• 'Swimways' critical to keep rivers free flowing for migratory animals

    Swimways, the aquatic version of ‘Flyways,’ is a new take on an existing conservation mechanism to increase the value of protecting continuous stretches of free-flowing rivers as a migratory pathway necessary for many aquatic animals.

    Sockeye salmon  (Oncorhynchus nerka) migration, Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. October.
  • Nepal more than doubles its wild tiger population

    July 29, 2022

    Nepal is now the second country to double its wild tiger population. It’s an incredible achievement and testament to the conservation efforts of the government, partners, and local communities over the last 12 years.

    Two young tigers run alongside a riverbank in Nepal
  • In the Sundarbans, local communities harvest honey and protect tigers

    July 28, 2022

    Mahua Pramanik and her husband are one of around 80 families involved in a honey cooperative that uses apiaries—or human-made beehives—placed in secure, netted areas on the edge of the forest. Collecting wild honey in the reserves leaves moulis vulnerable to tiger attacks, and approximately six honey collectors die each year in the Sundarbans due to human-tiger conflict.

    Two people hold up a tray from a beehive full of bees
  • Migratory monarch butterfly now classified as Endangered

    July 27, 2022

    It’s troubling news for an insect that represents nature at its most powerful — a tiny, delicate creature that can travel nearly 3000 miles from the northern US and southern Canada to its overwintering destination in Mexico.

    Monarch butterfly perched on a purple flowered stem in the El Rosario Monarch Reserve in Mexico
  • Why we need The North American Grasslands Conservation Act

    July 27, 2022

    To protect and restore iconic grassland landscapes, World Wildlife Fund and more than a dozen of North America’s leading conservation groups are touting the introduction of critical new legislation—The North American Grasslands Conservation Act.

    A bison sits aside her calf in the tall grass of the Wolakota Buffalo Range, Rosebud Sioux Reservation
  • Coastal communities find a natural haven in mangroves

    July 26, 2022

    WWF is working with local community members to protect and restore mangroves on the Yucatan Peninsula and the Pacific coast in Nayarit.

    Pedro Alfonso Lopez Gonzalez holds a string of oysters on a sunny day
  • Heavily poached sturgeon slip toward extinction

    July 21, 2022

    Sturgeon and paddlefish—freshwater fish that have existed for hundreds of millions of years—now face extinction due mainly to the illegal trade in wild-caught caviar and meat. The world’s first comprehensive assessment of the species in over 13 years, released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), confirmed that all 26 remaining species are now threatened with extinction.

    A gray sturgeon sits on the sandy bottom of one of the Great Lakes
  • Camera traps capture mother tiger with four cubs

    July 18, 2022

    With fewer than 150 individuals, tigers in Malaysia are on the brink of extinction. So imagine the surprise and joy when tiger conservationists spotted a tigress with four cubs on camera traps set up to monitor the population.

    Camera trap image of a tiger mother walking through the forest behind three of her cubs with a fourth cub partially hidden by trees
  • Why we need climate action now

    July 14, 2022

    This is the moment when our elected officials need to step in to make change happen so we don’t end up paying a price that future generations can’t afford.

    wind turbine against blue sky
  • Life among the mangroves

    July 14, 2022

    Straddling the land and the sea with a tangle of arching roots, mangrove trees guard coastlines all over the world. Learn about the wildlife that relies on these special trees for their survival.

    A proboscis monkey sits in a mangrove tree
  • Stranger Things: Meet the pink fairy armadillo

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    It’s the smallest armadillo species in the world, and arguably the cutest. About the size of a dollar bill, the pink fairy armadillo is a nocturnal creature from central Argentina.
    Side view of armadillo on sandy ground
  • How an underwater noisemaker protects dolphins in Asia

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    A relatively inexpensive electronic device known as a “pinger” shows promise for preventing dolphins from becoming entrapped.
    Man in canoe holds pinger device attached to net
  • Gallery: Photographs by David Maisel

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    David Maisel’s passion for photographing degraded landscapes began 30 years ago, when a love for the environment pushed him to investigate extractive industries like mining.
    Aerial image of mine, light blue colors
  • Close Quarters

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    In Assam, India, and beyond, WWF and our partners are working to address human-elephant conflict and find ways for people and elephants to live alongside each other
    Elephants gathered under trees with crops in foreground
  • Helping people and animals coexist

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    As development, habitat degradation, and climate change squeeze wildlife into ever-smaller spaces, run-ins with people are increasingly common.
    Illustration of elephant and big cats with vegetation
  • Essay: A newt by any other name

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    When I was a kid, we rented a house in Hemlock Farms, Pennsylvania, which my parents simply called “the country.”
    Illustration of young girl with a salamander on her arm
  • Everything is Connected

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    By bringing bison back to Native lands and cultivating their own food, the Sicangu Lakota people are reclaiming not only their food sovereignty, health, culture, and identity
    Two women looking at plants under a greenhouse frame
  • Expansion of protected areas signals progress for protection of Galápagos Island

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    From rugged marine iguanas sunbathing on basalt shorelines to tortoises plodding across grassy plains, the Galápagos Islands boast unparalleled biodiversity.
    Underwater photo of sea turtle swimming near coral
  • Finding a tiny praying mantis on the floor of the Atlantic Forest

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    I walk these trails often with my camera, looking to photograph the many biodiverse species living together on this piece of land, but I don’t often notice these small wonders.
    Praying mantis with arms raised, posing on mushroom
  • Experts work to increase tiger prey in Thailand to boost tiger numbers

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    While the Thailand's tiger population has remained stable, WWF-Thailand’s Tiger Recovery team wanted to accelerate the pace of tiger population growth.
    Deer with collar
  • President's Letter: Conservation and the art of active listening

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    By many measures—landscapes conserved, corporate climate commitments made, funds raised—we just closed the books on one of the best years in the history of WWF.
    Carter Roberts
  • Richard Rosen on conservation as an investment in the future

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    Richard Rosen has supported WWF since the early 1980s. He spent more than two decades at the multinational 3M corporation and now serves on the board of his family’s business, RDI.
    Night photo of stars above the prow of a canoe
  • A WWF report connects forest health to people

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    Forests are vital. We’ve long known about their importance to the health of our planet, but do they matter to human health too?
    Tall trees landscape with small man climbing one
  • How crowdsourcing data gives us a better picture of the health of walruses

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2022
    The Arctic is warming almost three times as quickly as the rest of the world, and Atlantic walrus are feeling the heat.
    Satelitte image showing coastline with walrus community circled