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Sunrise over the Virunga mountains.

WWF calls on Soco to explain Virunga allegations in new film

22 April 2014

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. The film, Virunga, debuted amidst rising tensions as the oil company prepares to begin seismic surveys, and after the shooting two days ago of the chief warden of Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Virunga National Park, Emmanuel de Merode.   Read WWF calls on Soco to explain Virunga allegations in new film

Staff members from WWF UK show off their London Marathon 2014 medals!

WWF UK staff join 120 other Team Panda runners to complete Virgin Money London Marathon 2014

16 April 2014

As thousands of runners crossed the finish line on the Mall in Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon, four members of staff from WWF-UK’s HQ in Woking were amongst them, raising money for the conservation organisation. Read WWF UK staff join 120 other Team Panda runners to complete Virgin Money London Marathon 2014

Barefoot runner Luke Jones from New Malden runs London Marathon 2014 shoeless.

Barefoot Runner completes Virgin Money London Marathon 2014

16 April 2014

A man who set himself the challenge of running all 26.2 miles of the London Marathon without shoes for WWF UK, made it over the finish line in an impressive 4 hours 27 minutes last Sunday. Read Barefoot Runner completes Virgin Money London Marathon 2014

Water Companies Must Prove They Mean Business On the Environment

15 April 2014

A new report published today, Tuesday 15 April, by the Blueprint for Water coalition on the environmental plans of water companies reveals a yawning gap between the best and worst performers in England and Wales.


Read Water Companies Must Prove They Mean Business On the Environment

Transforming world’s energy systems an ‘urgent necessity’

13 April 2014

(BERLIN, 13 April 2014) – WWF backed a call in a major UN scientific report released today that the world should more than triple investments in sustainable, safe low-carbon energy sources as the main measure to mitigate climate change. Read Transforming world’s energy systems an ‘urgent necessity’

Call to scale up climate action in Wales as global talks draw to a close

12 April 2014

WWF Cymru is calling for Welsh Ministers to rapidly step up action to cut greenhouse gas emissions, as international climate talks draw to a close this weekend.

Read Call to scale up climate action in Wales as global talks draw to a close

Donald Strachan at mile 5 on the Brighton Marathon course on Sunday 6 April 2014

Dad and daughter duo complete Brighton Marathon

11 April 2014

A retired teacher from the East Coast of Scotland beat his daughter, twenty five years his junior after they both took part in the Brighton Marathon last weekend.

Read Dad and daughter duo complete Brighton Marathon

A woman campaigning on climate change, Berlin © WWF

IPCC highlights need to stop gambling on fossil fuels

11 April 2014

(BERLIN, 11 April 2014) - 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. Read IPCC highlights need to stop gambling on fossil fuels

Climate change threat highlights energy investment challenge

07 April 2014

The increase in renewable energy’s share of world electricity generation is positive, but lags behind the level needed to tackle dangerous climate change, said WWF in reaction to a report published today on global energy investment. Read Climate change threat highlights energy investment challenge

“Remarkable social progress” when forests are FSC certified

07 April 2014

Forests that have the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for their sustainable management provide more benefits to communities than uncertified forests, according to a new study of Congo basin logging concessions by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).
Read “Remarkable social progress” when forests are FSC certified


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