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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 >>

Hope for sturgeons

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:47 am | WWF

Hope for sturgeons as European states adopts action plan to save continent’s most endangered fish species More >>

International Govts call on NZ to protect Māui dolphins

Monday, 19 November 2018, 4:18 pm | WWF

At the recent International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, governments highlighted the plight of Māui dolphins, expressed concern over their lack of protection, and called on New Zealand to do more. The just-released formal record of the meeting ... More >>

WWF report reveals staggering extent of human impact

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 3:48 pm | WWF

Gland/Vienna, 30 October 2018 - Humanity and the way we feed, fuel and finance our societies and economies is pushing nature and the services that power and sustain us to the brink, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018 . The report, released ... More >>

100% possible to keep warming below 1.5°C

Monday, 8 October 2018, 2:01 pm | WWF

WWF-New Zealand says that today’s new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the science of keeping average global warming below 1.5°C shows both the real challenges we face and the opportunities we have to unlock a safe climate ... More >>

Overwhelming support for net zero target

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 8:12 pm | WWF

Overwhelming support for Zero Carbon Act setting net zero target WWF-New Zealand today welcomed the release of the over 15,000 submissions that New Zealanders made on the proposed new climate law, the Zero Carbon Bill. More >>

Death of critically-endangered Māui dolphin

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 7:10 pm | WWF

WWF-New Zealand says that today's announcement that a Māui dolphin was found dead near Raglan on Sunday highlights the urgent need for more protection throughout their habitat. More >>

WWF NZ CEO Livia Esterhazy appointed to Treasury Board

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:20 am | WWF

Secretary to the Treasury Gabriel Makhlouf has appointed Livia Esterhazy as a new non-executive director on the Treasury’s Board. More >>

WWF welcomes progress on electronic catch reporting

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 4:46 pm | WWF

Environmental group WWF-New Zealand today welcomed the announcement by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash that electronic catch and position reporting will be implemented across the entire fishing fleet. More >>