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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.

WWF Green Ambassadors visit Highgrove

Schools who have won WWF Green Ambassadors awards were presented with their prizes today at Highgrove, the Gloucestershire home of WWF-UK's President, The Prince of Wales. The Green Ambassador scheme aims to encourage a new generation of sustainability champions. It is aimed at inspiring primary school children (5-11 year olds) to become active in making their school greener by looking at issues such as reducing energy, food, encouraging wildlife and reducing waste.

The Semliki River flowing into Lake Edward

Together we did it! – Virunga safe from immediate oil threat

After a year of campaigning, and three quarters of a million signatures, we did it! UK oil company, Soco, has announced that it will end its operations in Virunga National Park. It has also pledged to remain out of all other UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Bridging the GAP

Can collaboration really lead to more sustainably fished seas? 

Find out what the Spanish fishermen, scientists and government officials involved in GAP2 really think about working with one another in "Bridging the GAP".

United for wildlife logo

We’re united for wildlife, but whose side are you on?

Today a host of global sporting heroes, including Andy Murray and David Beckham, have joined wildlife’s side in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

Mysterious Mekong cover

A new species a day in the Mekong.

 A giant flying squirrel, a skydiving gecko, a fish that mates head-to-head, and an eyeless cave-dwelling spider are among the hundreds of new species revealed by scientists in the Greater Mekong.

Make some noise and keep oil out of Virunga

Together we can make a racket so loud that Soco won't be able to ignore us.

Take part in our Thunderclap to help make that happen.

Zero poaching in Nepal comes to an end

In March 2014 we celebrated the fantastic news that no rhinos, elephants or tigers had been poached in Nepal for a whole year. It’s the second year of zero poaching in Nepal – the first was in 2011.

Virunga National Park

UNESCO warns against Virunga oil exploration

 The United Nations agency that oversees World Heritage Sites has issued an urgent appeal for the end of oil exploration in Virunga National Park.

Fishermen on Lake Edward.

WWF staff threatened over Virunga

WWF reported to authorities today that staff members have received death threats linked to the organization’s opposition to oil exploration in Virunga National Park.

Jin Kai inspecting luggage during training

Dog of war: Meet Jin Kai, the dog detective working to stop wildlife smugglers

At the arrivals hall of China’s Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport passengers are bustling as usual. Jin Kai, is carrying out a routine inspection of passengers’ luggage. Jin Kai isn’t the typical airport security officer, she’s a Labrador. She’s also one of the first graduates from a detector dog training programme run by the Chinese customs Anti-smuggling Bureau.

Boats ready to look for oil on Virunga's Lake Edward

We need your help urgently! Africa’s oldest national park is under threat and time is running out.

Tutu, Branson and Buffett take on Soco in fight for Virunga

Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and millionaire philanthropist Howard G. Buffett have cautioned that oil exploration by Soco International PLC “could be devastating to Africa’s most iconic national park and its people.”

Sky Rainforest Rescue wild rubber installation © WWF-UK

Bringing a piece of the Amazon to Cornwall

On Monday, April 7, the Eden Project opened its doors to the first Sky Rainforest Rescue wild rubber installation where visitors have the chance to learn more about where rubber comes from, how it is processed and transformed into every day products, from aeroplane tyres to the soles of your shoes.

Fishman in Virunga

WWF condemns Soco seismic testing in Virunga

 In defiance of local protests and international opposition, UK company Soco International PLC will start on Saturday the seismic testing phase of its controversial oil exploration project in Virunga National Park, according to media reports.

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. 

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