Carried out between November 2012 and June 2013, the survey covered an area of around 5300 km2 and documents the movement of tigers between forests in India and Nepal based on camera trap data.  A total of 239 individual adult tigers were identified from camera trap photos. This survey highlighted the importance of the protected areas and the connecting habitat corridors for tigers, and identifies key interventions needed to secure the future of tigers in this landscape.  Read First ever trans-boundary tiger survey between India and Nepal

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Groups with 11m supporters call on David Cameron to lead at UN Climate Summit

16 September 2014

The UK’s leading environmental and development groups have been joined by the IKEA Group, the National Trust, Unilever and the Women’s Institute in calling on David Cameron to speak out at the UN Climate Summit in New York next Tuesday.  Read Groups with 11m supporters call on David Cameron to lead at UN Climate Summit

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