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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.

Forest

Operation Camp Bestival

WWF has a stand at this year’s Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle in Dorset which takes place from 30 July to 2 August. There will be lots of forest-themed activities going on, with letter-writing stations, mask making and a collaborative art piece that will be an amazing celebration of the world’s forests.

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Construction industry building a future without deforestation – but many businesses have further to go

The construction industry has come out as a clear leader in a new WWF-UK timber scorecard published today.

Forest fire in Indonesia to make way for palm oil plantation.

Tenth bank commits to help stop deforestation


Achieving zero deforestation came a step closer today as a tenth bank - Standard Chartered - committed to financing only sustainable agriculture by 2020.

Standard Chartered Bank formally adopted the 'Soft Commodities Compact' which commits members of the banking industry to helping achieve zero net deforestation in their supply chains by 2020.

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.

#GoWildForAndy

WWF global ambassador Andy Murray highlights WWF’s fight against poaching and the illegal wildlife trade with an exciting new film

Aerial view of an island in the Great Barrier Reef. Queensland. Australia

A life line for the Great Barrier Reef - for now.

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.
 

Aerial view of an island in the Great Barrier Reef. Queensland. Australia

What can we do to protect our natural wonders?

Picture an iconic World Heritage Site, such as the Serengeti, Galapagos Islands or Grand Canyon, in all its glory. Which would be your favourite?  

Climate Change Business Advert in Financial Times

Top British firms to PM: Step up climate change fight and build green economy

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.

The unnamed Ixia

Name that flower

 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.

Global areas of high water risk

Does your business know its water risk?

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.

 

Nepal rhino population numbers 1950-2015

Nepal’s rhino numbers increase by 21%

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.

The ocean gives us $24trillion - and we take, take, take

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. 

WWF-UK wins UK Blog award

WWF-UK’s blog site scoops top spot at digital awards

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.

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WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films team up to create Our Planet

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.

Brighton Marathon 2015

Thank-you to our Brighton marathon runners!

We want to say a huge thanks to all our brilliant runners at the Brighton Marathon on Sunday – you've done Team Panda proud!

Make the government machine go green

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.

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