World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

The largest multinational conservation organization in the world, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, October 20, 2014
Alpine Lifelines on the Brink
Only one in ten Alpine rivers are healthy enough to maintain water supply and to cope with climate impacts according to a report by WWF. The publication is the first-ever comprehensive study on the condition of Alpine rivers. The landmark WWF study, Save the Alpine Rivers , found that only 340...
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Australia Creates World’s Biggest Marine Park Network on Eve of Rio +20 Summit
Australia today created the world’s biggest network of marine protected areas, setting an important precedent for ocean protection as countries prepare to meet for the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
WWF: World’s Rarest Wild Cat Thrown a Lifeline with Establishment of New National Park
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today announced the establishment of a new national park in Russia as part of efforts to save the world’s rarest cat – the Amur leopard. Fewer than 40 Amur leopards are believed to exist in the wild, the majority of which reside in the new Land of the Leopard National Park in Russia’s Far East. The national park includes around 60 percent of the critically endangered cat’s remaining habitat.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
European, Japanese Taxpayers Unwittingly Underwrite Continued Forest and Tiger Habitat Destruction
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has been accused of a “double default” on international creditors, after an investigation revealed that the company has decimated tropical forests it promised to conserve under “legally binding” debt restructuring agreements.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Environmental Leaders Call on President Obama to Halt Overfishing Subsidies
Today, Mission Blue, Oceana and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) delivered a letter to President Obama calling for renewed U.S. leadership at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to end subsidies that contribute to overfishing.
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Monday, May 09, 2011
WWF Releases Rare Footage of Sumatran Tiger Cubs
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today released rare video footage of three Sumatran tiger cubs playfully chasing leaves in the forests of the Bukit Tigapuluh landscape in Indonesia. Over the span of just two months, video and camera traps recorded images of 12 tigers – including two mothers with cubs – in an area of 184 square miles, a significant concentration in Sumatra. There are estimated to be only around 400 of the critically endangered Sumatran tigers left in the wild.
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Rhino Poaching in South Africa Reaches All-Time High
An astonishing 333 rhinos were illegally killed in South Africa in 2010, including 10 critically endangered black rhinos, according to South African national park officials. The annual total is the highest ever experienced in South Africa and nearly triple 2009 numbers when 122 rhinos were killed. An additional five rhinos have already been lost to poaching in the first week of 2011.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Amazing Discoveries in the Amazon: New Species Found Every Three Days Over Last Decade
Between 1999 and 2009, more than 1,200 new species of plants and vertebrates were discovered in the Amazon biome – a rate of one new species every three days – confirming the Amazon as one of the most diverse places on Earth, says a WWF report. High-resolution photographs of many of these new and unusual species, as well as video footage, is available for download .
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Last Month Was Hottest June on Record, Raising Urgency of Passing Climate Legislation, Says WWF
With the US Senate back from recess and preparing to take up a climate and clean energy bill, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced that last month was the hottest June in recorded history. The record, the latest in a string of climate extremes this year, underscores the urgency of passing a climate bill that limits the fossil fuel pollution that is causing Earth's climate to change in dangerous and costly ways, said World Wildlife Fund officials.
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Monday, June 07, 2010
China and US Both Have Capacity to Measure and Report CO2 Emissions, Says WWF
The United States and China, by far the world's two biggest emitters of greenhouse gas pollution, have the technology and processes in place right now to accurately measure and report their emissions of CO 2 and other heat-trapping gases, according to a new report issued today by World Wildlife Fund.
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