Conservation successes can take decades to achieve, but when things go right it’s worth the wait.
It has now been a week since the UK voted to leave the European Union, and much remains uncertain. We would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our priorities for the environment at this time.
British tennis ace and WWF global ambassador, Andy Murray, has teamed up with actor and tennis fan, Kevin Spacey, to inspire the nation to get behind an ambitious plan to double the number of tigers in the wild by the year 2022.
On the 23rd June, the British People decided their future. WWF-UK campaigned for the environment to be integral to the debate and asked voters to consider the implications their choice would have for nature.
While Africa struggles to stem record-breaking rhino poaching, Nepal today marked two years since its last rhino was poached on May 2nd 2014 – as well as its 4th year of zero poaching of rhinos since 2011.
For the first time in conservation history, the terrible decline in global tiger numbers has been reversed, and there are now close to 3,900 tigers in the wild.
Nearly half of all natural World Heritage sites are threatened by harmful industrial activities. Millions of people directly rely on these places for their food, jobs, freshwater and well-being. Shockingly, 114 natural World Heritage sites are facing threats like mining, oil and gas drilling, and construction of large-scale infrastructure.
WWF believes our economic and social prosperity depends on there being a healthy environment – clean air and water, lush forests and woodlands, productive seas, and thriving wildlife for all to enjoy. These natural resources provide a range of services such as flood prevention, food, fuel, materials and recreation without which it would not be possible to enjoy the lifestyles we do today.
The Budget must work harder to tackle the growing risks from environmental degradation, natural resource scarcity and climate change if the UK is to enjoy resilient economic growth in the future, WWF-UK claims today. Unless we act soon, the consequences for the nation’s prosperity are likely to be costly in the long-term.
The Paris Agreement hasn’t solved climate change, but it’s got us on the right track.
A new report released today by IUCN, Climate Advisers and WWF reveals the huge potential that more effective and ambitious forest conservation and restoration could make in the fight to combat climate change.
The world is watching as negotiations for a global climate deal begin in Paris.
Today the UK Government has announced that it will phase out unabated coal power by 2025.
You might serve free range turkey this Christmas – but what are you sitting on to watch the Queen’s speech?
After six amazing years and many incredible Amazon adventures, our Sky Rainforest Rescue campaign came to an end last week. But - our vital conservation work and commitment to protecting the environment continue.
Almost a third of all natural World Heritage Sites under threat of oil, gas and mining exploration
Risk rises to almost two thirds for natural World Heritage Sites in Africa
Investors warned to assess risk of backing extractive companies threatening WHS.
The Amazon Regional Protected Areas Programme – known as ARPA – is the world’s largest tropical forest conservation programme. Launched in 2002 by the Brazilian government in partnership with WWF and others, its goal was to take 60 m ha of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest and turn into a combination of sustainable-use and strict protected areas.
The High Court has granted permission for WWF-UK, the Angling Trust and Fish Legal to challenge Defra and the Environment Agency over their failure to protect some of England’s most precious rivers, lakes and coastal areas from agricultural pollution.
Britain’s leading tennis player and WWF global ambassador, Andy Murray, is set to wear our iconic panda on his sleeve during the US Open.
WWF is excited to announce a new partnership with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton, using autonomous vehicles or ‘robots’ to explore our seas.