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  • Deforestation for palm oil continues in Indonesia’s ‘orangutan capital’ 22nd September 2023
    - Carbon-rich peatlands continue to be cleared and drained in an Indonesian protected wildlife reserve known as the “orangutan capital of the world,” with 26 kilometers (16 miles) of new canals dug so far in 2023, up from 9 km (5.6 mi) in 2022, according to an investigation by the advocacy group Rainforest Action Network […]
  • ‘Lost’ Brazilian holly tree species found again after nearly 200 years 21st September 2023
    - After nearly 200 years without a confirmed sighting, a rare Brazilian tree species called the Pernambuco holly has been found in northeastern Brazil.- The team located four trees, two male and two female, in a forest fragment near a sugarcane plantation in the metropolitan region of the city of Recife.- The trees live in […]
  • A rhino-less reserve in Nepal is set to get its first two rhino habitants 21st September 2023
    - Two wild-born and captive-raised rhinos will be moved from Nepal’s Chitwan National Park to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve on World Tourism Day, Sept. 27, to boost tourism and biodiversity in eastern Nepal.- The rhinos, both female, were rescued as calves after being abandoned by their mothers, and raised in a rehabilitation center outside Chitwan, […]
  • For Vietnam’s rare reptiles, lack of captive populations may spell doom 21st September 2023
    - As an epicenter of biodiversity, Vietnam hosts a wide array of reptile species. But new research shows that many species that occur nowhere else on the planet are poorly known and lacking protection.- The researchers also found that many of Vietnam’s rarest species are absent from the world’s zoo collections and conservation breeding programs, […]
  • How hot are the desert tortoises getting? iButtons help find the answer 20th September 2023
    - Researchers are using a button-shaped device to gather data about desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) and their habitats in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.- Using iButtons, the researchers are trying to understand how hot the tortoises get, and the temperatures that they prefer in the burrows where they spend most of their time.- Identifying […]
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  • WWF Statement on New Report from the Nordic Council of Ministers: Towards Ending Plastic Pollution by 2040 19th September 2023
    Today, the Nordic Council of Ministers released a new report: Towards Ending Plastic Pollution by 2040 – 15 Global Policy Interventions for Systems Change. In Response, WWF issued the following statement from Erin Simon, Vice President and Head of Plastic Waste and Business: “As we move through the process towards securing a global treaty to […]
    Susan McCarthy
  • Bhutan announces a “milestone achievement” with a 39.5% increase in snow leopard numbers 16th September 2023
    Thimphu, 16 September 2023 - The presence of 134 snow leopards has been confirmed in Bhutan by the National Snow Leopard Survey 2022-2023, supported by the Bhutan For Life project and WWF-Bhutan. This represents a 39.5% increase from the country’s first survey in 2016, when 96 individuals were counted. Bhutan’s second national survey covered more […]
    Irene Serrano
  • WWF Statement: Debt Swap To Protect Peruvian Amazon 8th September 2023
    The U.S. and Peruvian governments announced today a debt swap that unlocks new financing to protect the Peruvian Amazon, which covers 60% of the country. The agreement leverages the innovative “debt-for-nature” framework pioneered in the 1980s by the late Tom Lovejoy, World Wildlife Fund’s first chief scientist. WWF issued the following statement from Carter Roberts, […]
    Matt McFarland
  • Declaración de WWF en relación al canje de deuda para proteger la Amazonía peruana 8th September 2023
    Hoy, los gobiernos de Estados Unidos y Perú anunciaron un canje de deuda que permite el acceso a nuevos financiamientos para proteger la Amazonía peruana, la cual cubre el 60% del país. El acuerdo es parte del innovador “canje de deuda por naturaleza” iniciado en la década de 1980 por el fallecido Tom Lovejoy, el […]
    Monica Echeverria
  • WWF Statement on the Global Stocktake Technical Dialogue Synthesis Report 8th September 2023
    Today, the UNFCCC released the synthesis report of the global stocktake technical dialogue. This latest report provides a high-level summary of key technical findings that illustrate how far off the world is from achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and provide guidance on what further action is needed to close these gaps. World Wildlife […]
    Matt McFarland