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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Thursday, April 29, 2010
New Study Says Increased Enforcement Is Cheapest Way to Save Southeast Asia’s Coral Reefs from Blast Fishing
A new study analyzing the destruction of Southeast Asia's coral reefs by blast fishing finds that an ounce of prevention is indeed better than a pound of cure. The authors of the study in the journal Conservation Letters find that using marine patrols and enforcement to prevent blast fishing can be 70 times more cost-effective than rebuilding those reefs after the damage is done.
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Friday, March 26, 2010
All 50 States and the Nation’s Capital Join the World in Turning Out for WWF’s Earth Hour
World Wildlife Fund ( WWF ) announced today that Earth Hour will be officially observed in all 50 states, uniting the country in the single largest call to action on climate change in history.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Study Highlights Forest Protected Areas as a Critical Strategy for Slowing Climate Change
A new study involving scientists from 13 different organizations, universities and research institutions states that forest protection offers one of the most effective, practical, and immediate strategies to combat climate change. The study, "Indigenous Lands, Protected Areas, and Slowing Climate Change," was published in PLoS Biology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, and makes specific recommendations for incorporating protected areas into overall strategies to reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses from deforestation and degradation (nicknamed REDD).
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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Cities and States Across the U.S. to Turn Out for WWF's 2010 Earth Hour
WWF announced today that a record 19 states and 48 cities in the U.S. will dim their lights for Earth Hour 2010 with more expected to join the global movement in the coming weeks.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The World Prepares to Participate in WWF's Earth Hour
On Saturday, March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time, the largest ever public demonstration for action on climate change will take place as lights are symbolically turned off for one hour in homes, office buildings, iconic landmarks, government buildings and retail establishments across the globe for Earth Hour . With 38 days left until Earth Hour 2010, the movement has already received support from 656 cities, towns and municipalities in 80 countries across every continent.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
WWF’s Earth Hour Returns for 2010 in Largest Call for Action on Climate Change in History
World Wildlife Fund announced today that Earth Hour 2010 will take place on Saturday, March 27 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, with many of the nation’s most iconic landmarks dimming their lights for one hour in what is expected to be the largest call for action on climate change in history.
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Friday, December 18, 2009
WWF Statement On Climate Summit Speech By President Obama
World Wildlife Fund today issued the following statement today from WWF President and CEO Carter Roberts in response to President Obama's speech before the UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen: "In coming to Copenhagen at the critical final stage of this two-year process, President Obama outlined the building blocks of a deal and expressed his conviction that work still needs to be done. He has put an emissions target on the table and pledged his commitment to long-term climate financing - both critical pieces of a final deal.‪
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
As Arctic Sea Ice Reaches 2009 Minimum, Pressure Builds On Senate To Pass Climate Bill This Year
Ice coverage over the Arctic sea has likely reached its lowest level for 2009 - the third lowest amount of coverage on record - based on data collected by the National Snow and Ice Data Center . This year's summer melt continues a trend of rapid sea ice decline over the past 30 years. The average sea ice extent for August 2009 was 2.42 million square miles - about 540,000 square miles below the 1979 to 2000 average. That decline is larger than the states of Texas, California, Florida and Indiana combined.
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Thursday, September 03, 2009
Updated Statement: WWF Strongly Condemns Brazilian Ad and Apologizes to 9-11 Victims and Families
World Wildlife Fund today issued the following statement in response to an ad and video that has been linked to our organization and contains messages and images related to the events of 9-11. "WWF reiterates our strong condemnation and repudiation of this offensive and tasteless ad and reaffirms that no one in the US organization had any knowledge or any role in the ad's creation and expresses its regret for any pain it may have caused 9-11 victims and their families.
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Wednesday, July 01, 2009
U.S. Lags Behind G8 Nations in Growing Clean Energy Economy, Reducing Emissions
As Congress debates landmark energy and climate legislation, a new analysis released today finds the United States lags far behind most other G8 nations in building a clean energy economy and cutting greenhouse gas pollution. The G8 Climate Scorecard, released by World Wildlife Fund and global financial services company Allianz SE, comes one week before heads of state gather in Italy for the 2009 G8 summit.
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