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.
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.
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 tiger population has significantly increased according to the 2014-15 India tiger estimation report released yesterday.
WWF-UK has been named as one of ten organisation finalists for the UK Blog
Awards for their informative and educational blog.
Scotland and others must now deliver on their climate change commitments
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.
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.
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!
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.
Planned dams in Brazil's fourth largest national park omitted from 10 year energy plan.
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.
5,891 square kilometres were lost during July 2012 and August 2013. Pará and Mato Grosso states lead forest loss.
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.
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.
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.
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.