Latest World Wide Fund for Nature Stories

2012-06-06 23:03:38

Regional cooperation critical to address recent upsurge in poaching, according to WWF Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Central African countries today signed a groundbreaking regional plan to strengthen law enforcement and better combat poaching of elephants and other species at risk from illegal wildlife trade. The plan was adopted by the ten member states of Central African Forest Commission, known as COMIFAC, as escalating rates of wildlife crime plague the region. Wildlife...

2012-05-21 23:01:41

Critically endangered saola face extinction in Vietnam without increased protection Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 Two decades after the discovery of the saola — one of the most spectacular species discoveries of the 20th century — the rare large mammal remains as mysterious as ever. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warns that the species, found in the mountains of Vietnam, faces extinction unless protection efforts are intensified. The saola is a primitive member of the Bovidae...

Living Planet Report Details Threats To Earth's Biodiversity
2012-05-16 06:13:31

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Thousands of populations of animals, both terrestrial and aquatic, are in decline and living in increasingly threatened habitats, according to the 2012 Living Planet Report. The biennial study by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said the number of wild animals in the world has dropped by almost a third in 40 years as a result of human consumption and population dynamics. Freshwater habitats have been the hardest hit with freshwater species experiencing a 35...

Andre Kuipers Serves As World Ambassador For WWF
2012-05-16 03:08:04

Observing Earth from far above, ESA astronaut Andre Kuipers is acting as a world ambassador for the WWF, which issued its flagship publication the Living Planet Report on May 15. The Living Planet Report measures changes in biodiversity by tracking 9000 populations of more than 2600 of the world´s species. Andre wrote the foreword to the report and is doing his part to show how fragile our world really is. We only have one Earth Andre has been concerned about our planet since...

2012-05-11 23:00:51

WWF, Greenpeace and Avaaz will today begin a mass mobilization of their 22 million supporters to call on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to veto the Forest Code bill passed by the House of Deputies. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 Three of the world´s leading conservation and advocacy organizations will today begin a mass mobilization of their 22 million supporters to call on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to veto the Forest Code bill passed by the House of Deputies. WWF,...

2012-03-31 07:51:32

At 8:30pm on Saturday evening local time, hundreds of millions of individuals, organizations and government officials across the globe will observe Earth Hour, an annual event to raise awareness of and to help combat global climate change, according to the event's official website. Earth Hour is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and is held annually on the last Saturday in March. The event, which was first officially observed by WWF-Australia in 2007, calls on households,...

2012-03-19 23:01:16

Going Beyond the Hour, Daring the World to Save the Planet WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 In less than two weeks, clocks will strike Earth Hour as Americans switch off non essential lights for one hour in celebration of the world´s largest voluntary environmental action. From New York City´s Times Square to the Las Vegas Strip, and from the country´s tallest building to Girl Scout Troop 1174, at 8:30 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, March 31 Earth Hour participants...

2012-03-01 20:00:00

Most water used worldwide goes toward feeding people, says report published in PLoS ONE Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 A new report published in the online journal PLoS ONE, analyzing water consumption in 405 river basins around the world, found that water scarcity impacts at least 2.7 billion people for at least one month each year. “Freshwater is a scarce resource; its annual availability is limited and demand is growing,” said Arjen Hoekstra, professor in water...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.