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WWF Germany, DKK launch free online course on climate change

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:40 PM

WWF Germany and the Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (DKK), a scientific association, have created an English online course on climate change

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

Endangered species poached in protected areas – WWF

Apr 18, 2017 - 10:55 AM

Species listed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species CITES face the threat of illegal harvesting and trafficking in 45 of the more than 200 natural world heritage sites on the planet WWF says

FURTHER ENDANGERED. The species most at risk because of illegal activity within natural world heritage sites is probably the vaquita, the world's smallest porpoise, which is indigenous to Mexico's Gulf of California. Photo by Paula Olson, NOAA/Public Domain

Children join Earth Hour celebration in Legazpi City

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Elementary pupils call on the public to save the seas and protect forests during Legazpi City s commemoration of Earth Hour 2017

EARTH HOUR. Children join Earth Hour commemoration in Legazpi on March 25, 2017. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

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

Switch off for Earth Hour 2017

Mar 16, 2017 - 8:56 AM

Mark your calendars for EarthHour2017 on March 25

Negros sugarcane industry: A bittersweet Christmas symphony

Dec 17, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Once dominated by hacienderos and held back by difficulty in securing loans sugarcane farmers haven’t had a sweet deal but some programs aim to change their situation in 2017

Belajar mengenal satwa melalui jendela pusat perbelanjaan

Nov 25, 2016 - 10:17 PM

Selama bulan Desember Galeries Lafayette berkolaborasi dengan WWF Indonesia mengedukasi generasi muda dan publik dengan memberi dan berbagi dalam konsep A Living Planet

HARIMAU. Salah satu jendela Galleries Lafayette yang ilustrasi harimau Sumatera yang resmi dibuka hari ini. Foto oleh Amelia Stephanie/Rappler

Humanity decimating planetary wildlife – report

Oct 27, 2016 - 8:19 AM

UPDATED On current trends stocks of global wildlife could plunge 2 3 by 2020 an annual decline of 2 a report says

ENDANGERED. In this photograph taken on September 13, 2014, a blind dolphin swims along the Indus river in the southern Pakistani city of Sukkur. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP

Menteri Kelautan Susi Pudjiastuti terima penghargaan WWF Leaders

Sep 17, 2016 - 10:21 AM

Susi dinilai berhasil memberantas praktek perikanan ilegal di Indonesia

Menteri Kelautan dan Perikanan Susi Pudjiastuti menyapa warga ketika menyaksikan pagelaran Jember Fashion Carnaval ke-15 pada 28 Agustus 2016. Foto oleh Zabur Karuru/Antara

8 promising green energy startups share in P1M funding

Aug 14, 2016 - 11:25 AM

The startups were singled out by a fellowship that aims to boost clean energy innovation and will compete against each other to win an additional P1 5 million

Perdagangan hewan yang dilindungi masih marak di Indonesia

Jun 06, 2016 - 4:38 PM

Spesies langka di Indonesia semakin mendekati ambang kepunahan Meski demikian perdagangan hewan hewan ini seolah tak ada putusnya

Indonesia marak perdagangan hewan liar. EPA/FULLY HANDOKO

Critically endangered Sumatran elephant gives birth

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:07 PM

Sumatran elephants are critically endangered It is estimated between 2 400 and 2 800 remain in the wild according to conservation group WWF

ENDANGERED. Sumatran elephants are critically endangered. Photo by AFP

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

World tiger count rises for first time in 100 years

Apr 12, 2016 - 12:05 AM

UPDATED The global population of wild tigers rises to around 3 890 – the first time the count has gone up since 1900

epa05253882 (FILE) A file photograph showing tigers at the Xiongsen Bear and Tiger Mountain village, home to about 1,400 reserve tigers in Guilin, China, 24 August 2007. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) states on 11 April 2016 that after a century of constant decline, global wild tiger populations are on the rise. According to the most recent data, around 3,890 tigers now exist in the wild?up from an estimated 3,200 in 2010. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Industry threatens nearly half of natural heritage sites – WWF

Apr 07, 2016 - 12:30 AM

The vulnerable sites include Australia s Great Barrier Reef Peru s Machu Picchu and the US Grand Canyon Natural Park

epa02101737 A picture dated 01 April 2010 shows a general view of the pre-Columbian Inca city Machu Picchu in Cuzco, Peru, after its reopening. The Inca city has been been closed for two months due to strong rains. EPA/PACO CHUQUIURE

Cambodian tigers declared 'functionally extinct'

Apr 06, 2016 - 10:30 PM

This means there are no longer any breeding populations of tigers left in Cambodia

epa04863685 A Cambodian tiger walks in a zoo at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center in Takeo province, Cambodia, 28 July 2015. The world marks International Tiger Day on 29 July 2015, aiming to raise awareness of the tiger conservation. EPA/MAK REMISSA

Believed to be extinct, environmentalists make first contact in decades with rhino in Borneo

Mar 23, 2016 - 5:03 PM

The contact with the rhino comes after environmentalists discovered in 2013 that the Sumatran rhino was not extinct on Indonesian Borneo – as had long been thought – when hidden cameras captured images of the animals

