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Conservation Highlights 2013

National Geographic Stock / Sarah Leon / WWF

The new Conservation Highlights is out now!

Conservation Highlights is an illustrated review of recent achievements and challenges in WWF's work to protect biodiversity and reduce humanity's footprint in priority areas of the natural world.

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The latest edition features stories on actions to protect the habitat of priority species such as tiger, Far East leopard and polar bear, advances in sustainable management of tuna fisheries and Congo forests, successes in closing down the illegal wildlife trade which threatens thousands of species, and the many ways people around the world are using WWF's Earth Hour as a platform to mobilise conservation action. 
Global Campaigns
31 May 2013

An historic and precedent-setting CITES vote has initiated regulation of trade in five shark ...

31 May 2013

Viet Nam and Mozambique were singled out at CITES for failing to act effectively to close down the ...

31 May 2013

The CITES meeting cautioned 22 countries for failure to properly regulate the illegal ivory trade, ...

30 May 2013

At the opening of the CITES meeting, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced that ...

23 May 2013

In April, the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice agreed the illicit trafficking ...

23 May 2013

Thailand’s commitment to close its ivory trade, announced at the CITES meeting in Bangkok in March, ...

Biodiversity
17 Jun 2013

Creation in April of a 318,000 ha buffer zone for Russia’s Sokhindinsky Biosphere Nature Reserve is ...

17 Jun 2013

Several freshwater areas in high conservation priority places have been designated under the Ramsar ...

17 Jun 2013

Bolivia has designated a huge 6,9 million ha area of Amazon wetlands – the size of Netherlands and ...

10 Jun 2013

A new tiger protected area (PA) was created by India in February in the southern Indian state of ...

10 Jun 2013

Russia has established two new Arctic protected areas with WWF support which advance polar bear ...

10 Jun 2013

2013 is the 40th anniversary of a turning point in polar bear conservation – the agreement of the ...

06 Jun 2013

China has announced a new policy which will place under protection by 2020 at least 30 per cent of ...

06 Jun 2013

An Earth Hour 2013 conservation challenge in Argentina is mobilising public support to incorporate ...

06 Jun 2013

South Africa's creation of the 18 million hectare Prince Edward Islands marine protected area - the ...

06 Jun 2013

Ten years on from the 2003 World Parks Congress in Durban, South Africa, where the Madagascar ...

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Footprint
24 Jun 2013

Nine million hectares of forest have been earmarked for conservation in the Democratic Republic of ...

24 Jun 2013

One of the world’s largest solar panel makers, Yingli Green Energy is the first Chinese company and ...

24 Jun 2013

Nearly two-thirds of the world’s largest companies have committed to reduce emissions of greenhouse ...

24 Jun 2013

The world was quietly but powerfully reminded of the urgent need to shift to sustainable, clean ...

20 Jun 2013

The first winners of WWF's  Climate Solver Awardsin China included a highly energy- efficient ...

20 Jun 2013

The 2012 China Ecological Footprint Report, released in December, shows increased consumption, ...

20 Jun 2013

WWF welcomes the Chinese Government’s decision to issues guidelines on environmental protection to ...

20 Jun 2013

Rainforest Rescue is a partnership with SKY television to protect three million hectares of ...

20 Jun 2013

New areas of forest certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards in Cameroon in central ...

20 Jun 2013

In March, new laws governing timber imports into the European Union (EU) came into effect, ...

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On the Horizon
24 Jun 2013

WWF’s new campaign to promote clean, renewable energy – Seize Your Power – aims to mobilise key ...

24 Jun 2013

The polar bear conservation treaty agreed 40 years ago by the five countries with polar bear ...

24 Jun 2013

WWF is inviting cities from 15 countries to participate in the 2014 Earth Hour City Challenge ...

03 Jun 2013

Another important CITES decision was to extend protection to certain tree species highly valued for ...

23 May 2013

In Russia, a WWF Earth Hour initiative mobilised public support for protection of the country’s ...

23 May 2013

WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) recognised Vancouver, Canada, as Earth Hour 2013 Capital for ...

23 May 2013

More than 7,000 cities and municipalities in 154 countries and territories participated in WWF’s ...