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.
Our president, HRH The Prince of Wales, on Tuesday joined a meeting with The Duke of Cambridge and the seven conservation organisations that are members of United for Wildlife – including WWF-UK. The group discussed technology, such as unmanned aerial vehicles, that could help the world’s wildlife rangers in their fight against poachers.
A third of England’s rivers could face an uncertain future if the government pushes ahead with new legislation warned WWF.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to WWF to help Nepal double its wild tiger numbers by 2022 – the next Chinese Year of the Tiger.
Deforestation in Brazil rose by 28% in the last year, according to new figures released by Brazil’s environment ministry. But the news wasn’t all bad...
The Prince of Wales has launched WWF’s first Green Ambassador Awards.
Richard Benyon - the Ex Environmental Minister - has today called for action to tackle water issues facing the UK.
The Japanese government is expected to announce newly revised targets for its carbon emissions, which are significantly lower than promised. Instead of reducing emissions, the new targets will actually increase Japan’s greenhouse gas levels by 3.1% by 2020.
More endangered animal items have been seized in the year up to April 2013 than any other year the Home office has announced.
WWF-UK’s president, HRH The Prince of Wales, has visited an elephant conservation project in the southern Indian state of Kerala, whilst on a tour of the country.
David Attenborough visited the Living Planet Centre on Friday 1 November and officially opened our inspirational new home. Soon, we'll be welcoming visitors of all ages into the eco building to witness the WWF experience and gain an insight into our work in the natural world.
Earlier this week, Soco international - the company currently pushing ahead with plans to explore for oil in Virunga national park, a UNESCO world heritage site - put out a statement wrongly accusing WWF of misleading the public with the recent film Virunga (now showing in cinemas across the country). We would like to make it clear that Soco's claims are unfair and misleading. The film shows Anna Friel - who features in the film - pointing to Lake Edward (where Soco intend to explore for oil).
Today in the EU Parliament we witnessed another important vote on safeguarding our oceans and reforming the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy.
At least 441 new species of animals and plants have been discovered over the past four years in the vast, underexplored rainforest of the Amazon. The discoveries from 2010 to 2013, include a flame-patterned lizard, a bronze-legged poison dart frog, a vegetarian piranha and a monkey that purrs like a cat.
British Actress Anna Friel stars in ‘Virunga’ a new short film directed by Stephen Poliakoff, being shown in ODEON cinemas across the UK from 11 October.
We’re taking part in Free Wills Month. Take part throughout October and you can get your will written for free in selected locations across England and Wales.
We’ve filed an OECD complaint with the UK Government against British oil company Soco International plc.
We’ve been working in the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem – prime lion habitat – for the last 20 years and we’ve seen the changes. The landscape is facing more pressure than ever before; sprawling agriculture and growing populations means wildlife and human settlements are coming into much closer contact.
Back in April this year, as part of our Sky Rainforest Rescue I Love Amazon Week initiative, we launched a competition to find budding young reporters who could bring to life the issues facing the Amazon Rainforest.