Conservation and environmental news: United Kingdom
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Elephant poaching remains alarmingly high
Data released recently estimate 22,000 elephants were slaughtered by poachers across Africa in 2012.Whilst this is a slight decline on the previous year’s record of over 25,000 the rate still remains ...
Rare evidence of big cats breeding
WWF has released infra-red photos showing rare evidence of endangered Amur leopards and tigers roaming freely with their cubs in China’s north-eastern forests. The images been hailed by WWF ...
Royal support for tackling illegal wildlife trade
Water Bill could harm our rivers
A third of England’s rivers could face an uncertain future if the government pushes ahead with new legislation warned WWF.The Government’s Water Bill was meant to be an opportunity to tackle ...
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation donates $3 million to help double Nepal’s tiger population
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to WWF to help Nepal double its wild tiger numbers by 2022 – the next Chinese Year of the Tiger.The grant will go toward strengthening ...
New forest loss figures show how vital our Amazon work is
Deforestation in Brazil rose by 28% in the last year, according to new figures released by Brazil’s environment ministry. But the news wasn’t all bad...Acre, where our Sky Rainforest Rescue project ...
The Prince of Wales launches WWF Awards
The Prince of Wales has launched WWF’s first Green Ambassador Awards. The awards will celebrate young people and schools making a positive difference to the environment. Schools are invited to ...
Now is the time to tackle the UK's water issues
Richard Benyon - the Ex Environmental Minister - has today called for action to tackle water issues facing the UK.In his piece - featured in today's Observer - Benyon warned that "Britain runs the ...
Japan’s weakened emissions targets could have a ‘devastating impact’ on UN climate talks
The Japanese government is expected to announce newly revised targets for its carbon emissions, which are significantly lower than promised. Instead of reducing emissions, the new targets will ...
Record numbers of illegal wildlife items seized by customs