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Romanian Environment Ministry gives green light for trophy hunting of wolves and brown bears

2017.09.12.

The Romanian Ministry of Environment proposes again hunting as the only solution to human-wildlife conflict, ignoring once more the specialists they consult.

 

Global leaders head critical summit to save the snow leopard and its habitat, on which hundreds of millions depend

2017.08.23.

World leaders will begin critical talks over the future of the snow leopard and its habitat; the headwaters for rivers on which hundreds of millions directly depend as a source of freshwater. WWF urges snow leopard range countries*, which include political powerhouses China, Russia and India, to bolster previous commitments, or risk irreversible damage to both the species and landscape.
 

 

WWF deeply concerned over imminent certification of Mexican tuna fishery

2017.08.05.

WWF has expressed its deep concern at the likely Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of the Northeastern Tropical Pacific tuna dolphin-set purse seine fishery. WWF had previously objected to this certification proposal due to its belief that impacts of the fishery on depleted dolphin populations have not been sufficiently examined and addressed, therefore not meeting the MSC standard. An independent adjudicator assigned to consider the objection has now dismissed WWF’s challenge.  

 

WWF urges Slovak government to protect Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians

2017.07.11.

Continuing inappropriate management, extensive logging and hunting in the Slovak part of the site is threatening the outstanding universal value of the whole UNESCO site, which includes areas located in Ukraine and Germany.

 

International Danube Day celebrations

2017.07.05.

Coinciding with international Danube Day celebrations, the JOINTISZA project organised a string of milestone events that will shape future project activities.

 

Wild animals banned from Romanian circuses

2017.06.14.

The Romanian government has prohibited the use of wild animals in circus performances in the country. Previously WWF Romania collected more than 63,000 signatures in an online petition addressing the country’s political class to take action.

 

First UN Ocean Conference signals global goal out of reach without major new action

2017.06.09.

On the concluding day of the first ever United Nations Ocean Conference, WWF calls for unprecedented action to achieve the agreed Ocean sustainable development goal. This comes as member states prepare to endorse a call for action that acknowledges the serious threats to the ocean from overexploitation and climate change, and the need for much greater ambition.

 

US Intent to Withdraw from Paris Agreement Triggers Renewed Call to Action

2017.06.01.

US President Donald Trump today said that he would begin the process of withdrawing the United States from the historic Paris Agreement, the world’s first global plan to address climate change. This announcement is a call to action to national and local governments, businesses and people worldwide to step up their commitments to address climate change.

 

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians at risk

2017.05.23.

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany are at risk and UNESCO expresses concern about inappropriate management, logging and other threats within the Slovakian part of the World Heritage Site. WWF urges the government to take steps.

 

Climate action shines bright as record number of countries and territories join Earth Hour’s tenth anniversary

2017.04.07.

An unprecedented 187 countries and territories came together for WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday 25 March to take a stand for climate action.

 
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Photos Earth Hour 2015"Palánták" projectField day and water buffalo drive in Tiszatarján

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