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When the riches of the land run out

Can environmental safeguards prevent the worst effects of deep-sea mining? Until fairly recently, the deep seabed has remained relatively untouched, its inaccessibility protecting it from human interference. But ingenuity driven by opportunity to turn a profit has begun to solve the problem of how to explore and exploit the ocean’s most remote resources. What’s down […]

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Plantations – land grab or foundation for inclusive green growth?

In many circles, plantations have a bad rap. Their detractors point to examples where vibrant rainforests or rare natural grasslands have been replaced with single-species tree farms – so called “green deserts”. In many cases, large plantation developments have displaced people and disrupted livelihoods. Bad plantations certainly exist. Yet these critiques do not tell the full […]

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Have you biked to work lately? Our staff have!

Have you biked to work lately? Our staff have! Every June, many WWF staff at our offices in Gland, Switzerland participate in an annual “Bike to work” challenge. This popular participative campaign involves riding your bike to work, and puts as many as 50,000 people on their saddles throughout Switzerland. It’s a great opportunity for […]

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Tackling the big conservation questions with Dr Josh Tewksbury

Tackling the big conservation questions with Dr Josh Tewksbury Dr Josh Tewksbury is Director of the WWF Luc Hoffmann Institute. The Luc Hoffmann Institute was created by WWF, one of the world’s largest and most experienced global conservation organizations, to respond to the most important questions facing conservation and sustainable development. How would you describe […]

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The rhetoric is right, now we need action

It’s been a big month for the ocean and people who depend on it. We have new FAO guidelines that aim to protect the rights of small-scale fishers and ensure their contributions are included in management plans. This is an important step in safeguarding the livelihoods and food security of coastal communities. Actor and conservation […]

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Cover letters- To bother or not to bother ?…that is the question.

Rebecca Williams – Talent Acquisition Manager at WWF International ch.linkedin.com/pub/rebecca-williams/a/316/b86 Cover letters- To bother or not to bother ?…that is the question. This dilemma struck me recently at a meeting of senior HR professionals, all of whom categorically stated that they never read candidate cover letters, but rather go straight to the CV. Shortly following this […]

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Career advice from Dr Colman O’Criodain – Wildlife Trade Specialist at WWF

This article originally appeared on http://www.conservation-careers.com/interview-dr-colman-ocriodain-wildlife-trade-specialist-wwf/ Dr Colman O’Criodain is the wildlife trade specialist at WWF. He trained as a botanist and spent much of his university days look at fens in Ireland. After a bout with the Irish civil service and the European Commission, he now represents WWF at CITES (Convention on the International […]

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How to write a winning curriculum vitae

Rebecca Williams – Talent Acquisition Manager at WWF International ch.linkedin.com/pub/rebecca-williams/a/316/b86 When it comes to finding a new job, there are many factors to consider but one of the most difficult hurdles to tackle is writing your CV (or RĂ©sumĂ© as they call it in the US). If you’ve not changed jobs for a few years, […]

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