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Stories

  • A sign of hope

    October 15, 2020

    Critically endangered Malayan tiger cubs spotted in the wild give hope that the species could be on the road to recovery.

    Black and white image of two Malayan tigers walking through their forest home at night
  • What rhino dung can tell us about the health of the species

    October 13, 2020

    WWF initiated a study examining the parasites and bacteria found in fresh rhino dung samples to help detect diseases that may lead to rhino deaths.

    A greater one-horned rhino looks at the camera standing in tall green grass
  • Dzanga-Sangha gorilla twins turn four

    October 06, 2020

    The first-ever twins born to habituated gorillas in the Dzanga-Sangha Protected Area are now four years old.  Gorilla twins are extremely rare, but the survival of Inguka and Inganda brings hope that it is possible for other gorilla twins to survive in the future.

    two western lowland gorillas sitting on the ground in the forest both look over their shoulders at the camera
  • How the US and Europe help fuel the illegal tiger trade

    September 30, 2020

    New findings show that weak legislation and regulations on captive tiger facilities across the European Union and the United Kingdom are helping to fuel the illegal tiger trade. And the US 

    Tiger caged in captivitiy
  • 3 tools to promote sustainable fishing and end human rights abuses

    September 29, 2020

    Many of the practices that lead to unsustainable fishing are also rooted in some of the same underlying conditions that lead to human rights abuses. Learn more about the tools that WWF is implementing to help address these critical issues. 

    Two men drive out into the ocean in their shrimp fishing boat surrounded by sea birds flying along above them.
  • After 51 years, swift foxes return to the grasslands of Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana

    September 24, 2020

    Twenty-seven swift foxes were brought to the area from Wyoming in September, marking the beginning of a five-year reintroduction program led by the Assiniboine (Nakoda) and Gros Ventre (Aaniiih) Tribes of Fort Belknap.

    A reintroduced swift fox stands in tall yellow grasses
  • New project will help improve 1 million acres of grasslands to help fight the climate crisis

    September 22, 2020

    WWF is joining forces with The Walmart Foundation, McDonald’s, and Cargill to invest more than $6 million in this initiative to make lasting improvements to America’s iconic grasslands.

    Northern Great Plains
  • Thermal technology promises to halt poaching of rhinos

    September 21, 2020

    Since 2016, WWF and FLIR Systems Inc., a thermal imaging company, have been working together to equip rangers in Kenya with night vision thermal technology to better protect wildlife from poaching under cover of darkness. Since the project began, no rhinos have been poached in the areas where the night vision cameras operate.

    two rhinos in field_Kenya
  • Unparalleled in modern history, West Coast fires necessitate urgent climate action

    September 17, 2020

    Apocalyptic scenes have multiplied in recent weeks, as fires claim lives and incinerate communities across the West Coast. The flames are fueled by a confluence of interwoven drivers, including decades of fire management practices focused on fire suppression paired with the worsening climate crisis.

    Buildings surrounded in an orange glow.
  • The future of flight in an era of climate crisis

    September 17, 2020

    Learn four steps to rebuild air travel in a way that protects us against dangerous climate change.

    airplane on a runway
  • Park City, Utah recognized as a national leader on climate action

    September 15, 2020

    Park City, Utah is the U.S. National Winner of WWF’s One Planet City Challenge in recognition of its leadership addressing the climate crisis.

    Glowing storefronts amid a pink sunset.
  • The Condor & The Eagle: Fighting Climate Injustice Together

    We can’t successfully protect the diversity of life on Earth without understanding the ways that environmental threats disproportionately impact Indigenous communities in the United States and around the world, and without supporting those communities’ efforts as land and water defenders. WWF is proud to be partnering with The Condor & The Eagle’s team. We hope that you will join us in watching this powerful documentary film and learn how to support the movement against climate injustice from our exceptional panelists.

    Photos of the main characters in The Condor & The Eagle, as well as the date and time of the online screening.
  • Predator-proof pens protect community livelihoods in Nepal

    September 11, 2020

    New predator-proof pens improved both financial and psychological well-being for communities, who no longer having to guard their livestock throughout the night and can feel secure that their livelihood is safe.

    Woman in front of pen of goats in Khata corridor, Nepal
  • Gaining safe water access amid the ongoing pandemic crisis

    August 27, 2020

    Conservation, communities, and corporate come together to implement a new infrastructure project, giving two Honduras communities access to drinking water in their homes.

    A group of Honduran men in a forest surrounded by bags of concrete and other materials to build a new water system
  • WWF welcomes the 2020 class of conservation leaders

    Thirteen inspirational conservationists from six countries will use their expertise to protect species, fill research gaps, and conserve the world’s most critical ecosystems.

    2020 EFN Fellow Fransiska Kangombe
  • Scientists record 110 new species in Greater Mekong

    August 25, 2020

    A new WWF report details a vibrant diversity of plants and vertebrate animals in Southeast Asia that have never been scientifically identified.

    A close up of a lizard's face.
  • Restoring orangutan habitat in Malaysia

    August 19, 2020

    WWF-Malaysia’s Forest Restoration Team have been hard at work at Bukit Piton for over 10 years, replanting hundreds of thousands of trees in what was once a degraded forest in order to ensure that the orangutans that live there won’t die out – a fate that would have been inevitable if efforts to restore the forest had not been taken. Today, with 2,400 hectares restored, the future is looking bright for the orangutans at Bukit Piton.

    An adult and baby orangutan sit in the tree tops
  • Meet the biggest animal in the world

    The Antarctic blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus ssp. Intermedia) is the largest animal on the planet, but it is critically endangered. WWF is working to protect blue whale habitat, and a remarkable number of blue whales were recently sighted in the southern Atlantic ocean. 

    A blue whale swims beneath the surface of the ocean.
  • 5 species that stand to lose the most if the US allows drilling in the Arctic Refuge

    August 17, 2020

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is located in one of the largest remaining natural areas on the planet: Alaska. The species that call the refuge home have been protected from the risks of unsustainable development for decades, but now the US government is moving forward with plans to open the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge to allow for oil and gas drilling.

    polar bears rest on an ice pack
  • How big are whale sharks? And four other whale shark facts

    Whale sharks are unique and important animals, but they are under threat. WWF is working to protect them. 

    whale shark
  • Elephant collaring – protecting the giants of Sabah

    August 12, 2020

    The Elephant Conservation Unit of WWF-Malaysia uses collaring to learn more about the elephants in Sabah. The information they collect from these collars helps the conservationists better protect the elephants and develop strategies to reduce instances of human wildlife conflict. 

    Two elephants emerge from a palm oil plantation
  • Updated ivory identification tool helps to combat illegal wildlife trade

    August 11, 2020

    The Identification Guide for Ivory and Ivory Substitutes, originally developed in 1991 and last edited in 1999, gets a refresh in this newly updated version. This resource, jointly developed by CITES, WWF, and TRAFFIC, includes detailed information on how to tell ivories and lookalikes apart through physical characteristics and provides guidance on distinguishing between ivories in trade online, where a significant portion of illegal wildlife trafficking is now taking place.

    African Elephant Confiscating Conflict ivory
  • COVID & the Ba’Aka Tribe of Dzanga-Sangha

    August 06, 2020

    In the Central African Republic, WWF supports the Indigenous Ba’Aka tribe of Dzanga-Sangha in social distancing to protect themselves from COVID-19. 

    A group of Ba'Aka people walking into the forest
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