ENDANGERED. This photo show a file photo of a Sumatran rhino, previously believed to be extinct. Photo by AFP

Calls for climate action over Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Mar 21, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The reef can recover but we must speed up the shift to clean renewable energy says environmental group WWF

An undated handout photo obtained from the XL Catlin Seaview Survey on March 21, 2016 shows a diver filming a reef affected by bleaching off Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef.  Environmental groups March 21 urged greater action on climate change after the government declared the highest alert level over an epidemic of coral bleaching in the pristine northern reaches of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. / AFP / XL Catlin Seaview Survey / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / XL Catlin Seaview Survey" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == NO ARCHIVE

‘Pedal for the Planet’ at the main Earth Hour switch-off

Mar 18, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Bikes e vehicles renewables plus other low carbon solutions are event highlights

Nothing 'virtual' about climate impact of emails, tweets

Mar 18, 2016 - 1:33 PM

A parallel realm of carbon polluting activity – ranging from email exchanges to social network chatter to streaming movies on smartphones – has slipped largely unnoticed under the climate change radar

3 PH cities finalists in Earth Hour City Challenge

Mar 11, 2016 - 3:03 PM

San Carlos City in Negros Occidental Sta Rosa City in Laguna and Makati City in Metro Manila have a chance to be hailed as the global Earth Hour capital

Asian wildlife traders harness social media – conservationists

Mar 03, 2016 - 1:27 PM

UPDATED More traders are using closed Facebook groups and password protected online forums to reach Asian customers

In this file photo, Indonesian police posing as wildlife buyers have arrested a suspected trafficker for selling protected eagles on Facebook. Photo by Brury Susanto/AFP

Earth Hour 2016: Going beyond lights out

Mar 01, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Quezon Memorial Circle will switch off its lights but will be powered by bicycles to promote renewable energy

EARTH HOUR. Chi-chi, the mascot of the World Wildlife Fund, poses with WWF ambassadors and beneficiaries. Photo by Bea Orante

#COP21: Climate pact puts fossil fuels on 'wrong side' of history

Dec 12, 2015 - 11:16 PM

The fossil fuel era must end and soon environmental groups and activists

What coral reefs are telling us about climate change

Dec 05, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Reports on a new mass coral bleaching event could only emphasize the importance of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference or Conference of Parties COP21 to be held from November 30 to December 11 in France

CORAL BLEACHING. In this file photo released by the Australian Institute for Marine Science (AIMS) on 02 October 2012, shows bleaching of coral at North Keppel Island on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. AIMS/EPA

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

EU agrees Paris climate talks stance

Sep 18, 2015 - 11:30 PM

The European Union recommits to its own greenhouse gas cuts for 2030 and urges the world to reduce them to zero by the end of the century

TARGETS SET. In this file photo, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Canete holds a joint news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Julien Warnand/EPA

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

Search on for PH cities with best low-carbon, resiliency plans

Aug 27, 2015 - 4:06 PM

The winning city will be honored as the Earth Hour Capital of the Philippines by the Worldwide Fund for Nature and will have a chance to be named the Global Earth Hour Capital

HUBS. Cities are centers of human development but also a major source of climate-disrupting carbon emissions

Treasures of the Sulu Sea threatened

Aug 24, 2015 - 6:58 PM

If we care for our natural resources well growth will be within reach But if we squander such richness what else will be left with us?

Fish biomass in Cagayancillo’s waters stands at 137 metric tonnes per square kilometer – an increase of 43% from when fish biomass was calculated at 96 tonnes per square kilometer six years ago. Photo by: Sophia Dedace/WWF-Philippines

Rappler to hold #MoveTawiTawi workshop

May 31, 2015 - 6:21 PM

Rappler is set to hold a workshop in Tawi Tawi on June 8

Endangered Sumatran elephant found shot dead, tusks missing

Apr 15, 2015 - 5:20 PM

This is the first known case of elephant killing in Aceh this year

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. One of the 11 Sumatran elephants found dead in Aceh in 2014. Photo by AFP

Lights out as world observes Earth Hour

Mar 29, 2015 - 10:50 AM

This year s Earth Hour comes as the French capital prepares to host a crucial UN climate conference in December

LIGHTS OUT. A composite picture of the Eiffel Tower with its lights switched on (L) and off (R) for the Earth Hour 2015 in Paris, France, 28 March 2015. Etienne Laurent/EPA

IN PHOTOS: #EarthHour in the Philippines

Mar 29, 2015 - 12:21 AM

This year Earth Hour comes ahead of the crucial December UN meeting in Paris which is bringing together the global community in an effort to limit global warming

Manila's financial district is seen from a slum area after the lights are turned off to mark Earth Hour in Manila on March 28, 2015. Millions of people were expected to switch off their lights for Earth Hour on March 28, in a global effort to raise awareness about climate change. Since it began in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become what environmental group WWF says is the world's largest demonstration of support for action on carbon pollution. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Glow in the dark: Join Earth Hour 2015

