WWF is committed to keeping wildlife protected as well as the world’s forests and oceans. The goals is to keep nature safe from poaching, habitat destruction and climate change. With such a monumental challenge, it sort of goes without saying that WWF will need help. This beautiful blue planet with its astonishing wildlife faces serious threats and this means the organisation’s work is more important than ever.
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Big cats like tigers lions and leopards are one of the few predators with enough strength and guile to be able to take down a full grown crocodilian. Whilst it is true all those cats occasionally do hunt toothy reptiles, it is the jaguar that kills crocodiles most frequently. A recent clip released by National Geographic for its show Hostile Planet demonstrates the jaguar’s prowess at killing caiman’s.
Recently a one to one conversation between WWF Ambassador Sir David Attenborough and HRH Duke of Cambridge resulted in them both urging business and political leaders to help with greater conservation through a global deal for nature and people. This sort agreement has the potential to stop and even reverse losses experienced by the natural world and keep the planet protected. The two discussed the decades of work By Sir David beginning with his first documentary six decades ago.
Pavan Sukhdev who is president of WWF International has written to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urging him make a firm and urgent commitment towards taking effective action to stop the rate of deforestation in the country. In his letter the WWF International President highlighted his concern for the New South Wales Koala population which the conservation group says could end up extinct as soon as 2050.
At the turn of the last century the population of wild tigers was estimated to be around 100,0000. In less than a hundred years the population of wild tigers fell by more than 95 per cent taking arguably the most iconic species of big cats to the brink of extinction. By 2010 there were fewer than 3,200 wild tigers left largely as a result of intensive hunting, poaching and extensive habitat destruction. Tomorrow’s Tigers (Tx2) is a new fundraising initiative that seeks to raise money for WWF’s efforts to double the global population of wild tigers to 6,000 by 2022.
One of the biggest dangers to the earth is the demand for food and agriculture. This is because agriculture is the main cause of deforestation and is the reason why humans’ clear vast tracts of valuable habitat that threatens wildlife, sending many species to the brink of extinction. One type of cultivation is incredibly damaging, palm oil plantations. Palm oil is very important globally because it is used in a wide range of food and non-food products that people use on a daily basis. It is an incredibly productive crop, able to yield more per unit of land and requiring fewer inputs than any other type of vegetable oil crop
In a new report, WWF Scotland has warned that animal and plant life faces increasing pressure from habitat destruction and global warming. The report highlighted moorlands, machair and more to be at risk because as temperatures rise producing warmer winters, there is a threat to the mountain-dwelling snow bunting. The report estimates that the breeding population of the species in that part of the country is down to 60 pairs and increasing temperatures will only lead to further reductions in the range of the species leaving it with nowhere to go.
Last year everyone who visited this site, even if they didn’t adopt an animal with WWF contributed to wildlife conservation and that on its own is something to be thankful for. That being said, that was far from the only achievement of 2018. There were lots of things that happened and some major achievements took place. Here we review the five most impressive achievements of conservation last year.
Penny Mordaunt, the UK’s secretary for International Development has pledged new funding to help keep Sumatran tigers and West African chimpanzees protected. The number of wild tigers left roaming Indonesia is estimated to be between 400 to 500 and their declining number is down to habitat destruction. In Liberia chimpanzees are threatened as a result of the illegal trade in wildlife body as well as loss of habitat.
Phew! It’s the end of November already and that can mean only one thing, Christmas is almost here. Have you sorted out what gifts you plan to give to the special people in your life? If you are still coming up with your Christmas shopping list, why not adopt a penguin for someone this holiday season? After all, who doesn’t love penguins? They are so cute and cuddly they even made an animated movie about them (If you haven’t seen it, it’s called Happy Feet). If you are still sitting on the fence, here are five reasons why you should adopt a penguin this Christmas.