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Conservation Highlights 2013

National Geographic Stock / Sarah Leon / WWF

The new Conservation Highlights is out now!

Conservation Highlights is an illustrated review of recent achievements and challenges in WWF's work to protect biodiversity and reduce humanity's footprint in priority areas of the natural world.

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The latest edition features stories on actions to protect the habitat of priority species such as tiger, Far East leopard and polar bear, advances in sustainable management of tuna fisheries and Congo forests, successes in closing down the illegal wildlife trade which threatens thousands of species, and the many ways people around the world are using WWF's Earth Hour as a platform to mobilise conservation action. 

Global Campaigns

Posted on 31 May 2013 | 

An historic and precedent-setting CITES vote has initiated regulation of trade in five shark ...

Posted on 31 May 2013 | 

Viet Nam and Mozambique were singled out at CITES for failing to act effectively to close down the ...

Posted on 31 May 2013 | 

The CITES meeting cautioned 22 countries for failure to properly regulate the illegal ivory trade, ...

Posted on 30 May 2013 | 

At the opening of the CITES meeting, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced that ...

Posted on 23 May 2013 | 

In April, the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice agreed the illicit trafficking ...

Posted on 23 May 2013 | 

Thailand’s commitment to close its ivory trade, announced at the CITES meeting in Bangkok in March, ...

Biodiversity

Posted on 17 June 2013 | 

Creation in April of a 318,000 ha buffer zone for Russia’s Sokhindinsky Biosphere Nature Reserve is ...

Posted on 17 June 2013 | 

Several freshwater areas in high conservation priority places have been designated under the Ramsar ...

Posted on 17 June 2013 | 

Bolivia has designated a huge 6,9 million ha area of Amazon wetlands – the size of Netherlands and ...

Posted on 10 June 2013 | 

A new tiger protected area (PA) was created by India in February in the southern Indian state of ...

Posted on 10 June 2013 | 

Russia has established two new Arctic protected areas with WWF support which advance polar bear ...

Posted on 10 June 2013 | 

2013 is the 40th anniversary of a turning point in polar bear conservation – the agreement of the ...

Posted on 06 June 2013 | 

China has announced a new policy which will place under protection by 2020 at least 30 per cent of ...

Posted on 06 June 2013 | 

An Earth Hour 2013 conservation challenge in Argentina is mobilising public support to incorporate ...

Posted on 06 June 2013 | 

South Africa's creation of the 18 million hectare Prince Edward Islands marine protected area - the ...

Posted on 06 June 2013 | 

Ten years on from the 2003 World Parks Congress in Durban, South Africa, where the Madagascar ...

Footprint

Posted on 24 June 2013 | 

Nine million hectares of forest have been earmarked for conservation in the Democratic Republic of ...

Posted on 24 June 2013 | 

One of the world’s largest solar panel makers, Yingli Green Energy is the first Chinese company and ...

Posted on 24 June 2013 | 

Nearly two-thirds of the world’s largest companies have committed to reduce emissions of greenhouse ...

Posted on 24 June 2013 | 

The world was quietly but powerfully reminded of the urgent need to shift to sustainable, clean ...

Posted on 20 June 2013 | 

The first winners of WWF's  Climate Solver Awardsin China included a highly energy- efficient ...

Posted on 20 June 2013 | 

The 2012 China Ecological Footprint Report, released in December, shows increased consumption, ...

Posted on 20 June 2013 | 

WWF welcomes the Chinese Government’s decision to issues guidelines on environmental protection to ...

Posted on 20 June 2013 | 

Rainforest Rescue is a partnership with SKY television to protect three million hectares of ...

Posted on 20 June 2013 | 

New areas of forest certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards in Cameroon in central ...

Posted on 20 June 2013 | 

In March, new laws governing timber imports into the European Union (EU) came into effect, ...

On the Horizon

Posted on 24 June 2013 | 

WWF’s new campaign to promote clean, renewable energy – Seize Your Power – aims to mobilise key ...

Posted on 24 June 2013 | 

The polar bear conservation treaty agreed 40 years ago by the five countries with polar bear ...

Posted on 24 June 2013 | 

WWF is inviting cities from 15 countries to participate in the 2014 Earth Hour City Challenge ...

Posted on 03 June 2013 | 

Another important CITES decision was to extend protection to certain tree species highly valued for ...

Posted on 23 May 2013 | 

In Russia, a WWF Earth Hour initiative mobilised public support for protection of the country’s ...

Posted on 23 May 2013 | 

WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) recognised Vancouver, Canada, as Earth Hour 2013 Capital for ...

Posted on 23 May 2013 | 

More than 7,000 cities and municipalities in 154 countries and territories participated in WWF’s ...

Posted on 23 May 2013 |