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2012-01-23 08:00:00

Serap Zuvin Law Office expects to obtain Green Office Certificate from the World Wide Fund for Nature Istanbul, Turkey (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 Serap Zuvin Law Office is thrilled to announce that their office has applied to the Green Office Program for obtaining a green office certificate as issued by the World Wide Fund for Nature (“WWF”). The firm is very proud to be the first and the only law firm in Turkey attending the program. The Green Office Program is implemented in...

Two Species Per Day Discovered In Mekong Jungle
2011-12-12 10:51:21

The diversity of life in the Mekong River region of Southeast Asia, which includes portions of China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, is so astonishing that a new species is found every two days, according to various media reports. Two-hundred and eight new species were discovered during the last year alone, including a multi-colored gecko and a black and white snub-nosed monkey with an “Elvis” hairdo. The region is also home to some of the world´s most...

2011-08-17 00:00:30

Urgent action needed to save critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 Irrawaddy dolphin numbers have declined to just 85 in Southeast Asia's Mekong River, leading researchers to conclude that the population is at high risk of extinction, a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) survey revealed. One big factor in the decline is that dolphin calf survival is extremely low. "Evidence is strong that very few young animals survive to adulthood, as older dolphins die...

2011-06-29 06:00:00

WASHINGTON and DALLAS, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Kimberly-Clark and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the expansion of Kimberly-Clark's membership in the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), a WWF initiative to eliminate illegal logging and conserve the world's most valuable and threatened forests. Kimberly-Clark will now include its worldwide operations in the initiative, building on its existing GFTN membership in select countries. The participation scope now...

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2011-06-27 08:20:00

Scientists have made spectacular discoveries of more than a thousand new species on the island of New Guinea and its waters from 1998 to 2008, according to environmental group World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The remarkable finds total 1,060 new species, but due to a poor planning and unsustainable development in the country, many of these unique creatures are at risk of becoming endangered or extinct, a WWF report finds. The paper -- Final Frontier: Newly Discovered species of New Guinea (1998...

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2011-05-09 08:00:00

Concealed cameras in the Bukit Tigapuluh forest recorded images of 12 rare tigers, prompting the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), a conservation charity, to put pressure on the Indonesian government to stop loggers from clearing it. Currently, there are only 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world, with a total global tiger population reaching to just 1,300, according to WWF, which is down from 100,000 tigers a century ago. Spotting tigers in the wild is extremely rare, and capturing a Sumatran tiger...

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2011-04-27 13:34:24

The WWF wildlife campaign group said on Wednesday that the world stands to lose 230 million hectares of forest by 2050 with drastic consequences for the climate, biodiversity and the global economy. "Those responsible -- policy-makers and industry -- are sawing away at the branch we're all sitting on," WWF's head of forests, Philipp Goeltenboth, said in a statement, noting that the area projected to be lost is 27 times the size of Austria. According to the organization, the current rate of...

2011-03-01 00:01:40

With as Few as 40 Left on Earth, WWF Launches Campaign to Save One of the World's Rarest Mammals Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 27, 2011 Dramatic new video footage of two critically endangered Javan rhinos and their calves was released today by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Indonesia's National Park Authority. The footage, from a motion-activated video camera in Indonesia's Ujung Kulon National Park, is a huge boost to efforts to save this almost extinct species that is threatened...

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2010-11-25 06:00:00

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Wednesday it is planning to transfer a number of lynxes from Estonia, where they are thriving, to Poland where the species is on the brink of extinction. "We want to save the lynx in Poland, where the population is threatened with extinction," WWF representative, Pawel Sredzinski, told AFP. "We want to transfer the first animals (from Estonia) to Poland by January or February," Sredzinski, who is running the organization's lynx repopulation program in...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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