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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 >>

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 >>