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Paper Industry Decimating Indonesia's Tigers

1006 days ago From Inter Press Service   View Archived Article

ROME, ITALY - ... of Sumatra's tigers, elephants, orangutans, rhinos, as well as indigenous communities, is threatened by the "world's fastest deforestation rate", caused by none other than the pulp and paper industry, according to the World Wild ...

Four Kaziranga rhinos to be released in Manas

1006 days ago From TwoCircles.net   View Archived Article

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS - The IRV 2020 is a joint programme of Assam forest department, World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and International Rhino Foundation (IRF) with the goal of attaining a population of 3000 wild rhinos in seven protected areas of Assam by 2020. ...

Kalimantan's forests are doing OK: NGO

1010 days ago From Jakarta Post   View Archived Article

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - In a recently released report, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia said that most types of forest in the Heart of Borneo were in good or very good condition, although several areas were under threat from businesses. Illegal logging, an excessive ...

President pledges to walk 30km

1010 days ago From Fiji Times   View Archived Article

SUVA, FIJI - Ratu Epeli made the comment during the official launch of the 2012 Earth Hour at the World Wildlife Fund office in Suva yesterday. Earth Hour is a global grass-roots movement encouraging individuals, businesses and governments around the world to tak ...

Elusive snow leopards thriving in Bhutan

1012 days ago From News24   View Archived Article

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - Washington - The elusive, endangered snow leopard is apparently thriving in a park in Bhutan, as seen in camera trap images released on Tuesday by the government of Bhutan and World Wildlife Fund. Over 10 000 pictures of the snow leopards were captur ...

Elusive snow leopards seen thriving in Bhutan park

1012 days ago From Chicago Tribune   View Archived Article

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The elusive, endangered snow leopard is apparently thriving in a park in Bhutan, as seen in camera trap images released on Tuesday by the government of Bhutan and World Wildlife Fund. Over 10000 pictures of the snow leopards we ...

Mexican Experts Push for More Renewable Energy

1012 days ago From Latin American Herald Tribune   View Archived Article

CARACAS, VENEZUELA - ... the private sector and civil society have unveiled the Mexican Initiative for Renewable Energy, or IMERE, which seeks to reduce subsidies for fossil fuels and shift public spending toward renewable energy sources, the World Wildlife Fund, or WWF, ...

Birds in the urban jungle

1016 days ago From Business Recorder   View Archived Article

KARACHI, PAKISTAN - According to conservationists, including World Wildlife Fund, Pakistan and Karachi University's zoology department the prime reason is the lack of water in the Indus River and the wetlands, that is the lakes and ponds. The Indus Flyway is one of ...

Toilet paper taking out tiger, elephant habitat, WWF says

1018 days ago From msnbc.com   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - In a report Wednesday, the World Wildlife Fund alleged that a major paper supplier from Indonesia is clearcutting habitat there and targeted a major US distributor to stop buying from that source. "We found that two brands sold in the United Sta ...

Pint-sized pupil pulls for polar bears

1025 days ago From Your Ottawa Region   View Archived Article

NEPEAN, CANADA - Judy said Olivia sold them for donations to the World Wildlife Fund campaign. The $200 raised by Olivia will be matched by Coca-Cola, as will any donations made to the campaign before March 15 =96 up to $1 million. Coke kicked off the campaign in ...

WWF links pollution to increase in diseased turtles

1033 days ago From ABC Online   View Archived Article

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - ELEANOR HALL: The World Wildlife Fund says that pollution might be to blame for a dramatic increase in the number of turtles with a debilitating form of the herpes virus. The virus causes large tumours that may cause blindness, immobility, ...

Habitat Loss Drives Sumatran Elephants Closer to Extinction WWF

1034 days ago From PR Web   View Archived Article

HERNDON, VIRGINIA - ... downgraded from =93endangered=94 to =93critically endangered=94 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) after losing nearly 70 percent of its habitat and half its population in one generation, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announ ...

Endangered Tigers to Get $33 Million

1038 days ago From Care2.com   View Archived Article

REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA - (Source: Jakarta Globe) According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are less than 400 Sumatran tigers remaining in the wild, and their population is declining due to deforestation and poaching. In 1978 it was estimated there were about 1000. ...

Surfers generate wave of support for dolphins

1038 days ago From 3News NZ   View Archived Article

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand Billabong pro-surf team will battle it out with an invitational side lead by pro surfer Daniel Kereopa in the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) public event. The competition will be judged on the day, and footage will also be released online ...

2 young Tooele girls are on a mission to save endangered animals

1039 days ago From Deseret News   View Archived Article

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - Victoria and Elizabeth Quintana with stuffed animals and other goods from the World Wildlife Fund. Victoria, who was 4 years old at the time, got serious when she enlisted the help of her then-2-year-old sister, Elizabeth, and together they began to ...

Save the whales ... with 'cap and trade'

1041 days ago From Summit County Citizens Voice   View Archived Article

SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO - Anti-whaling groups like Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd, and the World Wildlife Fund spend at least $25 million per years on a variety of activities intended to end commercial whaling, yet every year, commercial whaling not only continues, but grows. ...

Cambodian govt working to save Mekong dolphins

1045 days ago From ABC Online   View Archived Article

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Several government agencies have agreed to work with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to develop a conservation strategy by April. The Irrawaddy dolphin, one of 58 endangered aquatic species in Cambodia, is fully protected under Cambodian law. ...

30-hour effort to save killer whale

1045 days ago From New Straits Times   View Archived Article

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - As experts from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Wildlife Department discussed their next course of action, the dolphin appeared to struggle to stay afloat and upright, prompting a few people to jump in and help hold the mammal in chest-deep water. ...

Singer KT Tunstall draws crowds to Westfield lights switch off

1048 days ago From Fulham Chronicle   View Archived Article

FULHAM, U K - And while the official switch off starring Scottish singer KT Tunstall didn't quite attract the same level of interest, the ceremony was all for a good cause - to spread the message of the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour. The event involves ...

Mountain plants face extinction 'in decades'

1048 days ago From Scotsman   View Archived Article

EDINBURGH, U K - Adaptation strategies are not an option, and we must concentrate on mitigating climate change in order to preserve our biogenetic treasure.=94 As long ago as 2003, the charity WWF warned even a temperature rise of 2C could place sensitive mountain pl ...

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