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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GLAND, Switzerland (18 January, 2017) – Today, NASA and the U.S National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared 2016 as the hottest year on record globally.
For the first time, a comprehensive assessment of European habitats has been carried out, providing a clear picture of the state of the 490 habitats in 35 countries across Europe, from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean Sea, and in neighbouring coastal waters of the North Atlantic, Baltic, Mediterranean and Black Seas.
WWF mourns the passing of international environmental lawyer Dr Wolfgang E. Burhenne aged 92 on Friday 6 January 2017. A signatory to the Morges Manifesto, which established the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in 1961 and the driving force behind some of the world’s most important international environmental treaties, Dr Burhenne leaves behind a legacy of environmental protection.
WWF and TRAFFIC welcomed today’s historic announcement that China will close down its domestic ivory trade by the end of 2017, signalling an end to the world’s primary legal ivory market and a major boost to international efforts to tackle the elephant poaching crisis in Africa.
As winter is coming, the eight water buffalos of Tiszatarján have returned to their winter residence from their floodplain pasture. With the help of WWF, the 11 hectares area is being “cleaned” from invasive Amorpha species by the local community and used as a grassland for long horned Grey Cattle and water buffalos