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UN climate talks fail to deliver progress - WWF comment

Scotland and others must now deliver on their climate change commitments

HRH The Prince of Wales, Steve Backshall and Deborah Meaden at WWF’s Forest Business Forum at the Royal Society, ahead of discussions with major UK businesses on how to move the global demand for timber onto a sustainable footing and reduce the impact of deforestation on the world’s forests.

Naturalist and Dragon join Prince Charles in tackling forest destruction

Steve Backshall and Deborah Meaden have joined His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in calling on business to help protect the world’s forests from deforestation.

Lima talks to test political will for global climate deal

UN climate talks opening in Lima on 1 December will be pivotal for the political will needed to craft a new global climate deal. Governments are expected to agree on the outline of an agreement to be approved in Paris in 2015.

Man with a recycle sign under his jacket as if he's a super hero

Help us find the UK’s green Hidden Heroes!

Do you know someone who cares passionately about the future of our planet and who is working hard for a greener, more sustainable future? Or think that might be you? Then let us know!

Polar ice from space

Global wildlife populations halve in 40 years

Global wildlife populations have halved in just 40 years, according to the tenth edition of WWF's Living Planet Report 2014. Released today, the biennial report also highlights the urgent need for solutions to be found to humanity’s increasing demand on the world’s natural resources.

Juruena National Park

Juruena National Park – Safe for now

Planned dams in Brazil's fourth largest national park omitted from 10 year energy plan.

Supporters marching for climate change

Thousands take to the streets for the world’s biggest climate march!

Hundreds of thousands of people took part in the world’s biggest climate demonstration yesterday to put pressure on world leaders ahead of Tuesday’s UN Climate Summit.

Amazon rate of deforestation increased by 29% between 2012-2013

5,891 square kilometres were lost during July 2012 and August 2013. Pará and Mato Grosso states lead forest loss.

Arctic Home Partnership launches for its second year

This month we launch our second year of the Arctic Home campaign with The Coca-Cola Company. The campaign aims to raise awareness and funds to help protect the home of the polar bear and create a positive future for the Arctic.

Increase in elephant populations in the Mara Serengeti ecosystem clouded by worrying poaching signs outside protected areas

A recent aerial survey shows an increase from 2,058 elephants in 1986 to 7,535 in 2014 in the world famous Mara-Serengeti ecosystem that straddles the Kenya/Tanzania border in east Africa.

Arctic expedition pioneers technique for polar bear research

A team of French scientists working in partnership with conservation organization WWF has for the first time isolated polar bear DNA from a track left in the snow.

Big Blues

Winner of WWF-sponsored British wildlife photography award

Our congratulations to Alex Mustard, who has won the ‘coast and marine’ category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards – it’s an award that we sponsored again this year.

Business for Environment Summit 2014

Business for Environment Summit 2014

In recent years, a number of forward-thinking organisations have taken ambitious steps towards having zero impact on the environment. We have seen fantastic best practice examples from many more companies that have made incremental changes over time to ensure that they operate as sustainably as possible in their environment.

Discovery trail jaguar and fox

A roadshow of Amazon adventures

Towards the end of the month and early September Sky Rainforest Rescue is bringing special events to you and your family across six Discovery Trail sites in the UK.

Footprint calculation graph

In the red for the rest of 2014: today we exceed nature’s budget

Humanity has exhausted its annual ecological budget in less than eight months, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank and WWF partner.

TVE biomovies award

Last chance to enter film competition sponsored by WWF!

 Are you a budding film-maker, bursting with creativity and a passion to tell the world what our amazing planet means to you – and why it needs protecting? Well, your idea could win you US$300 to produce a one-minute film about the environment.

Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis); Zimbabwe
Diceros bicornis Black rhinoceros Close-up of horn as seen from underneath Zimbabwe 

© Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon

Rhino translocation in South Africa

Translocation a proven rhino conservation technique – as long as there’s good security in place

Justin Avern after the RideLondon100 event

Team Panda RideLondon

Over 100 riders from Team Panda battled thunderstorms, torrential rain and floods to take part in this year’s Prudential RideLondon Surrey cycle event.

Lewis Pugh in the Thames near Reading © WWF UK / Keith Uden

Lewis Pugh set to swim seven seas in next global campaign

WWF Ambassador Lewis Pugh, is to swim seven seas to put marine protected areas on the global agenda

Plans to build new runway ‘not rooted in real world’ say leading green groups

Leading environmental organisations are challenging the Airport Commission’s claim that it is possible to build a new runway and still meet the Government’s climate change targets.

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