Nepal made headway in the fight against poaching and illegal wildlife trade with the achievement of 365 days of zero poaching of rhinos for the first time in 2011. Till 2018, Nepal was successful in celebrating zero poaching year of rhinos on five occasions.
WWF has published a report that highlights the capacity of healthy rivers to help mitigate natural disasters, among other less valued benefits. The publication provides a framework for improving how societies measure, value, and promote rivers’ diverse benefits. It also offers solutions to support better decisions and management.
There has never been a more globally important set of aims than the ones behind the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted in 2015, the SDGs embody what’s become known as ‘the 2030 Agenda’ – a global commitment to a better, sustainable future for people and planet alike.
A new report from the WWF finds record levels of pollution from microplastics in the Mediterranean Sea are now higher than those in the oceanic ‘garbage patches’ and are threatening marine species, fisheries activities and human health in the region.
Up to half of plant and animal species in the world’s most naturally rich areas, such as the Amazon and the Galapagos, could face local extinction by the turn of the century due to climate change if carbon emissions continue to rise unchecked.
Decision makers across Africa (and those outside it who have a stake in the continent's future) share the recognition that today Africa is at a critical juncture. This report is based on this premise that African ecological futures can be fundamentally altered by economic and development decisions made today.