Conservation and environmental news: United Kingdom
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Tenth bank commits to help stop deforestation
Achieving zero deforestation came a step closer today as a tenth bank - Standard Chartered - committed to financing only sustainable agriculture by 2020. Standard Chartered Bank formally adopted ...
WWF global ambassador Andy Murray highlights WWF’s fight against poaching and the illegal wildlife trade with an exciting new filmWith the tennis season in full swing, we’ve joined forces with The ...
A life line for the Great Barrier Reef - for now.
There is some relief for campaigners, supporters, and those who depend on and value the Great Barrier Reef today, as UNESCO's world heritage committee said that Australia must deliver “effective and ...
What can we do to protect our natural wonders?
Picture an iconic World Heritage Site, such as the Serengeti, Galapagos Islands or Grand Canyon, in all its glory. Which would be your favourite? Now imagine your energy supplier has just set ...
Top British firms to PM: Step up climate change fight and build green economy
80 UK businesses including Willmott Dixon, Cisco, E.on, John Lewis Partnership, SSE, and BT have joined with WWF to call on the new government to take decisive action to combat climate change and ...
You've been Wearing It Wild
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Name that flower
Choosing a name for a newly discovered species is an honour usually reserved for the discovering scientists. Yet in a bid to support conservation in Africa, WWF has been allowed the rare ...
Does your business know its water risk?
Does your business use water in its supply chain either here in the UK or overseas? Do you know your water risk? Today, WWF-UK launches a report called 'From Risk to Resilience: does your business ...
Nepal’s rhino numbers increase by 21%
The government of Nepal has released encouraging results from the country’s latest rhino count. This positive news and boost to Nepal's conservation efforts comes at a difficult time for the country, ...
The ocean gives us $24trillion - and we take, take, take
If you had a savings account that yielded a 10 per cent return, you’d presumably keep adding to that account as much as you could. Our oceans are worth a staggering $24 trillion, yielding a huge $2.5 ...