Monthly Archives: April 2017

“Ordinary People, Simple Choices, Great Change” – WWF-China Green Walk raises awareness about forest conservation

“Ordinary People, Simple Choices, Great Change” – WWF-China Green Walk raises awareness about forest conservation Posted on 28 April 2017     WWF-China staff at the Green Walk, Earth Day 2017. © WWF-China More than 300 people joined WWF-China’s Green Walk in Beijing on Earth Day 2017 to raise awareness about forest conservation and learn about how their daily choices ...

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WWF and Partners Celebrate Six Years of Successful Forest and Wildlife Conservation in Central Annamites of Laos and Vietnam

WWF and Partners Celebrate Six Years of Successful Forest and Wildlife Conservation in Central Annamites of Laos and Vietnam Posted on 21 April 2017 A village located around Xe Sap NPA, where villagers can access to natural resources for their livelihoods. © Noy Promsouvanh Hue City, Vietnam, April 20, 2017 — A ground-breaking partnership has resulted in the protection of ...

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A New Committee Formed to Oversee the Implementation of the Zanzibar Declaration

Posted on 13 April 2017     Zanzibar Declaration © WWF Tanzania In reaffirming commitments against illegal trade in timber and other products, the representatives of national forest agencies has formed the Steering Committee (also referred to as the Technical Committee), which would consist of high-level government officials capable of pushing forward the deliberations under the Zanzibar Declaration in the ...

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EU limits permission to pollute for dirty coal

Posted on 28 April 2017     More than 126,000 citizens recently called on European Health and Environment Ministers to “clean up Europe’s toxic air” in a Europe-wide petition (2) organised by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), WWF, and WeMove.EU. © Lode Saidane / WWF Brussels, 28 April 2017 ...

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Jared Diamond on what we can learn from traditional societies.

Jared Diamond is regularly stopped in airports by people telling him that his books changed their lives. That’s unusual for a geography professor but the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Third Chimpanzee and many other popular science books says people respond this way because he writes on the big issues of life that everybody’s concerned with–survival, ...

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The scientists fighting to save us from a world without coffee.

While Washington debates whether climate change is a hoax or an imminent threat, the world coffee industry is not waiting for the American government to take action to protect its business. Coffee crops are under siege from deforestation, abnormally high temperatures, a lack of precipitation, and disease. The global market is heading for its fourth straight year of deficit, according to ...

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Surprise El Niño causes devastation but offers lessons for ecologists.

Leo Ramirez/AFP/Getty An unusual ‘coastal’ El Niño drenched northern Peru and displaced tens of thousands of people. Torrential rains pummelled Peru’s northern coastal desert in February and March, triggering floods that killed at least 113 people and destroyed some 40,000 homes. As families grapple with their losses and government officials tally the cost of repair and reconstruction, scientists are gearing up ...

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The 2017 algae almanac.

This spring, at the same time as hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens across the U.S. and around the world prepare to march to demand climate action, one of global warming’s already widespread, devastating effects—and causes—is rearing its head again. Toxic algae season is upon us like an endangered rusty patch bumblebee on a tomato blossom. This week hundreds of ...

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