ARTICLES RELATING TO WWF

WWF releases 11 000 sturgeons to restock Danube

2014-11-19 20:54

WWF has released 11 000 threatened sturgeons in the Danube river to restock Europe's last wild sturgeon populations, the conservationist group says.

Chinese officials 'went on illegal ivory buying sprees'

2014-11-06 08:49

Chinese diplomatic and military staff went on buying sprees for illegal ivory while on official visits to Tanzania, sending prices soaring, an environmental activist group says.

Rare dwarf buffalo charges against extinction

2014-10-31 14:08

The population of the Philippines' dwarf buffalo, one of the world's rarest animals, has grown to its largest since efforts to save them from extinction began, conservationists say.

Brazil protects giant swathe of Amazon rainforest

2014-10-22 10:04

The Brazilian government says it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rainforest under federal protection, creating a reserve larger than the US state of Delaware.

Interpol makes illegal ivory trafficking a priority

2014-10-08 08:22

International police organisation Interpol has announced it would establish a team to target ivory trafficking and more generally, environmental crime, in Africa.

New 85 000ha reserve proclaimed in Western Cape

2014-09-24 11:00

A new nature reserve – the first in 20 years in the Western Cape – has been declared across 85 000ha of the Succulent Karoo region.

Environmentalists criticise reef protection plan

2014-09-15 22:05

Environmentalists criticised a new Australian government plan released to protect the Great Barrier Reef in the face of UN concerns, saying it will not do enough to halt the marine park's decline.

Kangaroos abound but fears for smaller cousins: WWF

2014-09-06 10:53

Australia's big kangaroos are thriving, but wildlife campaigners hold fears for their smaller cousins, including the little-known bettong and the rock wallaby, WWF Australia has warned.

WWF welcomes rhino evacuation

2014-08-13 08:06

WWF South Africa has welcomed the announcement that rhino along the eastern boundary of the Kruger National Park would be moved to strongholds to protect them from poachers.

Africa's oldest nature park counts on sustainability

2014-06-30 12:25

People living in and around Africa's oldest wildlife reserve - Virunga National Park - threatened by armed groups and oil prospectors, are pinning their hopes on sustainable development projects.

Australia welcomes Unesco reef decision

2014-06-19 12:08

Australia has called a decision by Unesco to defer listing the Great Barrier Reef as in danger 'a win for logic', but environmentalists say it was a final warning.

Illegal fishing needs to stop says EU

2014-06-10 14:04

The European Commission has delivered a formal warning to the Philippines and Papua New Guinea over illegal fishing, a step that could lead to a ban on exporting to the EU.

WWF condemns oil search in Africa's oldest park

2014-04-25 07:32

Environmental campaigners WWF have condemned moves by British firm Soco International to start searching for oil in part of Africa's oldest national park.

Earth hour... countdown begins

2014-03-28 12:14

Cape Town has been named the capital city by the World Wide Fund for Nature's Global Earth Hour, and as the countdown begins to save energy.

WWF: First fatwa issued to protect wildlife

2014-03-05 11:10

Indonesia's top Islamic clerical body has issued a religious fatwa against the illegal hunting and trade in endangered animals in the country, which the WWF hailed as the world's first.

Illegal ivory crushed in Paris

2014-02-06 21:15

Three tons of illegal ivory has been crushed in Paris in Europe's first destruction of a stockpile of the banned elephant tusks.

UN targets wildlife traders in Africa sanctions

2014-01-31 12:04

The UN Security Council has targeted illegal wildlife traffickers for sanctions in a pair of resolutions against African armed groups, a step conservationists called unprecedented.

Davos push for clean energy

2014-01-22 22:11

At a Davos forum, political and business leaders have pushed for cleaner energy to limit climate change.

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Should rhino horn be farmed?

2014-01-20 14:39

Supplying legal rhino horn would not automatically cut out the illegal supply - that's the message from WWF South Africa.

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Court blocks Swedish wolf hunt

2014-01-17 08:52

Plans to hold licensed wolf hunts in Sweden have been blocked by a Stockholm court following an appeal by environmental groups.

Nepal uses satellite to track rare snow leopard

2013-12-18 18:37

Wildlife experts in Nepal are tracking a rare snow leopard by using a collar with a satellite link to discover how climate change and human encroachment are affecting its habitat.

Asia countries oppose shark fin ban at Cape meeting

2013-11-26 10:52

Three Asian countries have opposed a proposal to strengthen the current ban on shark finning at the annual meeting of the Atlantic tuna commission held in Cape Town.

Rare mammal sighting, first time in 15yrs

2013-11-13 16:48

One of the rarest and most threatened mammals on earth has been caught on camera in Vietnam for the first time in 15 years, renewing hope for the recovery of the species.

Expert calls for fair distribution of SA electricity

2013-10-18 11:30

Large industrial electricity users are not sustainable for South Africa as the cost of energy goes up for consumers, an industry expert has asserted.

