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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.

 

Wild giant panda numbers increase by over 16%

28 February 2015

The number of wild giant pandas has increased by 16.8% over the last decade according to a new survey conducted by the Chinese government. The increase in population brings the total number of wild giant pandas to 1,864 compared to 1,596 in 2003.  Read Wild giant panda numbers increase by over 16%

Cover photo from the WWF-UK report A Greener Budget

Improve the Budget to safeguard the UK’s economic future, says WWF-UK

24 February 2015

A smarter approach to the Budget, that takes account of the value of the natural environment and responds to global threats and opportunities from natural resource scarcity and climate change, would promote greater resilience and generate substantial benefits to the UK economy and businesses, WWF-UK claims today.
  Read Improve the Budget to safeguard the UK’s economic future, says WWF-UK

Frolicking family video shows China's tiger population roaring back

19 February 2015

Rare video of a protective tigress and her cubs playing 30 kilometres from the Russian border is evidence that wild Amur tigers are returning to China. The footage captured by a WWF camera trap is the first ever infrared video of a tiger family so deep into China.  Read Frolicking family video shows China's tiger population roaring back

Nepal’s notorious rhino poacher arrested

16 February 2015

The government of Nepal made public the arrest of a notorious rhino poacher, Raj Kumar Praja, amidst a press event in Chitwan National Park yesterday.
Read Nepal’s notorious rhino poacher arrested

Industry Guidance to Avoid Illegal ‘Pirate’ Fish Products in UK Supply Chains

10 February 2015

Guide issued to industry on how to ensure illegal fish is kept out of supply chains

Global annual cost of ‘pirate’ fishing estimated to be as much as US $23.5 billion  Read Industry Guidance to Avoid Illegal ‘Pirate’ Fish Products in UK Supply Chains

Asia unites against poaching

06 February 2015

Representatives from 13 Asian countries committed to immediate action to stamp out poaching at the conclusion of a four-day symposium hosted by the Nepal government in Kathmandu from February 2-6, 2015. Read Asia unites against poaching

Alistair McGowan hosts Earth Hour awards ceremony celebrating UK's hidden heroes

04 February 2015

Actor, impressionist and WWF ambassador Alistair McGowan hosted WWF-UK’s awards ceremony last night to celebrate the winners of Earth Hour’s ‘Hidden Heroes’ competition. Read Alistair McGowan hosts Earth Hour awards ceremony celebrating UK's hidden heroes

60 days to go until WWF's Earth Hour

04 February 2015

WWF creates a list of 60 activities to try during the hourEarth Hour is only 60 days away and to mark this internationally recognised event, WWF has come up with a list of 60 things to do in the dark, ranging from yoga to a candlelit party. Read 60 days to go until WWF's Earth Hour

Defra ‘dragging its feet’ on Marine Conservation Zones consultation, says WWF

30 January 2015

23 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) around the UK coastline are the subject of a consultation announced by Defra today. Read Defra ‘dragging its feet’ on Marine Conservation Zones consultation, says WWF

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