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10 best reactions to our Christmas ad

This year we released a new advert: our Tiger in Suburbia. We may not have the clout of some of the Christmas advertising giants, but still it’s …

Pets

Musings from Marrakech: Reflections on the COP22 climate negotiations

Compared to last year’s COP21 in Paris, the work that needed to be hammered out in Marrakech was never going to be the most glamorous, but as we …

Climate

Mantis Shrimp: The Quickest Killers in the Animal Kingdom

The mantis shrimp is an interesting creature: It flaunts a whole rainbow of colors, has some of the best working eyes in the animal kingdom, and …

Come on you reds! How the British red squirrel is fighting back

The red squirrel might be one of Britain’s best-loved wild creatures, but it has endured a difficult half-century. Once a fixture on the British mainland, numbers have been in steep decline for decades, and these days most of us would count ourselves lucky to glimpse one. In every county south of …

Military Leaders Urge Trump to Take Climate Change Seriously

Global warming poses "immediate risks to national security."<p>A group of non-partisan military leaders and security experts have sent President-elect …

Marrakech climate talks: US accepts petition calling for fossil fuel lobbyists to be excluded

Petition supports nations such as Ecuador and Venezuela that tried to initiate a conflict of interests policy<p>A petition calling for fossil fuel lobbyists to be excluded from the UN climate change negotiations has been forced into the hands of the US delegation in Morocco, where almost 200 nations …

Climate

Scientists Fear Climate Change Is Killing the Arctic's Reindeer

Researchers working in Arctic Russia have expressed their concerns that thousands of reindeer could die this year as a result of global climate …

This is what climate change looks like

<b>(CNN) —</b> A photo exhibition is showing the effects of climate change to world leaders and climate change experts.<p>Entitled "Climate Change -- In Focus," it shows the best 100 photographs from a global competition and it's currently on display at the United Nations' COP22 climate conference in …

Climate Change

Tiny seal pup delights photographer

This little creature has delighted people all over the world.<p>Russian photographer Alexy Trofimov managed to take a picture of this gorgeous seal pup.<p>The pup was more than happy to pose for a picture, and he even appeared to wave at the photographer.<p>This baby creature is so cute because he has …

The ocean is losing its breath – and climate change is making it worse

Global climate change produces many effects – warming air energizes the atmosphere and intensifies storms; warmer water expands and raises sea level; …

How WWF’s work in Kenya is tackling the illegal wildlife trade

Ndera Community Conservancy has helped the local community identify and nurture a close connection with the wildlife that they share space with, and …

Wildlife

23 Origami Birds You Can Fold for the #OrigamiMigration

You’ve probably already heard of the #OrigamiMigration to help protect the wetlands of Doñana National Park in Spain. These wetlands are visited …

Crafting

Take action #ForOurPlanet

Unless we act now, wildlife populations will decline by 67% by 2020<p>We can turn it around #ForOurPlanet<p>Image credit: © naturepl.com / Edwin Giesbers / …

Biodiversity

Sixth mass extinction? Two-thirds of wildlife may be gone by 2020: WWF

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than two thirds of the world's wildlife could be gone by the end of the decade if action isn't taken soon, a new report from the World Wildlife Fund revealed on Thursday.<p>Since 1970, there has already been a 58% overall decline in the numbers of fish, mammals, birds and reptiles …

Pollution

Is it possible to stop the decline of the world's wildlife populations?

Wildlife populations around the world are declining at a shocking rate, according to a new report from the WWF. Is it too late to stop it? We ask …

Humanity decimating planetary wildlife

Freshwater covers less than one percent of Earth's surface, but is home to nearly 10 percent of all of the planet's known species.<p>Marine and land …

Wildlife numbers more than halve since 1970s in mass extinction

Global wildlife populations are set to have fallen by more than two thirds on 1970 levels by the end of the decade, conservationists warn.<p>Assessment …

Wildlife Populations Have Dropped by Almost 60% in 40 Years, WWF Says

Global wildlife populations have plummeted by 58% between 1970 and 2012, according to the latest Living Planet Report published by conservation group …

Biodiversity

World wildlife 'falls by 58% in 40 years'

<b>Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970, a report says.</b><p>The Living Planet assessment, by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and WWF, suggests that if the trend continues that decline could reach two-thirds among vertebrates by 2020.<p>The figures suggest that animals living in …

Biodiversity

Humans Are Close To Killing Off Two-Thirds Of All Wildlife In Just 50 Years

"At some point the earth is going to say 'enough.'"<p>A damning new report from the World Wildlife Fund has found a precipitous decline in the world’s animal populations as thousands of species scramble to survive against a sole enemy: humans.<p>The 2016 version of WWF’s biennial Living Planet Report, …

Study: Humans to wipe out two-thirds of wildlife by 2020

Wild animals are disappearing at an "unprecedented" rate, and humans have already caused their populations to drop nearly 60 percent since 1970, a …

Biodiversity

Global wildlife population plummets 67 per cent in 50 years

Global wildlife populations have dived by 58 per cent since 1970 and are set to slump a further 9 per cent by the end of the decade, according to an …

Biodiversity

World on track to lose two-thirds of wild animals by 2020, major report warns

The number of wild animals living on Earth is set to fall by two-thirds by 2020, according to a new report, part of a mass extinction that is destroying the natural world upon which humanity depends.<p>The analysis, the most comprehensive to date, indicates that animal populations plummeted by 58% …

Extinction

World facing biggest mass extinction since dinosaurs - with two thirds of animals wiped out in 50 years

The world is facing the biggest extinction since the dinosaurs, with seven in 10 mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles wiped out in just 50 years, a new report warns.<p>The latest Living Planet report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) estimates that by …

Animal House

Houses

10,000 Critically Endangered Frogs Have Suddenly Died In Peru's Lake Titicaca

Activists have pinpointed severe water pollution as the primary culprit.<p>Peruvian authorities are investigating the deaths of over 10,000 critically endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca.<p>The cause of the Titicaca water frog massacre remains a mystery, though local activists have said water pollution and …

Frogs

Joel Sartore's Photo Ark documents animal diversity, one face at a time

Climate change threatens acceleration of species extinction. The Photo Ark is National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore's multi-year labor of …

Breast Cancer

Show this cartoon to anyone who doubts we need huge action on climate change - Vox

This is Earth. It's a crisp fall day. So why would you believe Earth is in a dire situation?<p>Let's look a little deeper. The brownarea below representsall the fossil fuels — oil, coal, and natural gas — that humans have identified as recoverable with current technology. The black spot is what we’re …

How climate change triggers earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes

Devastating hurricane? More than 1,000 lives lost? It must be climate change! Almost inevitably, Hurricane Matthew’s recent rampage across the Caribbean and south-eastern US has been fingered by some as a backlash of global warming driven by humanity’s polluting activities, but does this really …

Climate Change

Peru investigates death of 10,000 Titicaca water frogs

<b>Peru's environmental agency is investigating the deaths of some 10,000 frogs whose bodies have been found in a river in the south of the country.</b><p>A campaign group says pollution in the River Coata is to blame for the deaths.<p>It says the government has ignored pleas for the construction of a sewage …

Frogs