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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.

Discovery trail jaguar and fox

A roadshow of Amazon adventures

Towards the end of the month and early September Sky Rainforest Rescue is bringing special events to you and your family across six Discovery Trail sites in the UK.

Footprint calculation graph

In the red for the rest of 2014: today we exceed nature’s budget

Humanity has exhausted its annual ecological budget in less than eight months, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank and WWF partner.

TVE biomovies award

Last chance to enter film competition sponsored by WWF!

 Are you a budding film-maker, bursting with creativity and a passion to tell the world what our amazing planet means to you – and why it needs protecting? Well, your idea could win you US$300 to produce a one-minute film about the environment.

Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis); Zimbabwe
Diceros bicornis Black rhinoceros Close-up of horn as seen from underneath Zimbabwe 

© Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon

Rhino translocation in South Africa

Translocation a proven rhino conservation technique – as long as there’s good security in place

Justin Avern after the RideLondon100 event

Team Panda RideLondon

Over 100 riders from Team Panda battled thunderstorms, torrential rain and floods to take part in this year’s Prudential RideLondon Surrey cycle event.

Lewis Pugh in the Thames near Reading © WWF UK / Keith Uden

Lewis Pugh set to swim seven seas in next global campaign

WWF Ambassador Lewis Pugh, is to swim seven seas to put marine protected areas on the global agenda

Plans to build new runway ‘not rooted in real world’ say leading green groups

Leading environmental organisations are challenging the Airport Commission’s claim that it is possible to build a new runway and still meet the Government’s climate change targets.

WWF Green Ambassadors visit Highgrove

Schools who have won WWF Green Ambassadors awards were presented with their prizes today at Highgrove, the Gloucestershire home of WWF-UK's President, The Prince of Wales. The Green Ambassador scheme aims to encourage a new generation of sustainability champions. It is aimed at inspiring primary school children (5-11 year olds) to become active in making their school greener by looking at issues such as reducing energy, food, encouraging wildlife and reducing waste.

The Semliki River flowing into Lake Edward

Together we did it! – Virunga safe from immediate oil threat

After a year of campaigning, and three quarters of a million signatures, we did it! UK oil company, Soco, has announced that it will end its operations in Virunga National Park. It has also pledged to remain out of all other UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Bridging the GAP

Can collaboration really lead to more sustainably fished seas? 

Find out what the Spanish fishermen, scientists and government officials involved in GAP2 really think about working with one another in "Bridging the GAP".

United for wildlife logo

We’re united for wildlife, but whose side are you on?

Today a host of global sporting heroes, including Andy Murray and David Beckham, have joined wildlife’s side in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

Mysterious Mekong cover

A new species a day in the Mekong.

 A giant flying squirrel, a skydiving gecko, a fish that mates head-to-head, and an eyeless cave-dwelling spider are among the hundreds of new species revealed by scientists in the Greater Mekong.

Make some noise and keep oil out of Virunga

Together we can make a racket so loud that Soco won't be able to ignore us.

Take part in our Thunderclap to help make that happen.

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