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World Wildlife Fund Gets Ex-Poachers To Protect and Save the Big Cats They Once Hunted

Rather than trying to deter poaching with punishment, conservationists recruited the hunters in order to help monitor and protect Russian snow leopards.

Trio of Nations Sign Landmark Agreement to Protect World’s Largest Tropical Wetland

In a groundbreaking show of international conservation, three South American countries have all signed a landmark agreement to preserve the Pantanal. The Pantanal is a...

Wildlife Group Buys Exclusive License for Shark Fishing on Great Barrier Reef to Halt the Practice

A wildlife group has purchased an exclusive commercial license to fish for sharks along Australia's Great Barrier Reef — just so they can shut down...

Actor Jared Leto Becomes Global Wildlife Ambassador for WWF

Academy Award-winning actor, musician and director Jared Leto was this month named WWF Global Ambassador to bring attention to wildlife poaching across Africa and...
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Bolivia Designates World’s Largest Protected Wetland

The Bolivian government recently created the largest protected wetland in the world – an area bigger than the Netherlands and Belgium combined, more than...
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World Gorilla Population Rises Nine Percent in Two Years

The total world population of mountain gorillas has risen to 880, according to census data released last week by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. That's...
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Recycle Your Phone and Save A Gorilla, on World Environment Day

World Environment Day kicks off tomorrow, June 5, in Rwanda, a country of exceptional biodiversity that has made "huge strides in environmental protection," according...
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Indonesia Reaches Historic Agreement To Protect World’s Most Endangered Tropical Forests

Indonesian authorities have pledged to stop the devastating loss of forests and species in Sumatra, one of the world's most ecologically important hotspots. To...

Saving Wildlife Also Helps Reduce Poverty

A World Wildlife Fund report this week says that efforts to save pandas and tigers and gorillas can also reduce poverty and improve the...

Nepal Set to Become First Country That Doubles Its Wild Tiger Population

After almost a decade of conservation work, Nepal is poised to become the first of fourteen countries that doubles its wild tiger population.

Newly Found in Himalayas: Walking Fish and Sneezing Monkeys

A “walking” snakehead fish that can travel on land and breathe air for up to four days is one of the more unusual new...

Historic US-China Ban to End Ivory Trade Ensures Elephant Survival

In a historic accord to save Africa’s elephants from poaching, President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping agreed Friday to ban ivory sales in...

DiCaprio Donates $15 Mil to Help Save the Planet and Animals On It

A longtime environmental activist, Leonardo DiCaprio has already pledged millions to fund organizations focused on protecting wildlife and preserving natural resources. The 40-year-old Hollywood actor...

Fishermen Rescue Rare Whale From Nets Thanks to New Training Program

An extremely rare type of whale has been saved from almost certain death thanks to a training program for Pakistani tuna fishermen. The February 10...
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Leonardo DiCaprio Gives $3 Million to Help Double Nepal’s Tiger Population

On the third anniversary of the historic Global Tiger Summit, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to the World Wildlife...
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Thai Prime Minister Announces End to Ivory Trade

With the threat of sanctions against her country looming, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today pledged to end ivory trade in Thailand, seizing a...
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Russia Takes Big Step to Save Rarest Big Cats

The Amur leopard was thrown a lifeline yesterday with the establishment of a new national park in Russia, announced by the World Wildlife Fund,...
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Special Report: The Best News for Planet Earth in Decades

I asked one question to leading environmentalists who are usually keen to point out what is wrong with the environment: What is...
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Putin Signs on Dotted Line for Far-Eastern Leopards

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has signed the decree which will put into effect a long-sought protected area, home to half of all remaining...
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Wal-Mart To Eliminate Wood from Illegal and Unknown Sources

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, has committed to using more wood from sustainable, certified sources and phasing out wood from illegal or non-sustainable sources....