Latest World Wide Fund for Nature Stories

2010-09-01 15:14:00

Agreement with WWF Now Covers all of Domtar's EarthChoice(R) Paper, Further Promotes Forest Conservation and Environmental Responsibility TICKER SYMBOL UFS (NYSE, TSX) MONTREAL, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - To promote ongoing forest conservation and environmentally responsible paper products, Domtar Corporation (NYSE/TSX: UFS) announced today that it has expanded a licensing agreement with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to now cover all of Domtar's EarthChoice(R) products,...

2010-04-22 11:20:00

More than 120 new animal species, including a flying frog and a slug that can shoot, have been found in Borneo since 2007, according to a report by the conservation group WWF. The report, which comes as part of the organization's Heart of Borneo project that launched in February 2007, also detailed the discovery of the world's longest indentified stick insect, a bright orange snake described as looking "flame-like" by Associated Press (AP) reporters, a lung-less frog that breathes through its...

2010-03-27 16:00:00

On Saturday, March 27, landmarks around the country will turn out their lights from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm to raise awareness of a call for action to battle global climate change as part of Earth Hour 2010, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). First announced in January, Earth Hour 2010 will involve such historic locations as Mount Rushmore, the Empire State Building, the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Likewise, government officials in Pennsylvania,...

2010-03-15 13:42:42

Doha, Qatar "“ A little-known Iranian salamander is poised to become the first example of a species requiring international government protection because of e-commerce "“ a major threat to endangered wildlife that authorities are struggling to address. The Kaiser's spotted newt, found only in Iran, is considered Critically Endangered and is believed to number fewer than 1,000 mature wild individuals. The amphibian is being proposed for an Appendix I listing during a meeting of...

2010-02-05 09:07:00

Secretariat of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species recommends increased trade protection for red and pink corals. GENEVA, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Countries participating in a major endangered species trade conference in March must back better protection for red and pink coral, according to SeaWeb and WWF. These coral species are disappearing because of overfishing to make jewelry. Red and pink coral (also known as Corallium) are a type of deep-sea precious...

2010-01-26 15:56:07

It may be the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese zodiac, but the World Wildlife Fund revealed numbers on Tuesday that the Mekong tiger population has declined by 70 percent in the last 12 years. Wild tigers in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam were estimated at around 1,200 individuals during the last Year of the Tiger in 1998. Today there are as few as 350 tigers left in the wild in those regions. The WWF report was released just in time for the three-day conference on tiger...

2009-12-07 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a new partnership with the WWF's Inside COP15. Between December 7th and 19th, up-to-the-minute footage from the Copenhagen Climate Summit will be available at www.blinkx.com. Leveraging its unique AdHoc platform, blinkx will also place contextually relevant advertising against these videos, and share resulting advertising revenue with Inside COP15. Inside COP15 was...

2009-12-04 11:59:00

COPENHAGEN, December 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A ground-breaking online video blog aimed at keeping the pressure on world leaders at the Copenhagen climate change summit goes live on Monday 7 December. ( Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091204/369734 ) WWF - the world's largest conservation organisation - has partnered with Green TV and Greenfilm to create Inside COP15, a live and on-demand online video service which will operate round the clock for the two weeks of the...

2009-10-23 13:20:00

The world's forests are disappearing at a rate of 36 football fields per minute, according to a report from the WWF on Thursday. WWF's Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) and the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) requested help from global financial institutions in halting climate change during the XIIIth World Forestry Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "For WWF, the flipside of encouraging investment in good forestry is discouraging banks from financing unsustainable...

2009-09-25 13:45:22

Researchers reported the discovery of 163 new species in the Greater Mekong region last year, and now they are at risk of becoming extinct due to climate change, according to conservation group WWF. World Wildlife Fund reported Friday that scientists found 100 plants, 28 fish, 18 reptiles, 14 amphibians, two mammals and one bird species in the Mekong River region of Asia last year. The new creatures include a leopard gecko with an "other world" appearance, a bird that prefers to walk rather...

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.