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What makes a company a leader on sustainable cotton?

© Asim Hafeez _ WWF-UK Today, 2 October Pesticide Action Network UK, Solidaridad and WWF published the second Sustainable Cotton Ranking Report assessing the performance of multinational companies using large volumes of cotton in their products. Present in hundreds of everyday items, from clothes and bed linen to mattresses, towels and even bank notes, cotton […]

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The day the ocean arrived

Reflections on the opening of the first ever UN Ocean Conference, New York. I’ve been working in ocean conservation for more than two decades and this week feels different from any I’ve experienced before. I think we’ve made a breakthrough for the ocean. It’s no single initiative – although I’m seeing many strong ones being […]

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Zero poaching or zero wildlife?

The rainy season is now ending in Tanzania. In the coming months, WWF will increase its field activities to stop poaching in the Selous and secure the future of one of the most important protected areas in the world. George Atanasi and Said Nkinga are Selous Game Reserve rangers. They were Selous rangers before it […]

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Sulu Seas shark tourism expedition

One of the more gratifying experiences for a conservationist is seeing the approaches you’ve developed coming into fruition in the real world, and having a positive effect. Having devoted a lot of energy to our recently released Responsible Shark and Ray Tourism: A Guide to Best Practice, it was with great anticipation that I recently joined […]

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The Mekong River and ASEAN economies – neither can prosper without the other

Last week, regional leaders met in Phnom Penh in Cambodia to discuss how to build a more connected, prosperous Southeast Asia at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). They talked about how technology, infrastructure, and closer trade ties will help ASEAN’s youth – a rising powerhouse – shape the economic future of […]

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Why we need to transform our approach to hydropower

Hydropower has triggered intense discussion and conflict for decades. While debates over individual dams carry great weight for local rivers and communities, they are also the most visible flash points of an even larger underlying global challenge: how can the world provide sufficient electricity to support stable, prosperous societies – including delivering electricity to the one […]

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Protecting people and human rights through nature

Many of us don’t think twice about the services nature provides us or how vital these are for the most vulnerable amongst us.  We recently had the opportunity to speak  together about the interdependence of human rights and biodiversity, at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, in an event organised to […]

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