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23 May 2013
Commenting on the report published today (23 May) by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) , WWF said investing in the low-carbon economy was a ‘no-regrets’ policy. Read Embracing low-carbon power is a no regrets policy
22 May 2013
Today (22 May) WWF released dozens of photographs and video footage of endangered species captured by camera traps in the mountainous giant panda reserves in China.
Over 100 infra-red camera traps were set up across six nature reserves in central-western China, as part of WWF’s giant panda conservation programme in collaboration with its partners from the local forestry authority.
Read WWF: Rare species caught on camera
21 May 2013
Today (21st May) His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and the UK Government will host a conference to call for action at the highest level to end the trade in illegal wildlife – a trade that presents a grave threat not only to the natural world, but also to national and regional security. WWF welcomes this initiative, which aims to highlight this issue on the international political agenda. As President of WWF-UK, HRH The Prince of Wales shares many of the same conservation interests, including the desire to see an end to illegal wildlife trade. With reference to the event, David Nussbaum, Chief Executive of WWF-UK said: Read WWF: Royal event to tackle illegal wildlife trade
20 May 2013
Commenting on a report released today (20 May) by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Beef and Lamb , WWF-UK said that the report was wrong to claim that there was no clear evidence of the environmental impact of livestock production. Read Clear evidence of environmental impact of livestock production
15 May 2013
After pulling yet another all-nighter, European Fisheries Ministers finalised their negotiating mandate on the current EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform. Despite the agreement between Members States being a positive step forward, Ministers unfortunately have failed to match the ambition of the European Parliament and the public to bring forth a proposal that will ensure sustainably managed fisheries in Europe for future generations. Read Fisheries Ministers agree position on CFP reform
10 May 2013
Data from stations monitoring concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere have indicated that the world has reached 400 parts per million (ppm) of the climate-changing gas for the first time in human history . Read Levels of climate changing gases reach 400ppm
10 May 2013
At least 26 elephants were massacred in the Dzanga Bai World Heritage Site in the Central African Republic, after 17 individuals armed with Kalashnikov rifles on Monday entered this unique elephant habitat, known locally as the “village of elephants”. Read WWF: At least 26 elephants massacred in world heritage site
10 May 2013
Responding to a report published today (10 May) on the UK Government’s Aviation Strategy by the Transport Select Committee, Jean Leston, transport policy lead at WWF-UK said: “This report from the Transport Select Committee is about as predictable and welcome as rain in a British summer. Read Comment on Transport Committee report on Aviation Strategy
07 May 2013
Poachers have entered one of Africa’s most unique elephant habitats on Monday, threatening to cause one of the biggest elephant massacres in the region since poachers killed at least 300 elephants for their ivory in Cameroon’s Bouba N’Djida National Park in February 2012. Read Poachers enter Unique Elephant Habitat
02 May 2013
Bangkok, Thailand - The Greater Mekong subregion in Southeast Asia risks losing more than a third of its remaining forest cover within the next two decades if regional governments fail to boost protection, value and restore natural capital and embrace green growth, warns a new WWF report. Read Forest loss figures highlight need for green growth in the Greater Mekong – WWF