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Our planet is changing rapidly, which is why it’s more important than ever to stay informed.

Because the first step in making a difference is knowing what’s going on in the world around you. Here, you’ll find all the latest news from the worlds of environmental conservation and animal rights. Learn more to learn how you can make a difference.

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”

- Mahatma Gandhi

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Unparalleled in modern history, West Coast fires necessitate urgent climate action

Apocalyptic scenes have multiplied in recent weeks, as fires claim lives and incinerate communities across the West Coast. The flames are fueled by a confluence of interwoven drivers, including decades of fire management practices focused on fire suppression paired with the worsening climate crisis.

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The future of flight in an era of climate crisis

Learn four steps to rebuild air travel in a way that protects us against dangerous climate change.

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Park City, Utah recognized as a national leader on climate action

Park City, Utah is the U.S. National Winner of WWF’s One Planet City Challenge in recognition of its leadership addressing the climate crisis.

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Predator-proof pens protect community livelihoods in Nepal

New predator-proof pens improved both financial and psychological well-being for communities, who no longer having to guard their livestock throughout the night and can feel secure that their livelihood is safe.

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Gaining safe water access amid the ongoing pandemic crisis

Conservation, communities, and corporate come together to implement a new infrastructure project, giving two Honduras communities access to drinking water in their homes.

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Scientists record 110 new species in Greater Mekong

A new WWF report details a vibrant diversity of plants and vertebrate animals in Southeast Asia that have never been scientifically identified.

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Restoring orangutan habitat in Malaysia

WWF-Malaysia’s Forest Restoration Team have been hard at work at Bukit Piton for over 10 years, replanting hundreds of thousands of trees in what was once a degraded forest in order to ensure that the orangutans that live there won’t die out – a fate that would have been inevitable if efforts to restore the forest had not been taken. Today, with 2,400 hectares restored, the future is looking bright for the orangutans at Bukit Piton.

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Meet the biggest animal in the world

The Antarctic blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus ssp. Intermedia) is the largest animal on the planet, but it is critically endangered. WWF is working to protect blue whale habitat, and a remarkable number of blue whales were recently sighted in the southern Atlantic ocean. 

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5 species that stand to lose the most if the US allows drilling in the Arctic Refuge

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is located in one of the largest remaining natural areas on the planet: Alaska. The species that call the refuge home have been protected from the risks of unsustainable development for decades, but now the US government is moving forward with plans to open the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge to allow for oil and gas drilling.

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How big are whale sharks? And four other whale shark facts

Whale sharks are unique and important animals, but they are under threat. WWF is working to protect them. 

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Elephant Collaring – Protecting the Giants of Sabah

The Elephant Conservation Unit of WWF-Malaysia uses collaring to learn more about the elephants in Sabah. The information they collect from these collars helps the conservationists better protect the elephants and develop strategies to reduce instances of human wildlife conflict. 

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Updated ivory identification tool helps to combat illegal wildlife trade

The Identification Guide for Ivory and Ivory Substitutes, originally developed in 1991 and last edited in 1999, gets a refresh in this newly updated version. This resource, jointly developed by CITES, WWF, and TRAFFIC, includes detailed information on how to tell ivories and lookalikes apart through physical characteristics and provides guidance on distinguishing between ivories in trade online, where a significant portion of illegal wildlife trafficking is now taking place.

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