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Oil: Rwenzori residents wary of parks wipeout

1267 days ago From Daily Monitor   View Archived Article

KAMPALA, UGANDA - According to World Wildlife Fund, Uganda's proven petroleum reserves are located within 70 per cent of its wildlife-protected areas and this includes Semuliki and Queen Elizabeth national parks in the Rwenzori sub-region, south of the Albertine g ...

WWF pushing crusade on beef

1268 days ago From Stock and Land   View Archived Article

ORMISTON, AUSTRALIA - A LEAKED document authored by a senior operative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) shows the anti-farmer organisation is on a green crusade to establish new "sustainable beef standards" on producers Australia-wide. The paper by WWF ecologist ...

Jane Goodall, conservationists hope 'Chimpanzee' will save chimps

1269 days ago From Los Angeles Times   View Archived Article

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - "She is really the primary reason people know what they know today about chimps," said Matthew Lewis of the World Wildlife Fund. Lewis is the senior program officer for African Species Conservation at the WWF. He told the Times that the new ...

Baby Panda Adoption At Center Of New World Wildlife Fund Program

1275 days ago From Huffington Post   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - You may not be able to adopt these little guys into your home, but thanks to a new program launched this month by the World Wildlife Fund, you can symbolically adopt a baby panda as part of an effort to save the endangered species' homes in the w ...

Sloth rehab thrives in Costa Rica

1277 days ago From msnbc.com   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - There are six-known species across the continent and the Costa Rican sanctuary is home to the Bradypus and Choleopus species. According to the World Wildlife Fund, many species of the sloth are at risk of extinction. ...

Yanni and WWF Partner to Save Wild Pandas

1277 days ago From Broadcast Newsroom   View Archived Article

BOZEMAN, MONTANA - World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is pleased to announce a collaboration with legendary composer and performer Yanni, aimed at raising awareness of giant panda conservation. The collaboration will kick off in early April 2012, before the first leg of his ...

Kibaale faces environment crisis

1277 days ago From Daily Monitor   View Archived Article

KAMPALA, UGANDA - By FELIX BASIIME (email the author) World Wildlife Fund (WWF), a worldwide non-governmental organisation contracted by government to conserve the biodiversity in the Albertine Rift Valley forests, has warned that Kibaale District risks facing serious ...

Rabbit Species Threatened By Climate Change

1278 days ago From Huffington Post   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Sensitive pikas live in cool, alpine areas, and will be unable to escape rising temperatures, according to World Wildlife Fund. They will also have difficulty migrating through warmer areas at lower elevations. Other rabbit species that are not ...

Deforestation Pits Elephants Against Man in Nunukan

1279 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

1283 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

1284 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

1284 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

1289 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

1289 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

1291 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?

1292 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

1294 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'

1295 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

1296 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

1299 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. ...

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