With caviar trafficking driving endangered sturgeon and paddlefish species towards extinction, a collaborative study released today highlights the role of corruption in facilitating the illegal trade and ecommends how corruption at the heart of wildlife crime across the globe can be addressed.
WWF today published a report on the ‘Economic impacts of hydrocarbon exploitation in Greece’ as part of the launch of its international campaign to halt oil and gas drilling plans in the country. The study, commissioned by WWF and conducted by eftec, finds that a major oil spill in Greece would devastate the country’s tourism and fishing industries, and cost the Greek economy more than 7.5 billion euros.
The idea came from Pantone and color of the year, Living Coral, the campaign started by WWF Hungary, and White Rabbit is responsible for the communication.
Campaign a milestone in nature conservation in Hungary.
MEP, representing seven different political groups, have sent a letter to the European Commissioner Karmenu Vella expressing their concern with regards to the critical situation in two areas protected under EU law in Bulgaria: Pirin National Park and Kresna Gorge.
On the eve of Danube Day, 29 June, WWF, The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company and the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River take stock of progress of their 7-year partnership for rivers and wetlands in the Danube basin.
The case of Robi, a brown bear wandering through Hungary caught then let free last week, is now spreading like wildfire in media outlets, all reporting bear sightings. According to WWF Hungary, this case highlights the urge for re-learning how to live in coexistence with large carnivores. It is important to assure that large carnivores remain undisturbed, so WWF Hungary asks for people’s cooperation.
The older a forest is, the more it is expected to be rich in flora and fauna. Aged forests’ touristic attraction should not be undervalued. Who would not prefer visiting romantic landscapes during their trips; landscapes whose most colourful scenes are old forests with their trees sized and shaped just as in a fable? Concerning our international project that supports the conservation of oak forests, we hereby report on Hungary’s “hundred-year-old” forests.
Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest, Sofia, Kyiv - Earth Hour, WWF’s landmark movement, is once again set to unite millions of people around the world to show their commitment to the planet. Hundreds of iconic landmarks in Central and Eastern Europe will switch off lights for an hour at 8:30 p.m. local time, 24 March to stand in solidarity with nature while they join the world’s largest environmental demonstration to support actions for a living planet.
Belize becomes a world leader in ocean protection by ending oil activity in its waters. The legislation, which was signed into law on 29 December 2017, marks the first time that a developing country has taken such a major step to protect its oceans.