Rich paying too little for water, says WWF

2013-10-09 10:03

The cost of water is unevenly distributed in South Africa as the wealthy pay far less for quality water than they should, an environmental organisation has said.

 

Australia bans dredge waste dumping on Barrier Reef

2014-11-13 16:25

Australia says it will ban the dumping of dredging waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef in a move welcomed by environmentalists as a first step towards a total halt.

South Africa’s looming water disaster

2014-11-03 09:12
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As load shedding strikes, and we bemoan the country's power woes, an even bigger worry lurks ominously, if government doesn't spend 100 times more to secure our water supply.

Plan won't save Great Barrier Reef: Aussi scientists

2014-10-28 12:53

Australia's plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef are inadequate, short-sighted and will not prevent its decline, the country's pre-eminent grouping of natural scientists say.

Improved seafood sustainability: WWF-SA

2014-10-09 16:24

Transparency in the way retailers and suppliers procure seafood is contributing towards sustainability, the World Wildlife Fund SA says.

Wildlife halved over past four decades - WWF

2014-09-30 06:25

Wildlife numbers have plunged by more than half in just 40 years as Earth's human population has nearly doubled, a survey of over 3 000 vertebrate species has revealed.

WWF takes Rhino war to Vietnam consumers

2014-09-22 18:29

The WWF has launched a campaign on Rhino Day to change the behaviour of Vietnamese men with the message that they don’t need rhino horn to bolster their self-esteem.

Wild China sturgeon on brink of extinction

2014-09-15 13:40

The wild Chinese sturgeon is at risk of extinction, state media reports, after none of the rare fish were detected reproducing naturally in the polluted and crowded Yangtze river last year.

DRC urged to do more to stop illegal logging

2014-08-13 10:55

The DRC takes pride in recent steps to prevent illegal logging in its vast equatorial forests, but experts argue these measures are far from enough to stop a thriving business.

Bid to save tiger threatened by poor data: WWF

2014-07-30 10:36

Efforts to save the tiger are being undermined by a lack of information about how many of the endangered cats live in the wild, the conservation group WWF says.

WWF raises alarm over Mozambique elephant killings

2014-06-20 15:17

The WWF has raised the alarm over plummeting elephant populations in Mozambique after an aerial survey showed ivory poaching is decimating herds in the country.

WWF: Fracking may destroy SA water

2014-06-18 13:29

Government's intention to go ahead with shale gas exploration and more coal mining could have a devastating effect on South Africa's water supply, the World Wide Fund for Nature says.

'Death threats' for WWF staff in DR Congo park

2014-05-13 09:16

The Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) has condemned "death threats" against two of its staff fighting oil exploration in a Democratic Republic of Congo nature park just weeks after the park's director was shot.

Central Africans in 'urgent' need of food

2014-04-07 21:10

The crisis in the strife-torn Central African Republic has left 1.6 million people - a third of the population - in urgent need of food.

Pressure on Moz over anti-rhino poaching approach

2014-03-23 22:11

Mozambique could face a ban on the trade in wildlife products after failing to meet a year-long deadline to submit a report to Cites, urgently outlining measures to curb the escalating rhino poaching crisis.

SA one step closer to fracking

2014-03-04 09:10

The South African government has suggested they will be going ahead with fracking and for the short term they will delay implementing a carbon tax till 2016.

Cape Town named Earth Hour capital

2014-02-05 11:32

Environmentalists have named Cape Town as the capital city as part of the global push to wean civilisation from fossil fuels.

Monarch butterflies drop, migration waning

2014-01-30 08:25

The little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts say.

Snow leopards to be tracked by GPS

2014-01-22 15:20

Six snow leopards in the icy Indian state of Himachal Pradesh will be fitted with satellite-linked collars in a project aimed at deepening understanding of the endangered mountain cat.

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With 1004 rhinos poached in 2013 alone, WWF South Africa speaks about the demand for rhino horn in Asia.

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Indonesia to build sanctuary for rarest rhino

2013-12-26 07:37

Indonesia's first rhino sanctuary will soon open as the country struggles to save the animal from the brink of extinction, where only around 50 animals are left in the wild.

Linefish stocks recovering

2013-12-03 20:35

South Africa's linefish stocks are starting to recover, the World Wide Fund for Nature SA says.

New faultlines widen at UN climate talks

2013-11-25 07:47

Fraught UN climate talks have revealed growing frustration among emerging economies in the battle to stave off dangerous Earth warming.

Dire warnings as UN climate talks resume

2013-11-08 11:02

UN climate talks will resume in Warsaw amid a slew of warnings about a potentially disastrous rise in greenhouse-gas emissions.

Man pleads guilty in abalone syndicate case

2013-10-12 09:30

A court has sentenced a man to two years in prison, after he pleaded guilty to helping transport 3 243 abalone.

WWF accuses oil firm of endangering unspoilt reserve

2013-10-08 10:02

Environmental campaigners WWF have filed a complaint against a British oil company accused of intimidating the local population and endangering wildlife in the oldest nature reserve in Africa.

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