There is some relief for campaigners, supporters, and those who depend on and value the Great Barrier Reef today, as UNESCO's world heritage committee said that Australia must deliver “effective and sustained protection” of the reef from threats including reckless industrialization and pollution.
The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - has voted to maintain pressure on Australia to deliver on its promise to restore the health of the Great Barrier Reef. The Australian government is required to provide a first report on progress in just 18 months.
Picture an iconic World Heritage Site, such as the Serengeti, Galapagos Islands or Grand Canyon, in all its glory. Which would be your favourite?
80 UK businesses including Willmott Dixon, Cisco, E.on, John Lewis Partnership, SSE, and BT have joined with WWF to call on the new government to take decisive action to combat climate change and build a low-carbon economy.
Choosing a name for a newly discovered species is an honour usually reserved for the discovering scientists. Yet in a bid to support conservation in Africa, WWF has been allowed the rare privilege of auctioning the name of a beautiful new species of flower, with all proceeds going to support the organization’s conservation work in East and South Africa.
Does your business use water in its supply chain either here in the UK or overseas? Do you know your water risk?
Today, WWF-UK launches a report called 'From Risk to Resilience: does your business know its water risk?" which helps businesses to identify that risk, and do something about it.
The government of Nepal has released encouraging results from the country’s latest rhino count. This positive news and boost to Nepal's conservation efforts comes at a difficult time for the country, as it comes to terms with the devastating earthquake that struck the nation on 25 April.
If you had a savings account that yielded a 10 per cent return, you’d presumably keep adding to that account as much as you could. Our oceans are worth a staggering $24 trillion, yielding a huge $2.5 trillion a year in goods and services, according to our new report published today - and that’s a conservative estimate. Yet we are not restoring or protecting them nearly enough. Put another way, we’re not investing in the growth and security of this asset.
On Friday 17th April, WWF-UK was named the best in category at the National UK Blog Awards 2015 for their informative and educational blog.
A landmark follow-up to the natural history series Planet Earth.
Between now and its debut in 2019, we will work together to produce an eight part series, using the latest technologies, and spectacular photography of planet earth to look at the planet’s remaining wilderness areas and their animal inhabitants.
We want to say a huge thanks to all our brilliant runners at the Brighton Marathon on Sunday – you've done Team Panda proud!
WWF-UK has set out how the next government could put powerful voices for sustainability at the heart of the Whitehall machine, driving long-term action on species and habitat loss, pollution and climate change.
Andy Murray has paid tribute to his fiancée by naming the companion of his sponsored sniffer dog in her honour.
David Nussbaum, CEO of WWF-UK today said that “opportunity knocked but the Chancellor only partially opened the door to greener, smarter growth” in response to George Osborne’s budget speech.
Almost 200 people filled the Terrace Pavilion at the House of Commons yesterday for a forest-themed reception as part of WWF’s Forest Campaign. The reception, held on the second anniversary of the EU Timber Regulation coming into force, highlighted the importance of preventing the UK’s trade in timber and wood-based products from contributing to global deforestation.
WWF-UK has called on all political parties to take a strong leadership role in ensuring that the environment is a key consideration in policy making.
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.