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Cambodian govt working to save Mekong dolphins

826 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

827 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

830 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'

830 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 ...

Khloe Kardashian Rescues Tigers with One Finger

835 days ago From TMZ.com   View Archived Article

DALLAS, TEXAS - Here's how it happened -- Khloe posted a tweet New Year's Day, asking her 5.6 million followers to text "Tigers" to 20222 ... thereby donating $10 directly to the World Wildlife Fund to help save wild tigers across the world. It was ...

Species biodiversity under threat from the velocity of climate change

836 days ago From Bay Area Indymedia   View Archived Article

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) commissioned a report in 2008 on the Coral Triangle and Climate change. The research was lead by Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and identified that Coral reefs could disappear entirely from the Coral Triangle region of the ...

'Awareness needed' to save sea turtles

840 days ago From Gulf Times   View Archived Article

DOHA, QATAR - =93Six of the seven species of marine turtles are listed as endangered or critically endangered, and the outlook is increasingly grim,=94 Khaled Zaki said quoting the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Zaki is involved in efforts to create awareness on marin ...

World prepares for Earth Hour 2012

840 days ago From Independent Online   View Archived Article

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - Organised by the World Wildlife Fund, it is an annual event during which millions of people across the globe switch off their lights for an hour in a display of environmental action. Millions of people across the planet will turn off their lights for ...

Search on for Sumatran rhinoceroses

841 days ago From AsiaOne   View Archived Article

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - The Borneo Rhino Alliance, Sime Darby Foundation, World Wildlife Fund, Malaysian Palm Oil Council and Berlin's Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research have thrown their support behind the project to help the species propagate. ...

Environmentalists capture critically endangered Sumatran rhino in Borneo

844 days ago From Channel 6 News Online   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - In October, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Rhino Foundation confirmed that Javan rhinoceros have also been driven to complete extinction in Vietnam. With the complete extinction in Vietnam, only one small group remains in the wil ...

WWF study confirms at least 25 tigers in Sathyamangalam forests

845 days ago From Times of India   View Archived Article

NEW DELHI, INDIA - COIMBATORE: A recent study by World Wildlife Fund ( WWF) using camera trap method at the Sathyamangalam wildlife sanctuary has confirmed that the 1.41 lakh hectare-stretch of forest at the confluence of Western and Eastern Ghats is home to at least 2 ...

Indonesian paper firm logging tiger sanctuary: NGOs

855 days ago From AFP   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Environmental group Greenpeace has in recent years waged highly successful campaigns against ... as well as in Papua, the western half of New Guinea island. ...

The fight to save the Giant Panda

856 days ago From Scottish Daily Record   View Archived Article

GLASGOW, U K - It has been the WWF's logo since 1961, when the organisation was founded as the World Wildlife Fund. As China's economy continues rapidly developing, the giant panda faces a number of threats. Its forest habitat, in the mountainous areas of s ...

Persistent drought in Romania threatens Danube's power

857 days ago From The Guardian   View Archived Article

LONDON, U K - According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the race to expand agricultural land in the 20th century has already eliminated 80% of the Danube's wetlands. "The wetlands along the riverbanks were able to absorb water in the event of flooding a ...

208 species discovered in Mekong River region

857 days ago From San Francisco Chronicle   View Archived Article

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - The animals were discovered in a biodiverse region that is threatened by habitat loss, deforestation, climate change and overdevelopment, the World Wildlife Fund said in a report. The newly described species include a psychedelic gecko in southern .. ...

Restoring Ujung Kulon's coral, one colony at a time

857 days ago From Jakarta Post   View Archived Article

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Part of their contribution comes from cultivating coral colonies for replanting in Ujung Kulon's protected waters for a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) project that began in 2007. Timer Manurung, policy coordinator for WWF-Indonesia in Banten, ...

Monitors profile turtle feeding grounds

858 days ago From Fiji Times   View Archived Article

SUVA, FIJI - Organised by the World Wildlife Fund under the South Pacific's Marine Species and Climate Change Adaption Program, the initiative brought more than 20 turtle monitors from Bua and Macuata together. Penina Solomona, the program coordinator, ...

Experts warn about wave of wildlife extinction

864 days ago From VietNam Net Bridge   View Archived Article

HANOI, VIETNAM - When the World Wildlife Fund WWF announced the extinction of the one horn rhino in Vietnam, scientists said it is now the right time to ring the alarm bell over the exist and perish of a lot of other species whose names can be found in the Red Book. ...

Empowering Local Communities Defends Against Climate Change

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

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - The Ecosystem and Livelihoods Adaptation Network is a partnership between IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), CARE, IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development), and WWF (World Wildlife Fund) that aims to enhance ...

How wars and poverty have saved DR Congo's forests

865 days ago From BBC News   View Archived Article

LONDON, U K - ... the size of Spain - acts as a huge capture and storage unit for carbon dioxide, ... says Irene Wabiwa from Greenpeace's office in the capital, Kinshasa. ...

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