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Elephants now poached for their skins – WWF

elephant ivory

Endangered elephants are now being slaughtered in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar for their skin, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has disclosed. Described as a new kind of poaching for parts, the wildlife conservation organisation has expressed displeasure over the development, even as it seeks to address the situation. Traditionally, elephants are killed by poachers for their ...

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Earth Hour: Iconic structures go dark to support planet’s protection

Earth-Hour

The United Nations on Saturday, March 25 2017 dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual “Earth Hour”, global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably. In a video message, ...

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Conservationists underline need for urgent action to save rhinos

Rhinos

South African rhino poaching numbers for the last year show a decline for the second consecutive year due to concerted conservation efforts. However, there is still a long road ahead as Africa continues to lose an average of three rhinos a day to the ongoing poaching crisis, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has said. In 2016 alone, 1,054 rhinos ...

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Giant panda no longer Endangered

panda

No longer classified as endangered, the iconic species, symbol of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is one step further away from extinction In a welcome piece of good news for the world’s threatened wildlife, the giant panda has just been downgraded from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Vulnerable’ on the global list of species at risk of extinction, demonstrating how an integrated approach ...

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Singh: How rangers are working to save tigers

Rohit Singh

Rohit Singh supports ranger and law enforcement work across countries that have wild tigers as part of the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Tigers Alive Initiative. He also serves as president of the Ranger Federation of Asia, an organisation that supports those on the frontlines of conservation in Asia and connects them to the world ranger community at large. He recently spoke ...

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A tiny Nepalese community tracks snow leopards

snow-leopards

Just beyond the remote mountain village of Yangma in the high Himalayas of eastern Nepal, Nepali conservationists fitted a female snow leopard with a GPS collar. The collar will allow scientists to track this snow leopard’s movement daily for the next year, which will help us learn more about these mysterious and endangered cats. This female becomes the third snow ...

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Walking fish, sneezing monkey, other new species discovered in The Himalayas

Walking

A sneezing monkey, a walking fish and a jewel-like snake are just some of a biological treasure trove of over 200 new species discovered in the Eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The vibrant blue dwarf “walking” snakehead fish can breathe atmospheric air and survive on land for up to four ...

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Panda population records 17% increase

Panda

China now reports 1,864 wild pandas – a major rise in just a decade It’s good news for panda, the furry black and white bear that has come to symbolise wildlife conservation. China announced the results of its Fourth National Giant Panda Survey, which WWF supported with financial and technical expertise. The numbers: 1,864 estimated minimum population of wild pandas; ...

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WWF guide for banks provides plan for sustainable finance

A new guide released recently by WWF explains how banks can go beyond reputation and risk management to embrace transformative change. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Integration for Banks: A Guide to Starting Implementation shows how financial institutions acting as lenders, financial advisors and capital raising agents can adopt sustainable practices. This is the first guide that maps out ‘how to’ ...

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