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27 November 2015
25 November 2015
Responding to the reductions to DECC and Defra funding announced in today’s Comprehensive Spending Review, WWF-UK Chief Executive David Nussbaum said: Read Response to the reductions to DECC and Defra funding
20 November 2015
With staggering figures revealing that global wildlife populations have declined by over 50% since 1970, singer Will Young is asking people to show the world some love this Christmas as part of WWF’s #WorldNeedsLove innovative campaign. Read WWF and Will Young release breath-taking new TV ad to make the planet ‘number one’ this Christmas
19 November 2015
Today, WWF-UK, the Angling Trust & Fish Legal Judicial Review secured a major step forward for the protection of our most important rivers and wetlands. The Judge recognised the need for urgent action to protect these precious places and the wildlife that lives there. Read Court victory shows protecting our precious rivers and wetlands is no longer a ‘last resort’
19 November 2015
Today WWF-UK, the Angling Trust and Fish Legal take the Government to the High Court accusing it of dragging its feet over the protection of England's most precious rivers and wetlands(1). The Government legally committed to ensuring these sites were healthy by 2015. The three organisations claim that ministers stifled action to address harmful pollution from farms.
Read UK Government taken to court over failure to protect precious rivers and wetlands
18 November 2015
Sodexo has teamed up with conservation charity WWF to develop and pilot a set of 10 sustainable meals. The project is part of Sodexo’s partnership with WWF on LiveWell, WWF-UK’s flagship programme of work which aims to encourage businesses and policy-makers to facilitate the adoption of diets which are both healthy and sustainable. Read Sodexo and WWF pilot Green & Lean meals
17 November 2015
Nairobi, Kenya (17 November) – Despite a lack of scientific evidence and widespread public opposition, the government of Mauritius has embarked on the slaughter of thousands of Mauritius Fruit Bats, which is putting the future of the globally threatened species at risk, says a coalition of NGOs.
Read Mauritius must halt unjustified mass cull of globally threatened fruit bats, say NGOs
13 November 2015
WWF today is warning of renewed danger to Virunga National Park from oil exploitation. The organization is urging governments to cancel two concessions posing a risk to the World Heritage site, and is cautioning multinational enterprises against their involvement. Read Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park, now under new threat
13 November 2015
UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the official advisory body on natural World Heritage, have welcomed a new commitment by British company Tullow Oil plc to stay out of World Heritage sites. Read WWF responds to Tullow Oil pledge to stay out of World Heritage sites
12 November 2015
New laws banning the sea dumping of industrial dredge spoil have passed in the Australian state of Queensland in one of the most significant conservation victories ever for the Great Barrier Reef, said WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society. Read Landmark victory for the Great Barrier Reef enshrined in law – but challenges remain