WWF Press Release

  • Washington, DC (11 September 2019) — WWF-US today welcomed a new report that says nature must be our first line of defense to adapt to the climate crisis. The report was released today by the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA). It shows how nature offers solutions to mitigate the impacts of...

  • Hawksbill turtles, sea cucumbers, tokay geckos, and Asian big cats among the big winners at CITES CoP18.Parties vote to maintain the existing international ban on elephant ivory trade, but fail to strengthen country-specific actions to tackle ivory trafficking.Parties also fail to sufficiently address wildlife trafficking and consumption in Vietnam and...

  • In response to the CITES committee decision to include Tokay Geckos in Appendix II, WWF issued a statement from Christiaan van der Hoeven, Senior Advisor at WWF: “It is estimated that more than one million geckos are traded annually. Though not yet classified as threatened, there is indication that trade for...

  • Action by the CITES committee to address the illegal marine turtle trade was expected to be postponed until CoP19 in 2022. In an unexpected move by Parties, the committee decided to write and adopt stronger decisions now. In response, WWF issued the following statement from Christine Madden Hof, Marine Species Project...

  • In response to the CITES committee decision on Agenda Item 89 to continue Standing Committee oversight of totoaba issues, WWF issued the following statement from Heather Sohl, Senior Policy Advisor: “We are beyond the eleventh hour in addressing the illegal totoaba trade and resulting bycatch of the vaquita porpoise in gillnets....

Greenpeace News

  • If it seems like we’ve been talking about lawsuits a lot lately, it’s because we have.Corporate bullies, helped by Donald Trump’s go-to law firm, have filed two massive lawsuits against Greenpeace in the last two years. They aim to silence us, but we are not alone. Many of our allies...

  • It is that time again. Four years roll by and once more the greatest winter athletes in the world will come together to wow us on death-defying luge runs, courageous ski jumps or surprisingly mesmerising curling slides matches.Unfortunately, all is not well in this winter wonderland.In preparations for these games, many...

  • James (Jon) Castle - 7 December 1950 to 12 January 2018Over four decades Captain Jon Castle navigated Greenpeace ships by the twin stars of ‘right and wrong’, defending the environment and promoting peace. Greenpeace chronicler, Rex Weyler, recounts a few of the stories that made up an extraordinary life.Captain Jon Castle...

  • Ever since the first production car rolled off the assembly line more than 100 years ago, our love affair with automobiles has grown and grown. In countries like the UK, France, Italy and Germany there are now around 5 vehicles for every 10 people. In the USA, Australia and New Zealand,...

  • Most people would be surprised about how many species of cold-water corals and amazing sponges you’d find on the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean. Even as the scientist who has identified three quarters of the registered seafloor communities designated for special protection in the Antarctic, I’ve never seen them myself...

 
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