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Nature dodges bullet: huge public campaign saves EU nature laws

2016.12.07.

European Commission confirms EU nature protection laws will be saved after record-breaking campaign – now put the laws to work, say NGOs

 

Spain announces dredging ban to protect Doñana

2016.12.02.

Spain's Doñana wetland received a reprieve today when authorities committed not to allow dredging of a river essential to the World Heritage site's health.

 

Nations need to get serious about biodiversity loss or risk missing global targets

2016.12.02.

Faced with dramatic declines in nature, governments must come prepared to urgently implement their collective commitments to global biodiversity conservation and dramatically raise their individual ambitions at the upcoming meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

 

Asian infrastructure boom could be end of the road for tigers

2016.11.22.

With massive infrastructure plans threatening all tiger landscapes and risking recent gains in tiger conservation, Asian governments must adopt a sustainable approach to infrastructure planning and construction or drive tigers toward extinction, according to a new analysis by WWF.

 

Paris Agreement passes first stress test at COP22

2016.11.18.

In response to the close of COP22, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, leader of WWF International’s Climate & Energy Practice, issued the following statement:

 

WWF Welcomes first shipment of legally licensed wood product from Indonesia to the EU

2016.11.15.

Today the first shipment of wood products licensed under Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) was sent from Indonesia to the European Union.

 

Surge in seizures of captive-bred tigers strengthens call for Asia to close all tiger farms

2016.11.15.

With commercial tiger breeding in Asia threatening the future of the world’s remaining wild tigers, governments must announce concrete steps to close all the continent’s tiger farms within the next three years at the international conference on illegal wildlife trade starting tomorrow in Viet Nam.

 

New report shows the critical situation of water in Doñana, WWF warns

2016.11.15.

The health of Spain's Doñana National Park is fully dependant on water. But the aquifer that feeds Doñana’s marshes is drying up at an alarming speed, and its deterioration is affecting rivers, marshes, lagoons, as well as the plants and animals that make Doñana unique.

 

Paris Agreement enters into force

2016.11.04.

Less than a year ago, 197 countries came together to deliver a universal climate agreement and, with it, a promise to work together to limit global temperature rise to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

 

Belize offshore seismic testing suspended after outcry

2016.10.21.

The longest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere has received a reprieve from seismic surveying, WWF has learned. Officials in Belize agreed to suspend the seismic portion of offshore oil exploration an after an outcry from concerned citizens, national civil society groups and international conservation organizations and their supporters.

 
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