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 FSC certified logs at Pallisco logging company, East province, Cameroon. Pallisco is FSC certified and is a member of WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network.

Treasury gets gold star for timber procurement whilst Education must try harder.

A report by WWF has found that the Treasury is the best performing department for implementing the government’s timber procurement policy designed to help the government avoid purchasing illegally or unsustainably logged timber. The Department for Education was bottom of the class whilst Defra was in the middle of the 21 central government departments who are meant to follow the mandatory guidelines, despite being home to the unit designed to assist Whitehall in managing responsible procurement. WWF’s report follows the government’s own Greening Government report indicating the government’s performance overall on timber procurement has been in decline.

Cover photo from the WWF-UK report A Greener Budget

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

A smarter approach to the UK's annual 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.

Lewis strips down to his speedos to protect the crown jewels of the Southern Ocean

UN Patron of the Seas and WWF-UK Ambassador Lewis Pugh is currently limbering up to take on his greatest challenge yet, by being the first person to ever swim in five of the most southern-most waters in the world with no insulation or layers beyond his speedos. 

India's tigers come roaring back according to new report

India’s tiger population has significantly increased according to the 2014-15 India tiger estimation report released yesterday.

Blog Awards 2015 shortlisted logo © UK Blog Awards

WWF-UK blog site scoops finalist spot at digital awards

WWF-UK has been named as one of ten organisation finalists for the UK Blog
Awards for their informative and educational blog.

UN climate talks fail to deliver progress - WWF comment

Scotland and others must now deliver on their climate change commitments

HRH The Prince of Wales, Steve Backshall and Deborah Meaden at WWF’s Forest Business Forum at the Royal Society, ahead of discussions with major UK businesses on how to move the global demand for timber onto a sustainable footing and reduce the impact of deforestation on the world’s forests.

Naturalist and Dragon join Prince Charles in tackling forest destruction

Steve Backshall and Deborah Meaden have joined His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in calling on business to help protect the world’s forests from deforestation.

Lima talks to test political will for global climate deal

UN climate talks opening in Lima on 1 December will be pivotal for the political will needed to craft a new global climate deal. Governments are expected to agree on the outline of an agreement to be approved in Paris in 2015.

Man with a recycle sign under his jacket as if he's a super hero

Help us find the UK’s green Hidden Heroes!

Do you know someone who cares passionately about the future of our planet and who is working hard for a greener, more sustainable future? Or think that might be you? Then let us know!

Polar ice from space

Global wildlife populations halve in 40 years

Global wildlife populations have halved in just 40 years, according to the tenth edition of WWF's Living Planet Report 2014. Released today, the biennial report also highlights the urgent need for solutions to be found to humanity’s increasing demand on the world’s natural resources.

Juruena National Park

Juruena National Park – Safe for now

Planned dams in Brazil's fourth largest national park omitted from 10 year energy plan.

Supporters marching for climate change

Thousands take to the streets for the world’s biggest climate march!

Hundreds of thousands of people took part in the world’s biggest climate demonstration yesterday to put pressure on world leaders ahead of Tuesday’s UN Climate Summit.

Amazon rate of deforestation increased by 29% between 2012-2013

5,891 square kilometres were lost during July 2012 and August 2013. Pará and Mato Grosso states lead forest loss.

Arctic Home Partnership launches for its second year

This month we launch our second year of the Arctic Home campaign with The Coca-Cola Company. The campaign aims to raise awareness and funds to help protect the home of the polar bear and create a positive future for the Arctic.

Increase in elephant populations in the Mara Serengeti ecosystem clouded by worrying poaching signs outside protected areas

A recent aerial survey shows an increase from 2,058 elephants in 1986 to 7,535 in 2014 in the world famous Mara-Serengeti ecosystem that straddles the Kenya/Tanzania border in east Africa.

Arctic expedition pioneers technique for polar bear research

A team of French scientists working in partnership with conservation organization WWF has for the first time isolated polar bear DNA from a track left in the snow.

Big Blues

Winner of WWF-sponsored British wildlife photography award

Our congratulations to Alex Mustard, who has won the ‘coast and marine’ category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards – it’s an award that we sponsored again this year.

Business for Environment Summit 2014

Business for Environment Summit 2014

In recent years, a number of forward-thinking organisations have taken ambitious steps towards having zero impact on the environment. We have seen fantastic best practice examples from many more companies that have made incremental changes over time to ensure that they operate as sustainably as possible in their environment.

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