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WWF-New Zealand Reaction To Government's Climate Change Emergency Declaration

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 2:36 pm | WWF

"We are pleased the Government has declared a climate emergency. Admitting there's a problem is the first step. However, taking action is when real, positive change will come. Climate Change will soon impact every aspect of our lives.  WWF's ... More >>

Lime And WWF Work Together To Create Healthier, More Livable Cities

Friday, 27 November 2020, 8:54 am | WWF

Lime and WWF-New Zealand are bringing the Ride Green initiative to Aotearoa. The initiative includes an education drive to promote cleaner modes of transportation as well as local grassroots advocacy to advance more sustainable urban mobility and ... More >>

Over One Million Turtles, Seals, Dolphins And Seabirds Killed Each Year By Fishing

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 3:10 pm | WWF

WWF and Sky Ocean Rescue’s latest report shows why cameras on fishing boats are essential to monitor and protect marine wildlife Hundreds of thousands of endangered marine animals are dying unnecessarily every year as a result of being accidentally ... More >>

WWF-New Zealand Joins The Fight To Clean Up Deadly Marine Plastic Debris

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 8:36 am | WWF

‘Ghost Gear’ Is Haunting Our Oceans And Seas  Our oceans are being haunted by ‘Ghost Gear’. This abandoned or lost fishing gear is the deadliest form of plastic debris for marine life and is trashing our ocean and beaches around ... More >>

700 Russian Sturgeons Successfully Released Into The Danube River

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 6:07 am | WWF

The action contributes to the cross-border effort to increase the number of sturgeons in the Danube River. Seven hundred Russian sturgeons were released into the Danube on October 16, one week before the World Fish Migration Day (October 24). This is ... More >>

Ill-Conceived Flood Control System Is Halted On Hajógyári Island In The Hungarian Danube

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 8:10 am | WWF

The drastic reduction of wetland areas, pollution, overexploitation of freshwater resources and alteration of wetland habitats for decades has resulted in negative impacts to the Danube Basin ecosystem and the millions who depend on it. If the planned ... More >>

WWF’s Living Planet Report Reveals Average Two-thirds Decline In Wildlife Populations Since 1970

Friday, 11 September 2020, 7:18 am | WWF

According to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020 released today, global populations* of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds decline in less than half a century. The decline is due in large part to the very ... More >>

How Floodplains Clean The Water Of The Danube: New Project For The Danube Basin

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 7:46 am | WWF

How do floodplain areas along the Danube contribute to improving water quality, and how can diverse interests be taken into account in their transboundary management? These questions are being addressed by a consortium funded by the European Union ... More >>

100-Year-Old Hungarian Forest At Tiszaug Falls Victim To Illegal Clear-Cutting, Again

Sunday, 6 September 2020, 7:01 am | WWF

Another illegal clear-cutting took place in a protected state forest area near Tiszaug in August. There was no serious prosecution after the first incident in January. According to WWF-Hungary , the current sad example also proves that as long as flood ... More >>

Hazardous Dredging Begun In The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 7:48 am | WWF

In Ukraine, dredging of the Pripyat River has been launched at eight sites planned for this year. This work is being carried out as part of the restoration of a bilateral waterway between Ukraine and Belarus, and is being seen as the first steps of the ... More >>

WWF-New Zealand Is Taking A Stand For Our Ocean

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 1:23 pm | WWF

This election, WWF is amplifying the voices of New Zealanders as they call for a better protected ocean. On Monday 31 August, WWF-New Zealand launched a new digital campaign, demanding our political leaders finally make ocean health an election issue ... More >>

22 August - The World Starts Living On Borrowed Time

Friday, 21 August 2020, 10:32 am | WWF

We are a day away from when our planet starts living on borrowed time. Earth Overshoot Day 2020 is August 22. This is the day when humanity has used all of our planet’s natural ecological resources and moves into overdraft. The costs of this global ecological ... More >>

COVID-19 Has Caused Humanity’s Ecological Footprint To Contract By 3 Weeks

Friday, 14 August 2020, 7:10 am | WWF

Earth Overshoot Day 2020: August 22 Even though there has been an incredible cost to human life and the economy from the COVID-19 pandemic, our ecological footprint in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has still more-or-less remained where it was ... More >>

In First-Ever Global Assessment, Over 500 New Dams Planned Within Protected Areas

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 5:06 am | WWF

Two hydropower projects are threatening Natura 2000 sites in Romania: one in Defileul Jiului National Park and the other in Răstolia. Dams are one of the main factors in the 76% collapse in freshwater migratory fish populations since 1970. 509 dams ... More >>

Landmark Slovak Court Decision On Small Hydropower

Friday, 31 July 2020, 6:20 am | WWF

Court Decision in Small Hydropower Case: The Public Interest Takes Precedent over Private Business The Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic definitively stopped the licensing of a small hydroelectric power plant in Žiar nad Hronom, Central Slovakia. ... More >>

Eight New Bison Contribute To The Largest Free-Roaming Population In Romania

Friday, 24 July 2020, 6:51 am | WWF

Bison are a key species that sculpts the ecosystem and influences biodiversity Eight new bison, the largest land mammal in Europe, have reached Bison Hillock, in Armeni, Romania where they will soon join the other 57 free-roaming individuals in the Southern ... More >>

Danube Day: Thousands Of Critically Endangered Beluga Sturgeon Released Into The Danube

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 6:32 am | WWF

Beluga Sturgeon. Photo: WWF Bulgaria Over 7000 Beluga Sturgeon have been released into the Danube River to mark Danube Day 2020 . Hundreds of people across Europe backed a WWF-Bulgaria crowdfunding appeal. Each one is now the proud parent of a ... More >>

EU Commission Plans Green Reset For Nature, Food And Farming

Friday, 22 May 2020, 7:05 am | WWF

Yesterday, the European Commission published their roadmap for EU policy action on biodiversity and food for the coming decade. In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak that has brought our relationship with the natural world into sharp focus, the strategies ... More >>

On World Health Day, WWF Calls For A Halt To The Illegal Wildlife Trade And Forest Crime

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 6:59 am | WWF

This World Health Day, the world is grappling with the worst public health emergency in recent memory. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the link between zoonotic diseases - those transmitted from animals to humans - and wildlife trade into sharp ... More >>

Earth Hour 2020 Goes Digital In Solidarity With People And The Planet

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 11:40 am | WWF

March 28, 20:30 - your time On Saturday, 28 March, Earth Hour, one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment , will once again inspire individuals, businesses and organisations in over 180 countries and territories to renew their ... More >>