June 20, 2019

Campaign launched to encourage tourists not to buy ivory

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By Alicia Graef China implementing a full ban on the commercial sale of ivory more than a year ago was a major victory to celebrate. However, conservationists have found that while it’s been effective in reducing the trade, tourists are still buying ivory products in neighboring countries. In response, China Customs and the National Forestry and Grasslands Administration (NFGA) […]

Scientists work to build Climate Change resilience in Caribbean coral Reef

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By Aline Reynolds Earth Institute From State of the Planet Columbia University For centuries, the Mesoamerican reef in the Caribbean Sea has welcomed over 500 species of corals, fish, and other sea creatures. Linked to commercial and recreational activities from fishing to snorkeling, the marine wildlife boosts the national economies of the countries whose coastlines […]

Rare footage captured of the world’s most endangered rhino

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By: Alicia Graef From Care2 A lucky team of conservationists has shared an encounter of a lifetime after capturing rare images and footage of an elusive, and critically endangered, Javan rhino. Javan rhinos were once widespread across India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Southern China, but have decimated over the years. […]

Crime ‘threatens nearly half the world’s natural heritage sites’

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By Matt McGrath From BBC News Poaching, illegal logging and fishing are threatening endangered species in some of the world’s most iconic natural sites, according to a report. Conservation charity WWF says almost half of the world’s 200 designated natural heritage sites are “plagued” by wildlife criminals. These include the last refuges for critically endangered […]

Royal Caribbean partners with World Wildlife Fund to save our oceans

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By Ben Squires From Over60 Royal Caribbean Cruises has made a serious pledge with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to reduce its environmental footprint and raise awareness about ocean conservation. The cruise line behind iconic cruise ships like Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas is making the very serious […]

Cruise operator Royal Caribbean teams up with WWF in new ocean conservation partnership

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By CAPTAIN GREYBEARD From Daily Mirror UK The £3.5m five-year deal will see a WWF TV channel in cabins and conservation-friendly excursions while the company has also made further environmental pledges The World Wildlife Fund will benefit from a £3.5million partnership with Royal Caribbean, launched to confirm the cruise line’s commitment to ocean conservation. The […]

Will climate change break the global food system?

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By David MacLennan Cargill chairman and chief executive officer & Carter Roberts President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund From Huffington Post Extreme weather events scuttling harvests. Skyrocketing food prices causing famine for millions and driving multitudes into poverty. Governments toppling – again – in Pakistan and Ukraine. Massive floods driving millions of refugees from their […]

WWF spotlights the tech that is conserving the planet

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By Lyndsey Gilpin From TechRepublic Jon Hoekstra, chief scientist of WWF, discussed how new technologies are playing a central role in global conservation efforts at SXSWEco on Wednesday. Can technology save the planet? According to Jon Hoekstra, chief scientist for the World Wildlife Fund, the answer is yes. At SXSWEco on Wednesday, October 8, Hoekstra […]