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Putin declares state of emergency over Siberian fuel spill

Jun 04, 2020 - 11:06 AM

The accident is the second largest in modern Russian history in terms of volume, World Wildlife Fund expert Alexei Knizhnikov says

SPILL. This handout photograph taken and released by the Marine Rescue Service of Russia on June 3, 2020, shows a large diesel spill in the Ambarnaya River outside Norilsk. Photo by Marine Rescue Service/AFP

Spray-painted polar bear sparks alarm in Russia

Dec 04, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Local media reports that scientists had marked the bear because it was scavenging for food near a human-inhabited area in the Arctic region

ALARM. File photo of a polar bear.

Malaysia's last male Sumatran rhino dies – officials

May 27, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The cause of the animal's death is not immediately clear, but previous media reports have suggested it was suffering from kidney and liver problems

ENDANGERED. Once found as far away as eastern India and throughout Malaysia, the Sumatran rhino has been almost wiped out, with fewer than 80 left, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Rhino file photo from Shutterstock

IWC vote backs aboriginal whale hunts – with new quotas

Sep 13, 2018 - 2:27 PM

The vote confirms a long-standing commitment to so-called aboriginal subsistence whaling for nutritional and cultural reasons – an exception to the decades-old ban on commercial whaling

WHALES. This undated handout photo released by the Australian Customs Service on February 7, 2008 shows a whale (front) and another (partly seen at right) being dragged on board a Japanese ship after being harpooned in Antarctic waters. File photo by Australian Customs Service/AFP

How a plan to save Kenya's rhino left 11 dead in historic blunder

Aug 30, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Eleven of Kenya's precious black rhinos were transferred to a new home in what was supposed to be a routine operation in a country fabled for its conservation. So how did all of them end up dead?

SAVING RHINOS. Kenya's Tourism and Wildlife Minister Najib Balala (L) looks on as Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) personnel subdue a sedated black rhinoceros at the Nairobi National Park on June 26, 2018 as they prepare to translocate it to Tsavo National Park where some 11 of the critically endangered animals were translocated from Nairobi and Nakuru and ended up dead due to harsh conditions. File photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Nearly 400 new species discovered in Amazon

Aug 31, 2017 - 11:16 AM

The report by the WWF and Brazil s Mamiraua Institute released in Sao Paulo listed 216 previously unknown plants 93 fish 32 amphibians 19 reptiles one bird and 20 mammals two of them fossils

BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT. This file photo taken on December 04, 2011 shows an aerial view of the Amazonic forest reserve of Trairao, western Para state, northern Brazil on December 4, 2011. Lunae Parracho/AFP

Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

Mar 25, 2017 - 5:49 PM

UPDATED Millions of people from some 170 countries and territories are expected to take part in the annual bid to highlight global warming caused by the burning of coal oil and gas to drive cars and power plants

EARTH HOUR. The ferris wheel at Luna Park and Sydney Harbour Bridge are plunged into darkness for the Earth Hour environmental campaign in Sydney on March 25, 2017. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Plan to save Great Barrier Reef set back decades – experts

Feb 24, 2017 - 2:20 PM

An independent report says the unprecedented bleaching and coral die off in 2016 was a game changer

(FILES) This photo taken on November 20, 2014 shows an aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands, along the central coast of Queensland.  The plan to rescue Australia's Great Barrier Reef has been setback decades following last year's worst-ever bleaching event, a new report has found, while the reef's caretakers have cautioned the government to prepare for the likelihood of further bleaching this year. / AFP PHOTO / SARAH LAI

Makati, Santa Rosa and San Carlos cities join WWF's ‘We Love Cities’ campaign

May 12, 2016 - 9:12 PM

Three Philippines made it to the final cut of WWF s Earth Hour City Challenge

#EarthHour 2016: Change your profile photos for climate action

Mar 19, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Facebook users can change their profile pictures and donate their social feeds to show their support for Earth Hour 2016 and climate action

Albay shows how caring for the environment can be profitable

Sep 27, 2015 - 11:41 PM

The Albay Green Economy has catapulted the province into the center of the Philippine tourism boom says it governor

Global marine populations slashed by half since 1970: WWF

Sep 16, 2015 - 9:39 AM

In a new report the WWF conservation group cautions that over fishing pollution and climate change significantly shrunk the size of commercial fish stocks between 1970 and 2010

Value of Pacific fishing watchdog questioned

Dec 06, 2014 - 3:53 PM

Despite reports indicating bigeye tuna stocks were down to 16 of their historic high conservation measures appear to have been blocked by distant water nations

YELLOW FIN TUNA. Lined up at the General Santos fish port. File photo by Edwin Espejo

Global wild tiger population to be counted by 2016

Sep 16, 2014 - 7:17 PM

Experts say that although the tiger population has remained stable over the last 4 years a lack of accurate data is hindering effective policies

COUNTING TIGERS. A Siberian tiger snarls at a photographer for getting too much in its face during the presentation of two new Siberian tigers at Cabarceno Natural Reserve in Cabarceno, northern Spain, 21 July 2014. Pedro Puente Hoyos/EPA

Endangered Giant Ibis found in new Cambodia habitat

Aug 20, 2013 - 2:14 PM

Conservationists were hopeful for the continued survival of the Giant Ibis after a nest was found in northeastern Cambodia

ENDANGERED IBIS. This handout photo taken on March 29, 2012 and released by the World Wildlife Fund-Cambodia (WWF-Cambodia) on August 20, 2013 shows a giant ibis walking in a pond in Mondulkiri province, some 500 kilometers northeast of Phnom Penh. Photo by AFP / World Wildlife Fund-Cambodia

Pageants: It's a man's world, too!

Aug 07, 2013 - 5:31 PM

In 2012 two Filipino male representatives got noticed by the worldwide audience

RAINING MEN. June Macasaet (middle) with the Manhunt International 2012 runners up. Image from designer Jian Lasala's Facebook page

Big 4: The 'Olympics of beauty'

Aug 05, 2013 - 6:00 PM

What you need to know about the Big 4 beauty pageants

NEXT STEP: INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION. Binibining Pilipinas winners (from left to right) Mutya Datul, Bea Rose Santiago, Ariella Arida, Joanna Cindy Miranda and Pia Wurtzbach. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

WebHits: WWF parallax sequence

Jul 31, 2013 - 7:48 AM

Ad Hoc Films creates a stunning parallax sequence from still images from the World Wildlife Fund

Critically endangered Sumatran elephants found dead

Jun 03, 2013 - 10:07 PM

Two critically endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead in an Indonesian national park and are believed to have been poisoned

Lea Salonga, Blake: Wrapped in love at Glorietta

Dec 24, 2012 - 12:00 PM

Angelic voices and giving hearts filled a night of celebration this Christmas season

WORLD-CLASS. Miss Lea Salonga lends her voice to a night of love, generosity and beautiful music