Home » WWF news

WWF news

Traigh Ghearadha beach

Working together to protect nature

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.

Andy Murray and Kevin Spacey

Andy Murray and Kevin Spacey team up to support global tiger campaign

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.

Traigh Ghearadha beach

WWF responds to EU referendum result

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.

No rhinos poached in Nepal for past two years

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.

Global wild tiger numbers rise for the first time

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.

Half of natural World Heritage sites are at risk

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’s Position in the Referendum on the UK's Membership of the European Union

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.

Greener_Budget_Report_2016_cover

Chancellor must address billion-pound costs of neglecting the environment.

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.

COP21: We have a new climate deal. What now?

The Paris Agreement hasn’t solved climate change, but it’s got us on the right track.

The forest opportunity

New report shows that forest protection could hold key to strong climate deal

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.

Record-breaking climate march heralds the start of COP21

The world is watching as negotiations for a global climate deal begin in Paris.

Success: the UK will phase out coal by 2025

Today the UK Government has announced that it will phase out unabated coal power by 2025.

FSC wood

Turning the table on Oak Furniture Land

You might serve free range turkey this Christmas – but what are you sitting on to watch the Queen’s speech? 

Sky Rainforest Rescue concludes with a billion trees still standing

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. 

Safeguarding Outstanding Natural Value: extractives activity global infographic

Are we undermining our natural heritage?

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.
 

Amazon Squirrel monkey inhabiting the Tumucumaque mountain chain, J Pratginestós/WWF-Brazil

The world’s largest tropical forest conservation programme – ARPA – reaches 99% of its goal

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.

River Itchen, chalkstream.

Government faces legal challenge after failing to protect some of England’s most precious rivers

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.

Andy Murray, WWF Global Ambassador meets Metropolitan Police Service dogs at The Championships, Wimbledon to highlight the role of sniffer dogs in the global fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

Andy Murray sports the panda at the US Open

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.

Wind turbine marine robot 'Thomas'

Marine robots set out to explore hotspot for whales and dolphins

WWF is excited to announce a new partnership with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton, using autonomous vehicles or ‘robots’ to explore our seas.

Add rss feed

Journalists: for full news releases, background information and WWF press team contacts, visit our press and media centre.

Keep up to date

You can sign up to receive all our news automatically via RSS feed, by following us on Twitter, or liking us on Facebook:

Add rss feed Follow us on twitter Join us on facebook