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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.

 

CLIMATE ACTION SHINES BRIGHT AS RECORD NUMBER OF COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES JOIN EARTH HOUR’S TENTH ANNIVERSARY

2017.03.27.

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

 

Suspect murderers of ranger arrested in Southeast Cameroon

2017.02.27.

Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of a forest ranger,  Ngongo Bruce Danny on December 7, 2016, near Lobeke National Park in eastern Cameroon.

 

Latest official poaching figures show that South Africa is still losing three rhinos a day

2017.02.27.

New South African rhino poaching figures show a decline for the second consecutive year, highlighting the importance of concerted conservation efforts. More action is needed as South Africa continues to lose, on average, three rhinos a day to the rampant poaching crisis.

 

Carpathian Forests Research - closing conference

2017.02.21.

Registracion has began for the closing conference of the Carpathian forests project.

 

Tons of pangolin scales up in flames in Cameroon

2017.02.17.

Cameroon, February 17, burnt over three tons (3094kg) of pangolin scales in ongoing fight against poaching and illicit trade of this lone mammal with scales.

 

Implementing the Agenda 2030: sustainability standards help business seize opportunities

2017.02.14.

A new report published by WWF and ISEAL today indicates how businesses can contribute strongly to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and unlock new market opportunities by using credible voluntary sustainability standards to transform entire sectors and supply chains.

 

Too many vessels, too little management for tuna fishing in the Eastern Pacific

2017.02.06.

As the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) meets for an extraordinary session this week, WWF is calling on member countries to urgently reach consensus on conservation measures for ecologically- and commercially-important tropical tuna species. Management controls on fishing several species expired last month, leaving the stocks open to exploitation without essential safeguards.

 

Hydropower threats in Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine

2017.02.01.

On the eve of World Wetlands Day – 2 February – WWF warns that hydropower projects and government decisions in ecologically sensitive areas threaten to harm the habitats of rare and endangered species in the countries along the Danube river, particularly in Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine. With regard to hydropower, WWF is active to ensure that energy requirements are met with options that also consider environmental and social impact.

 

Western Indian Ocean valued at US$333.8 billion but at a crossroads

2017.01.25.

Antananarivo, Madagascar - A groundbreaking new report finds the ocean assets of the Western Indian Ocean region are valued conservatively at US$333.8 billion but foreshadows significant challenges for the region’s ocean-based economies and food supplies in the absence of stronger conservation actions.

 
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