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Massive Loss of Elephants in the Mara Serengeti Ecosystem concerns Conservationists

An aerial report released yesterday in Arusha has revealed a worrying number of elephant carcasses in the world famous Mara-Serengeti ecosystem. A total of 192 elephant carcasses were counted, of which 117 were in Kenya and 75 in Tanzania. More shocking is that of all the carcasses found in Kenya, 84% were outside of the Masai Mara National Reserve, and each had its tusks missing.

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.

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.

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