Latest World Wide Fund for Nature Stories

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.

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.

2008-06-09 20:40:00

The Swiss-based conservation group WWF reported Monday that growing populations in many African nations are quickly dwindling the continent's natural resources.

2008-05-16 01:55:00

The World Wide Fund for Nature said habitat loss and the wildlife trade have caused world biodiversity to decline by almost one third in the past 35 years.

2007-09-25 21:00:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Wildlife Fund scientists said today that the discovery of 11 new animal and plant species in a remote area in central Vietnam underscores the importance of conservation efforts in the ancient tropical forests of the region.

2006-06-26 19:00:00

GENEVA (Reuters) - Biologists working in the forests of Borneo have found a previously unknown type of snake which can change its color spontaneously like a chameleon, the environmental body WWF said on Tuesday.

2006-02-08 07:51:25

By Nelson Graves TURIN (Reuters) - The Turin Winter Olympics will mar mountains and waste enough gas with its symbolic flame to supply a small town, but damage will be limited by smart energy planning, a leading environmental group said on Wednesday.

2006-02-03 11:10:00

Ten dead Irrawaddy dolphins have been found in Cambodia's Mekong river, eight of them calves, pushing one of the rarest cetaceans nearer extinction, the environmental group WWF International said on Friday.

2005-12-06 00:00:00

Environmental researchers are preparing to capture what they call a new, mysterious species of carnivore on Borneo, the first such discovery on the wildlife-rich Indonesian island in over a century.

2005-11-22 07:25:00

EU countries are helping destroy major forests in poorer countries through massive imports of illegal timber, the conservation group WWF said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.