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2008-10-29 00:00:08

As global financial markets learn difficult lessons on the consequences of unregulated spending, a new report issued by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warns of the danger to future prosperity if the reckless over-consumption of the Earth's natural capital is left unchecked. WWF's Living Planet Report 2008, produced with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the Global Footprint Network (GFN), shows more than three quarters of the world's people now living in nations that are...

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2008-10-10 13:15:00

During the World Conservation Congress, Indonesian authorities and the conservation group WWF agreed to a deal that aims to end the loss of forests and species in Sumatra. Sumatra is home to many iconic species such as tigers, orangutans, rhinoceros and elephants. Over the last 20 years, the region has lost about half of its forest cover due to illegal forest clearance caused by floods and forest fires. The need to deal with these issues appears to have played a big part in persuading the...

2008-10-09 12:00:24

The Indonesian government and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today announced a bold commitment to protect the remaining forests and critical ecosystems of Sumatra, an Indonesian island that holds some of the world's most diverse - and endangered - forests. The historic agreement represents the first-ever island-wide commitment to protect Sumatra's stunning biodiversity. The commitment has been endorsed by governors of all provinces across Sumatra, the world's sixth-largest island, and was...

2008-10-06 18:00:19

World Wildlife Fund said today that governments must double their efforts to save endangered species, as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List revealed that one in four of the world's 5,487 known mammal species was at risk of extinction. Species such as tree kangaroos, narwhals and Irrawaddy dolphins are now closer to extinction, say WWF scientists who helped compile the list and work around the world to save endangered species and habitats. The IUCN...

2008-09-21 21:00:15

By Shyla Sangaran MOST companies fail to communicate their environmental-related efforts to their customers and the public, says World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Malaysia Director of Marketing Choon Bow Bow. Among the top 10 environmental problems include climate change, energy, water, biodiversity and land use, chemicals, toxins and heavy metals, air pollution, waste management, ozone layer protection, oceans and fisheries, and deforestation. In a Nielsen survey, 72 per cent of the...

2008-08-18 15:05:00

WWF Director General James Leape told the opening session of World Water Week in Stockholm today that a world water crisis is a key factor behind current global anxieties over faltering food supplies and rising food costs. "Behind the world food crisis is a global freshwater crisis, expected to rapidly worsen as climate change impacts intensify," Mr. Leape said. "Irrigation-fed agriculture provides 45 per cent of the world's food supplies, and without it, we could not feed our planet's...

2008-07-14 12:00:34

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Today, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced the Ontario government's commitment to balance conservation and development interests in Northern Ontario. WWF-Canada is available for comment on the Premier's statement. WWF-Canada believes: - First Nations must have a central role in decision-making about northern lands and waters; - Industry, including mining and forestry, should benefit from long-term, stable land use allocations; -...

2008-07-08 15:00:26

Dr. Patrick N. Halpin, a leading expert in marine conservation, will discuss "Protecting the Large Pelagics: New Technologies for Marine Conservation in the Open Ocean" at World Wildlife Fund on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. The lecture is part of the Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Seminar series, which brings distinguished scientists from a variety of fields to Washington, D.C. to present cutting edge research of central importance to international conservation. Ship strikes,...

2008-06-27 00:01:54

By Dr Dionysius Sharma WE had hopes the 9MP Mid-Term Review would spell out more specific strategies and action plans. The review pledges to incorporate environmental issues in a holistic and integrated manner. WWF would like to see rigorous implementation of the Strategic Environmental Assessment framework and greater stakeholder participation in development planning. We are most encouraged to hear that two large conservation initiatives - the Central Forest Spine (CFS) and the Heart...

2008-06-20 18:00:08

A key government report issued today concludes that climate change is having a significant and irreversible impact on sensitive ecosystems and resources and urges the immediate implementation of ecosystem adaptation strategies on federally protected and managed lands and waters. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) officials called on Congress and the administration to provide the leadership, funding and reforms that federal managers require to implement the report's recommendations. The report,...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.