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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.

Penguins

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.

Murray (left) and Sears in Chitwan National Park, Nepal (MG_8319) © Akash Shrestha  WWF-Nepal

Andy Murray pays tribute to fiancée as Murray and Sears start work in Nepal

Andy Murray has paid tribute to his fiancée by naming the companion of his sponsored sniffer dog in her honour.

Cover photo from the WWF-UK report A Greener Budget

Green opportunities missed with Budget 2015

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.  

Joan Walley MP welcomes guests at WWF's forest reception

Forest reception tackles timber trade and deforestation

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.

All political parties must give a lead on the environment

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.

 FSC certified logs at Pallisco logging company, East province, Cameroon. Pallisco is FSC certified and is a member of WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network.

Treasury gets gold star for timber procurement whilst Education must try harder.

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.

Cover photo from the WWF-UK report A Greener Budget

Improve the Budget to safeguard the UK’s economic future, says WWF-UK

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.

Lewis strips down to his speedos to protect the crown jewels of the Southern Ocean

UN Patron of the Seas and WWF-UK Ambassador Lewis Pugh is currently limbering up to take on his greatest challenge yet, by being the first person to ever swim in five of the most southern-most waters in the world with no insulation or layers beyond his speedos. 

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