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Deforestation Pits Elephants Against Man in Nunukan

738 days ago From Jakarta Globe   View Archived Article

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Wiwin Effendi, a coordinator for the East Kalimantan chapter of the World Wildlife Fund, said a 2007 survey estimated the elephant population in Nunukan at between 30 and 80, with most of the animals located in Tobun Onsoi subdistrict. ...

Rhino hitches a helicopter ride

742 days ago From ITV News   View Archived Article

LONDON, U K - The wildlife charity WWF has performed more than a hundred 'rhino airlifts' to evacuate the endangered animals from areas where poachers operate. The rhinos are sedated before being airlifted for fifteen minutes over rough terrain. ...

Kids at Goddard School step up for environment

743 days ago From Fort Worth Star Telegram   View Archived Article

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - The hour with most of the school's lights out was triggered by "Earth Hour," an annual worldwide event promoted by the World Wildlife Fund that was set for 8:30 pm on March 31, past most of the preschoolers' bedtime. Earth Hour enco ...

World's Largest Conservation Area Established

743 days ago From Care2.com   View Archived Article

REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA - The World Wildlife Fund's experience is being drawn on to ensure local communities benefit from conservation. Coordination and pooling of resources will help in the battle against poaching. Linking the areas up is meant to allow animals, ...

Phuket hotels to mark Earth Hour on Saturday

747 days ago From The Phuket News   View Archived Article

PHUKET, THAILAND - PHUKET: Organised by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour began in 2007 as a way for individuals to show how simple steps can make a significant impact on reducing greenhouse gases and addressing climate change. Chefs at the Westin Siray Bay Resort ...

World's Smallest Dolphin Almost Extinct

747 days ago From Global Animal   View Archived Article

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - ... and has brought forward the review of the plan,=94 Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson said in a statement. Want to help? Consider donating either time, cash, or support to the World Wildlife Fund's=93Stop Their Extinction=94 campaign for th ...

Pesticide regulator to review Diuron ban near Great Barrier Reef

749 days ago From ABC Online   View Archived Article

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - TONY EASTLEY: As UNESCO contemplates the Great Barrier Reef's world heritage status a report to be released today by the World Wildlife Fund says the prized ecosystem faces an unmanageable threat from a popular herbicide used widely along the ...

Are zoos the answer to polar bear survival?

750 days ago From Anchorage Daily News   View Archived Article

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - Meanwhile, the World Wildlife Fund and Coca-Cola Co. have launched a campaign to preserve what they call the "Last Ice Area," 500000 square miles of polar bear habitat in northern Canada and Greenland which is likely to remain frozen year-r ...

Flick the switch for earth hour

752 days ago From Matlock Today   View Archived Article

MATLOCK, U K - Derbyshire County Council is backing the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) campaign to get people to switch their lights off for an hour and show how much they care about the effects of climate change. The event, which will be held from 8.30pm on March ...

Goddard School students 'Stepping Up for the Environment'

753 days ago From Brandywine East Community News   View Archived Article

MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE - By Danielle Bouchat-Friedman The Goddard School of Hockessin will participate in a number of Earth-friendly activities this week in honor of the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour, an annual worldwide event that encourages homes and businesses to t ...

Fire Rages in Far East Leopard Reserve

754 days ago From The Moscow Times   View Archived Article

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - The fire on the Leopardovy reserve started on Tuesday, said Andrei Fereferov, a World Wildlife Fund official responsible for Far East leopard preservation projects. Fereferov said the fires are supposed to be put out by either local administrations o ...

Save Kosi river corridor, save tigers: WWF

757 days ago From Times of India   View Archived Article

NEW DELHI, INDIA - (AP Photo) NEW DELHI: Highlighting the importance of the Kosi river corridor in the Corbett tiger reserve in Uttarakhand, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Sunday that the crucial pathway is facing a threat from upcoming resorts and hotels. ...

Earth Hour Reaches Space to Swaziland

762 days ago From Scoop.co.nz   View Archived Article

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - The human population is consuming resources at a faster rate than ecosystems can regenerate them, ... need to believe they can make a difference, and act. ...

Climate talk for all involved

764 days ago From Fiji Times   View Archived Article

SUVA, FIJI - THE Northern Division has welcomed initiatives that develop measurable climate change adaptation activities such as the Building Resilience Project by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) South Pacific Program. The two-day consultation on Building Resilienc ...

Brazil's forests at risk under proposed law, critics say

767 days ago From Monsters and Critics   View Archived Article

LONDON, U K - Late last year, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) said that even if no changes are made to the current version of the bill, the new code will pave the way for the destruction of 76.5 million hectares of rainforest, a surface equivalent to ...

Clackamas school stepping up for the environment

769 days ago From Oregon City News   View Archived Article

PORTLAND, OREGON - This entire week of activities and lesson plans begins on Monday, March 26, and leads up to a big =93Flip the Switch=94 celebration on Friday, March 30, at 10 am, a day before the global Earth Hour event hosted by the World Wildlife Fund. ...

Singapore top carbon emitter in Asia-Pacific: WWF

771 days ago From Straits Times   View Archived Article

SINGAPORE CITY, SINGAPORE - SINGAPORE (AFP) - Singapore had the largest carbon footprint per head in the Asia-Pacific in 2010, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said on Monday. The environmental advocacy group said Singapore's 2010 per capita gross domestic product of more than ...

World's Children to Mexico: Protect Marine Reserve

773 days ago From Fox News   View Archived Article

ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO - EFE More than 12000 schoolchildren from 111 countries signed a petition urging Mexican President Felipe Calderon to safeguard marine life in the Gulf of California's Cabo Pulmo reserve, global environmental advocacy group World Wildlife Fund said ...

Environmentalists urge Mexico to cancel huge resort planned near coral reef

775 days ago From Washington Post   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The World Wildlife Fund brought schoolchildren bearing the flags of 70 countries on Thursday to present almost 13000 signatures from around the world asking President Felipe Calderon to cancel permits, now held by a regional Spanish bank, ...

Rhino census to be held in Assam from March 15

776 days ago From Zee News   View Archived Article

NOIDA, INDIA - The Assam forest department, World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and International Rhino Foundation (IRF) have started a joint ptogramme for trans-location of the rhinos to Manas National Park in Assam aiming to attain a population of 3000 rhinos in ...

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