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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 >>

Christmas Comes Early for Rivers and Nature

Friday, 13 December 2019, 8:24 am | WWF

The European Commission’s final evaluation of EU water legislation has concluded the EU Water Framework Directive to be “fit for purpose;” acknowledging that the objectives of the law “are as relevant now as they were at the time of the ... More >>

State of the Environment Report 2020

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 9:18 am | WWF

4 December 2019 (Brussels) - The EU is not on track to meeting the vast majority of environmental targets for 2020 – and the outlook for 2030 and 2040 is even bleaker. This is the devastating verdict of the ground-breaking State of the Environment Report ... More >>

European Mayors Support a Just Transition from Coal

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 9:29 am | WWF

16 October 2019 (Brussels, Belgium) - A group of 41 mayors from 10 coal regions in 9 European countries are launching a statement supporting a just transition to the post-coal era. Two of the mayors - from the Czech Republic and Germany - presented ... More >>

Global Forest Wildlife Populations in Significant Decline

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 8:27 am | WWF

13 August 2019, Woking (UK) – The first-ever global assessment of forest biodiversity , Below the Canopy shows that monitored forest-dwelling wildlife populations have shrunk on average by more than half (53%) since 1970 . The new WWF report highlights ... More >>

Shift Away from Damaging Land Use Imperative Report Warns

Friday, 9 August 2019, 9:12 am | WWF

8 August 2019, Geneva (Switzerland) - According to an authoritative new report presented in Geneva today, the way we currently use land is both a major contributor to climate change and places unsustainable demands on the land systems on which humans and nature ... More >>

July 29: Earth Overshoot Day 2019 is the Earliest Ever

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 8:15 am | WWF

29 July 2019 - According to the Global Footprint Network , Earth Overshoot Day has moved up the calendar by two months over the past 20 years to 29 July this year, the earliest date ever. It seems like European Overshoot Day 2019 on May 10 was only ... More >>

Feeling Hot? Bad Water Management Aggravating Drought

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 8:08 am | WWF

22 July 2019, Brussels - With temperatures across Europe set to skyrocket this week and national governments taking emergency measures to tackle drought, a new paper from WWF signals that EU Member States’ poor management of rivers, lakes, wetlands ... More >>

WWF Says Europe Ran Out of Fish Today

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 8:13 am | WWF

9 July 2019, Vienna (Austria) - As of today, Europe has used up all domestic fish resources. European Fish Dependence Day marks the moment when the EU relies on fish and seafood imports for the rest of the year in order to meet consumption demand. ... More >>

Just One-Third of the Longest Rivers Still Free-Flowing

Friday, 10 May 2019, 9:43 am | WWF

The first ever global assessment of the location and extent of the planet’s remaining free-flowing rivers highlights severe degradation, and offers a method for tracking the status of free-flowing rivers over time . This echoes the assessment of the river ... More >>

Global Report: Urgent Need for Transformative Change

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:40 am | WWF

Global Assessment Report: Irrefutable Evidence of Nature Loss and Urgent Need for Transformative Change More >>

Need for Global Action to Protect Nature

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 10:35 am | WWF

Landmark Documentary Series Our Planet Highlights Need for Global Action to Protect Nature, says WWF More >>

Beluga Sturgeon Saved from Poacher!

Saturday, 23 February 2019, 12:35 pm | WWF

A female Beluga sturgeon, measuring 2m in length and weighing approx. 200 kg, was saved on February 19th from a poacher near the town of Silistra, Bulgaria. The sturgeon was named “Silvia” by her rescuer. WWF-Bulgaria sturgeon experts went to the ... More >>

Third global gathering to stimulate innovation in seafood

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 2:37 pm | WWF

WWF and partners making waves with third global gathering to stimulate innovation in the seafood sector. More >>

Urgent need for more protection of Hector's dolphins

Monday, 11 February 2019, 11:27 am | WWF

WWF-New Zealand says today's announcement of four Hector's dolphins killed in trawling nets highlights the urgent need for fishing innovation, and for more protection for endangered dolphin populations. More >>

Emerging Partnership for Energy Leadership

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 10:22 am | WWF

Tartu, 22 January 2019 - Climate change is one of the most serious threats to humanity. The ‘Partnership for New Energy Leadership’ sustainable energy conference will focus on building an energy-conscious, low-carbon future in Central and Eastern Europe ... More >>

WWF presents its highest award to the Carpathian Convention

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 11:33 am | WWF

WWF awarded today a Gift to the Earth, its highest award, to the Convention for the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathian Mountains at a ceremony at the UN in Vienna. “WWF has given a Gift to the Earth, its highest award, to ... More >>