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Fascinating ancient Sahara site celebrated for World Wetlands Day

Tunis, Tunisia: A remote seasonal salt lake on the edge of the Sahara leads a list of 15 new Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance being declared in the country on World Wetlands Day, February 2.

Habitat loss drives Sumatran elephants step closer to extinction

An immediate moratorium on habitat conversion is needed to secure a future for Sumatran elephants, conservation organization WWF says.

Amazon and other regions at risk as Brazil’s Senate poised to strip forest protections

The Brazilian Senate is poised to pass measures that will strip the Amazon forest and other important ecosystems of hard won protections and open up vast amounts of the forest to agriculture and cattle ranching.

WWF launches MyCoralTriangle campaign

Jakarta, Indonesia – The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has launched a new regional campaign that encourages individuals to buy virtual property across the Coral Triangle, the world’s center of marine life

Greening Fiji’s sugar through stronger partnerships

Would you like some ‘green’ sugar from Fiji for your coffee? It’s on its way. On Wednesday 12th October, the Labasa Cane Producers Association (LCPA) and WWF-South Pacific (WWF-SPPO) signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to work together to implement better management practices for sugarcane cultivation and production

Norway launches renewable energy scheme for developing countries

OSLO, NORWAY: WWF has welcomed a new global initiative launched by the Norwegian government to bring renewable energy to developing countries.

Leading Singaporean supermarket chain says “no” to shark fin

Singapore – Prominent Singapore-based supermarket chain Cold Storage has joined the WWF Singapore Sustainable Seafood Group and marked its commitment with an announcement that it will stop selling all shark fin and shark products in its 42 outlets across the country.

New President for WWF-UK

London, UK: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has been announced as the new President of WWF-UK. His Royal Highness takes up the role at a key time in WWF’s history – our 50th anniversary – and as we look to the future.

World must solve water, food and energy equation

Gland, Switzerland: One of the world’s key challenges in an increasingly challenging future will be balancing the water, food and energy equation, WWF predicted at the conclusion of this year’s World Water Week in Stockholm.

Toilet paper brand wipes out forests and endangered species

Auckland – An investigation released today reveals that Auckland based company Cottonsoft is sourcing its toilet paper from rainforests in Indonesia, home of the critically-endangered Sumatran tiger.