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Posted by on in Human Health
Humanity has exhausted its annual ecological budget in less than eight months, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank and WWF partner. For the rest of 2014, we are “in the red” – effectively overdrawn on the balance sheet of nature’s goods an...
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Posted by on in Forestry
More than a year after the entry into force of the EU’s law governing timber trade, a survey by WWF confirms that many EU countries are still failing to halt the entry of illegal wood products into the EU markets. WWF’s EU Government barometer, conducted in the first half of 2014, shows th...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Wild tigers are facing the risk of extinction in some countries due to a lack of accurate information on tiger populations, said WWF today.At the 2010 St. Petersburg ‘Tiger Summit’ when tiger range countries committed to the goal Tx2 - doubling wild tigers by 2022 - the global wild tiger population ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The government of Montenegro has revived a plan to erect four dams on the Moraca river abandoned after an international outcry and a lack of investors less than three years ago.The government – which seeks to attract tourists under the slogan “wild beauty” – is bringing the dam plan back under its j...
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Posted by on in Fishing
WWF will urge a suspension of the Pacific Bluefin tuna fishery, if fishing nations fail to set binding catch limits in line with scientific recommendations this year.WWF’s hardening stance follows an inconclusive annual meeting of the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) which deferred di...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Thailand has until next March to take measures to shut down domestic trade in illegal elephant ivory or it will face trade sanctions, an international meeting on wildlife trade announced today. Governments at a meeting of the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) r...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
The availability of ivory items for sale in Bangkok has nearly tripled in the last 18 months, according to a report released days before a major international meeting on wildlife trade.The report, Polishing off the ivory: Surveys of Thailand’s ivory marketreleased today by the wildlife trade mo...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
On the occasion of this week’s United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), WWF calls on environment ministers to push for environmental concerns to be central to the new global development agenda. Global conservation organization WWF is also advocating concerted international pressure to cut wi...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Gland, Switzerland. Starting today, more than 100 civil society groups including WWF will be promoting a Global Paper Vision that addresses climate change, human rights and new expectations for corporate transparency.The vision is the product of more than a year’s consultations under the umbrel...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Antananarivo: Over 17 million hectares of land and marine area will be the focus of a new partnership aimed at protecting Madagascar’s unique biodiversity.The three year agreement signed today between WWF and Madagascar National Parks (MNP) will cover roughly 29% of Madagascar’s total surface are. T...
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Posted by on in Forestry
The Brazilian government, WWF and partners have committed $215 million for the protection of a vital part of the Amazon rainforest following an agreement signed today.The move will guarantee funds over the next two decades to ensure long-term protection of the world's largest network of protected ar...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Bucharest: After a 200 year absence, the European bison has been returned to southern Romania in the biggest reintroduction of the species to take place in Europe. The WWF and Rewilding Europe initiative saw 20 bison from several European countries brought to the Southern Carpathians in th...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
A proposal by British oil-exploration company Soco International to look for oil in Africa's oldest national park is being criticized by the conservation group World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), which says Soco's plan puts the park's true value at risk. Soco International wants to explore for oi...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Anything that can be traded—legally or illegally—usually will be traded. That goes for the tusks, fins and other animals parts—and the endangered species that are attached to them. It hasn’t gotten the coverage that the issue deserves, but we’re currently in the middle of a poaching catast...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Today His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and the UK government hosted a conference to call for action at the highest level to end the trade in illegal wildlife – a trade that presents a grave threat not only to the natural world, but also to national and regional security. WWF welcomes this...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Poachers have entered one of Africa’s most unique elephant habitats on Monday, threatening to cause one of the biggest elephant massacres in the region since poachers killed at least 300 elephants for their ivory in Cameroon’s Bouba N’Djida National Park in February 2012.According to WWF sources, a ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
India Monday lost its ninth rhino to poaching so far this year within the northern state of Assam. The greater-one horned, or Indian rhino, was found shot dead with its horn removed in Kaziranga National Park. Seven other rhinos have already been killed in the park during 2013, and an additiona...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
A rhinoceros killed for its horn last year in Vietnam is now considered to have been the last of its subspecies. Scientists from the World Wildlife Fund reported Monday (Oct. 25) that they and their partners have analyzed the DNA from 22 dung samples collected in Vietnam since April 2010, when the ...
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