We’re turning our campaign up a notch by placing a full page ad in the Financial Times today, challenging Soco’s operations in Virunga National Park.
We’re pleased to announce that Nepal added a new milestone to conservation work in the last year by achieving zero poaching for the year ending in February 2014.
We’ve unleashed 60 special pandas across the UK ahead of Earth Hour 2014 to help us spread the message!
The UK Government is set to examine the activities of Soco, a London-based oil company, over alleged violations of environmental protections and human rights abuses in a protected African World Heritage Site.
Heads of State, Ministers and high level representatives of 46 countries, including those most heavily impacted by poaching and illegal trade of wildlife, today committed to taking “decisive and urgent action….” to tackle the global illegal wildlife trade.
The London Conference kicks off today with heads of state and ministers from over 50 governments gathering to agree a way forward to tackle illegal trade that is threatening the future of iconic species such as the Rhino, Elephant and Tiger.
WWF announced today the appointment of Dr Marco Lambertini as Director General of WWF International. Currently Chief Executive of BirdLife International, Marco will begin his new role with the global conservation organization on 1 May 2014
The United Nations agency in charge of World Heritage Sites today announced that it had received written confirmation from Total SA committing not to explore for oil or gas in wilderness areas recognized for their outstanding universal value. The French oil giant says it will not conduct “any extraction of oil or gas nor any exploration activity within the perimeter of the natural World Heritage Sites.”
Fired up about photography? Nuts about nature? Well, your passion, patience, talent and imagination could land you an amazing prize – in the British Wildlife Photography Awards.
Today (Tuesday) we’ll be convening a panel of industry leaders to debate the economic case for a low carbon UK economy. The event, titled ‘Decarbonising Britain’, will see representatives from major businesses such as Kingfisher plc, Aviva and DONG Energy discussing the economic argument for a low carbon UK together with speakers from the Manufacturers Organisation for UK Manufacturing (EEF) and the government’s Committee on Climate Change.
New results published today from WWF’s One in Five Challenge, a programme to help organisations cut 20% of flights within five years in favour of lower-carbon ways of staying connected, show that some of the UK’s leading companies have cut flights by 38% and flight expenditure by 42% over a three-year period, saving over £2 million and 3,000 tonnes of carbon on average.
On 12-13 February heads and ministers of around 50 governments from around the world will meet at the London Conference to agree how to tackle the illegal wildlife trade.
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2013 was the worst recorded year ever for rhinos killed by poachers for their horns, new figures released by the South African government reveal. This percentage increase of 7,723% is equivalent to nearly 3 rhinos a day being killed for their horns.
In response to the publication of the interim report of the Airports Commission today, WWF says that there is no business case for airport expansion in the UK.
WWF’s new infographic, published in advance of the Airports Commission interim report on the future of UK airport capacity, shows that business flying, far from taking off and needing airport expansion, has actually been on a steep descent for many years.
In a joint statement released today, over 100 businesses, investors, faith groups and NGOs, including WWF, urged the government to ensure business stability by sticking to plans to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions.
Data released recently estimate 22,000 elephants were slaughtered by poachers across Africa in 2012.
WWF has released infra-red photos showing rare evidence of endangered Amur leopards and tigers roaming freely with their cubs in China’s north-eastern forests. The images been hailed by WWF conservationists as rare evidence that both of these species are raising cubs in the greater Changbai Mountains area, which has not been documented before.