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WWF calls on Soco to explain Virunga allegations in new film

Conservation organization WWF is issuing a call to UK oil company Soco International PLC to respond to allegations revealed tonight in a documentary premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Emmanuel de Merode

WWF statement on Virunga warden

 The chief warden of Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Virunga National Park, Emmanuel de Merode, has been shot in an ambush, according to a statement on the park’s official website.

A woman campaigning on climate change, Berlin © WWF

IPCC highlights need to stop gambling on fossil fuels

The world must shift from its current dependency on a dirty fossil fuel energy system to clean, sustainable renewable energy if the world is to have a chance of combating rampant climate change.

Andrew Cahn Chair of Board of Trustees

New Chair of our Board of Trustees

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sir Andrew Cahn as the new Chair of our Board of Trustees to succeed Ed Smith when he retires in June. 

Climate change will affect wildlife and communities says IPCC report, but we still have time to act

A UN climate impact report, released today, gives the clearest and most comprehensive evidence yet that the earth we call home needs our help. It confirms that climate change is real, it’s happening now and it’s affecting the things that matter most.

Experience Earth Hour in Your Own Back Garden

Have you ever wondered what happens in your garden at night? Nature enthusiast and blogger Wildlife Kate keeps a diary from her Staffordshire garden. She believes WWF’s Earth Hour is a brilliant opportunity to think more about what happens in your patch in the hours of darkness.

Calendar Logo - Free Wills Month

You can get your will written for free throughout March

We’re taking part in Free Wills Month. So throughout March you can get your will written for free in selected locations across England and Wales.

WWF Kenya representative Jackson Kiplagat receives the KFWG award.

WWF Kenya wins award for conservation

WWF Kenya has won a Green Award for its outstanding work with civil society on forest conservation in Kenya.

WWF's ad in the Financial Times

Have you seen the news today? Full page on Soco in the Financial Times

We’re turning our campaign up a notch by placing a full page ad in the Financial Times today, challenging Soco’s operations in Virunga National Park.

A second year with zero poaching in Nepal

 We’re pleased to announce that Nepal added a new milestone to conservation work in the last year by achieving zero poaching for the year ending in February 2014.

Shareen and her #passthepanda Panda

Join us and #passthepanda

We’ve unleashed 60 special pandas across the UK ahead of Earth Hour 2014 to help us spread the message!

Fishman in Virunga

UK Government set to examine Soco’s activities in Virunga National Park

The UK Government is set to examine the activities of Soco, a London-based oil company, over alleged violations of environmental protections and human rights abuses in a protected African World Heritage Site.

Seized poacher’s weapons and poached ivory

Governments commit to decisive and urgent action to tackle global wildlife poaching crisis

Heads of State, Ministers and high level representatives of 41 countries, including those most heavily impacted by poaching and illegal trade of wildlife, today committed to taking “decisive and urgent action….” to tackle the global illegal wildlife trade.

Gabon Ivory burn

Governments gather to help end wildlife crime

The London Conference kicks off today with heads of state and ministers from over 50 governments gathering to agree a way forward to tackle illegal trade that is threatening the future of iconic species such as the Rhino, Elephant and Tiger.

Marco Lambertini at Harapan Rainforest in Sumatra

Dr Marco Lambertini named Director General of WWF International

WWF announced today the appointment of Dr Marco Lambertini as Director General of WWF International. Currently Chief Executive of BirdLife International, Marco will begin his new role with the global conservation organization on 1 May 2014

Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

World Heritage Sites now ‘no-go’ for Total

The United Nations agency in charge of World Heritage Sites today announced that it had received written confirmation from Total SA committing not to explore for oil or gas in wilderness areas recognized for their outstanding universal value. The French oil giant says it will not conduct “any extraction of oil or gas nor any exploration activity within the perimeter of the natural World Heritage Sites.”

Grey Seal

Enter the British Wildlife Photography Awards – sponsored by WWF

Fired up about photography? Nuts about nature? Well, your passion, patience, talent and imagination could land you an amazing prize – in the British Wildlife Photography Awards.

Wind farm

WWF brings together business leaders to debate the low carbon economy

Today (Tuesday) we’ll be convening a panel of industry leaders to debate the economic case for a low carbon UK economy. The event, titled ‘Decarbonising Britain’, will see representatives from major businesses such as Kingfisher plc, Aviva and DONG Energy discussing the economic argument for a low carbon UK together with speakers from the Manufacturers Organisation for UK Manufacturing (EEF) and the government’s Committee on Climate Change.

Aeroplanes on airfield

Companies profit by flying less

New results published today from WWF’s One in Five Challenge, a programme to help organisations cut 20% of flights within five years in favour of lower-carbon ways of staying connected, show that some of the UK’s leading companies have cut flights by 38% and flight expenditure by 42% over a three-year period, saving over £2 million and 3,000 tonnes of carbon on average.

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