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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.

 

USE ELECTION TO FORGE NATIONAL CONSENSUS ON ENVIRONMENT SAYS WWF-UK

17 April 2015

WWF-UK Chief Executive David Nussbaum has called on all political parties to put the environment at the heart of their general election campaigns. 
Read USE ELECTION TO FORGE NATIONAL CONSENSUS ON ENVIRONMENT SAYS WWF-UK

Netflix Teams With Silverback Films and WWF to Create Our Planet

15 April 2015

A Landmark Follow Up to the Seminal Natural History Series, Planet Earth

Eight-part series combines the spectacular photography of Planet Earth with an unprecedented look at the planet’s remaining wilderness areas and their animal inhabitants to debut in 2019 Read Netflix Teams With Silverback Films and WWF to Create Our Planet

Large ivory theft in Gabon highlights urgent need to secure government stockpiles in Central Africa

15 April 2015


In another blow to efforts to combat ivory trafficking in Central Africa, thieves broke into a local court in northern Gabon last week and stole up to 300 kilograms of confiscated ivory, highlighting once again the need for more secure management of government stockpiles – just two weeks before a major continental conference on the illegal wildlife trade in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
Read Large ivory theft in Gabon highlights urgent need to secure government stockpiles in Central Africa

Milestone in race to save species ten years from extinction

30 March 2015

Jianli, China– Four Yangtze finless porpoises have been released into their new home, marking the start of an ambitious translocation project to help save the critically endangered species from extinction.
Read Milestone in race to save species ten years from extinction

A map infographic to illustrate where the illegal wildlife trade products seized by UK Border Force have been imported from

Nearly 3,000 seizures of illegal wildlife products made by UK Border Force

29 March 2015

In just six years, the UK Border Force has made 2,853 seizures of illegal wildlife products in the UK. Read Nearly 3,000 seizures of illegal wildlife products made by UK Border Force

WWF response to the 2014 UK greenhouse gas emission figures

26 March 2015

Today,the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published provisional greenhouse gas emission data for 2014 that shows a 9.7% reduction in CO2 emissions and an 8.4% drop in greenhouse gases.

Emma Pinchbeck WWF-UK’s Head of Climate and Energy Policy said: “Falling carbon emissions from the energy sector is welcome news and shows that action on carbon emissions gets results. Read WWF response to the 2014 UK greenhouse gas emission figures

The River Wye - voted Britain's Best River in 2010 Our Rivers Awards

Shocking state of England's rivers revealed

26 March 2015

As the Environment Agency release figures today that reveal just 17% of England’s rivers are in good health, the Blueprint for Water coalition is urging communities across England to make a stand and speak up for the rivers, lakes, wetlands and beaches that they love. Read Shocking state of England's rivers revealed

Governments maintain global momentum to curb wildlife crime at Kasane Conference

25 March 2015

Today’s conference in Kasane reaffirmed the determination of Heads of State, ministers and officials from 31 governments to scale up their response to the global poaching crisis, and adopt crucial new measures to help tackle the unprecedented surge in illegal wildlife trade. Read Governments maintain global momentum to curb wildlife crime at Kasane Conference

WWF and TRAFFIC's reactions to the elephant poaching figures released by CITIES

24 March 2015

Today CITES released their elephant poaching figures for 2014 at the African Elephant Summit in Botswana. According to these latest figures, elephant poaching has stabilised in 2014. However poaching rates still exceed natural elephant population growth rates, meaning elephant populations continue to decline, especially in Central and West Africa.
Read WWF and TRAFFIC's reactions to the elephant poaching figures released by CITIES

World’s most productive river, food security for millions under threat

23 March 2015

BANGKOK, Thailand – Development of two dams on the Lower Mekong River in Laos is proceeding with potentially devastating impacts to the food security and livelihoods of 60 million people. The projects highlight the types of bad decisions and missed opportunities that threaten the world’s freshwater resources.
Read World’s most productive river, food security for millions under threat

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