Mar 28, 2015 - 5:25 PM

How are you observing the EarthHour? Share your photos and videos by tagging @MovePH on Twitter You can also post your EarthHour images on MovePH s Facebook page

Glow-in-the-dark Zumba for Earth Hour 2015

Mar 27, 2015 - 1:32 PM

Put on your neon sports attire and join the Earth Hour 2015 main event at the Quezon City Memorial Circle

LIGHTS OUT. The main event of Earth Hour Philippines 2015 will be held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on Saturday, March 28. Photo courtesy of WWF-Philippines

Earth Hour lights-out seeks to illuminate climate plight

Mar 26, 2015 - 10:52 AM

Now in its ninth year Earth Hour s goal is not to achieve measurable electricity savings but to raise awareness of the need for sustainable energy use and this year also to demand action to halt planet harming climate change

EARTH HOUR. People light candles during Earth Hour in Cali, Colombia, 29 March 2014. Earth Hour takes place worldwide at 8.30 p.m. local time and is a global call to turn off lights for 60 minutes to raise awareness of the danger of global climatic change. EPA/CHRISTIAN ESCOBAR MORA

Philippines to go dark on March 28 for Earth Hour

Mar 22, 2015 - 8:10 PM

For one hour people are encouraged to switch off for a brighter and cleaner planet

EARTH HOUR. People light candles during Earth Hour in Cali, Colombia, 29 March 2014. Earth Hour takes place worldwide at 8.30 p.m. local time and is a global call to turn off lights for 60 minutes to raise awareness of the danger of global climatic change. EPA/CHRISTIAN ESCOBAR MORA

Australia's Barrier Reef 'risks becoming dumping ground' – WWF

Feb 09, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Australia s Great Barrier Reef could be severely damaged if the government does not completely ban the dumping of dredge waste in the World Heritage listed waters

ENDANGERED. The Great Barrier Reef may find itself in the UNESCO list of endangered world heritage sites. Photo courtesy of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

New wind farms to help bridge summer power shortage – WWF

Feb 07, 2015 - 9:00 PM

The new wind farms in Guimaras and Ilocos Norte have already contributed 300 MW to the country’s power supply the World Wide Fund for Nature says

WWF: DOE should ‘seize the wind’ in 2015

Jan 04, 2015 - 10:05 PM

With the increase in solar an additional increase in wind energy installation targets is a firm next step the Department of Energy can commit to World Wide Fund says

Deadlocked climate talks head for extra time

Dec 13, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Countries disagree on how differentiation will be applied in a process next year of declaring national pledges for curbing Earth warming greenhouse gas emissions

LAST DAY. View of assistant delegates at a plenary session during the 20th UN Climate Change Conference COP20 held in the city of Lima, Peru, 12 December 2014. Photo by Paolo Aguilar/EPA

WWF: Renewable energy is the best solution to power crisis

Oct 04, 2014 - 9:30 AM

The World Wide Fund for Nature reiterates its call for the Philippine government to focus on renewable energy solutions as a long term strategy in power supply

The stowaways that threaten biodiversity

Oct 03, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Hitchhiker species – organisms that ride ships from one place to another – can swiftly colonize new marine habitats wrecking ecosystems on which humans also depend

PREFERRED TRANSPORT. Cranes (L) transfer containers onto a ship (R) at the container yard in Tokyo port on September 8, 2014. Ships like these can carry nonnative species to their ports of call, which can threaten the ecological balance in these places. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Wildlife numbers halved over past 4 decades – WWF

Sep 30, 2014 - 7:13 AM

The 52 decrease confirms mankind is chomping through Nature s bounty much faster than the rate of replenishment the WWF warns

A picture made available on 20 June 2014 shows an elephant dust baths at sunrise at the Tsavo wildlife lodge in Voi, Kenya, 19 June 2014. Daniel Irungu/EPA

Aktivis lingkungan Aceh desak pemerintah serius tangani perburuan gajah Sumatera

Sep 12, 2014 - 5:57 PM

31 gajah Sumatera ditemukan mati di Aceh sejak 2012

SAHABAT GAJAH. Aktifis lingkungan yang tergabung dalam Gerakan Indonesia Sahabat Gajah menggelar aksi damai di Banda Aceh, Jumat (12/9), sebagai bentuk kepedulian menyusul matinya tiga gajah Sumatera di Aceh sejak awal September. Foto oleh Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

Kangaroos abound but fears for smaller cousins, warns WWF

Sep 06, 2014 - 4:00 PM

A WWF official says the overwhelming risk to these smaller marsupials were feral cats and introduced foxes along with a loss of shelter due to habitat loss and changed fire practices

File photo of a red-necked wallaby by AFP.

A floating classroom for environmental educators

Jul 26, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The M Y Navorca the Philippine research vessel of the World Wide Fund for Nature WWF was transformed into a floating classroom for a day to help teachers integrate environmental conservation in their curriculum

ARRAS: A new way of looking at coral reefs

Jun 28, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Kites and cameras speed up marine research at Tubbataha Reef