New technology helps WWF and partners study whales in one of the most remote places on the planet

New technology helps WWF and partners study whales in one of the most remote places on the planet

    <img width="660" height="495" alt="" src="https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/17302/images/simple_style_full/AP_Mar2019_Antarctic_Peninusla_SeaIce-Glacier%C2%A9DukeUniv-MaRRS.jpg?1558374022" /><img width="660" height="495" alt="" src="https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/17304/images/simple_style_full/_MG_0319.jpg?1558374779" />Antarctica is epic&mdash;one of Earth&rsquo;s last truly wild places. And new technology is teaching us more than ever before about one of the continent&rsquo;s most enchanting creatures: whales.

WWF and our partners at Duke University Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab (MaRRS)Friedlae [...]  read more

New technology helps WWF and partners study whales in one of the most remote places on the planet

New technology helps WWF and partners study whales in one of the most remote places on the planet

    <img width="660" height="495" alt="" src="https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/17302/images/simple_style_full/AP_Mar2019_Antarctic_Peninusla_SeaIce-Glacier%C2%A9DukeUniv-MaRRS.jpg?1558374022" /><img width="660" height="495" alt="" src="https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/17304/images/simple_style_full/_MG_0319.jpg?1558374779" />Antarctica is epic&mdash;one of Earth&rsquo;s last truly wild places. And new technology is teaching us more than ever before about one of the continent&rsquo;s most enchanting creatures: whales.

WWF and our partners at Duke University Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab (MaRRS)Friedlae [...]  read more

New technology helps WWF and partners study whales in one of the most remote places on the planet

New technology helps WWF and partners study whales in one of the most remote places on the planet

    <img width="660" height="495" alt="" src="https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/17302/images/simple_style_full/AP_Mar2019_Antarctic_Peninusla_SeaIce-Glacier%C2%A9DukeUniv-MaRRS.jpg?1558374022" /><img width="660" height="495" alt="" src="https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/17304/images/simple_style_full/_MG_0319.jpg?1558374779" />Antarctica is epic&mdash;one of Earth&rsquo;s last truly wild places. And new technology is teaching us more than ever before about one of the continent&rsquo;s most enchanting creatures: whales.

WWF and our partners at Duke University Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab (MaRRS)Friedlae [...]  read more

New technology helps WWF and partners study whales in one of the most remote places on the planet

New technology helps WWF and partners study whales in one of the most remote places on the planet

    <img width="660" height="495" alt="" src="https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/17302/images/simple_style_full/AP_Mar2019_Antarctic_Peninusla_SeaIce-Glacier%C2%A9DukeUniv-MaRRS.jpg?1558374022" /><img width="660" height="495" alt="" src="https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/17304/images/simple_style_full/_MG_0319.jpg?1558374779" />Antarctica is epic&mdash;one of Earth&rsquo;s last truly wild places. And new technology is teaching us more than ever before about one of the continent&rsquo;s most enchanting creatures: whales.

WWF and our partners at Duke University Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab (MaRRS)Friedlae [...]  read more

New technology helps WWF and partners study whales in one of the most remote places on the planet

New technology helps WWF and partners study whales in one of the most remote places on the planet

    <img width="660" height="495" alt="" src="https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/17302/images/simple_style_full/AP_Mar2019_Antarctic_Peninusla_SeaIce-Glacier%C2%A9DukeUniv-MaRRS.jpg?1558374022" /><img width="660" height="495" alt="" src="https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/17304/images/simple_style_full/_MG_0319.jpg?1558374779" />Antarctica is epic&mdash;one of Earth&rsquo;s last truly wild places. And new technology is teaching us more than ever before about one of the continent&rsquo;s most enchanting creatures: whales.

WWF and our partners at Duke University Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab (MaRRS)Friedlae [...]  read more

Just one-third of the world’s longest rivers remain free-flowing

Just one-third of the world’s longest rivers remain free-flowing

    <img width="660" height="495" alt="" src="https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/17254/images/simple_style_full/Luangwa_River_James_Suter_WW248782.jpg?1557244616" /><!--HEADLINE SHADOW DESKTOP ONLY-->
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Trailblazing women help ensure better tuna fishing in Ghana

Trailblazing women help ensure better tuna fishing in Ghana

    <img width="660" height="495" alt="" src="https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/17214/images/simple_style_full/190122_WWF_001.jpg?1556545845" />Ocean conservation requires a solid understanding of what we&rsquo;re taking out of our seas. How much fish do fishers catch? Where do they catch them? And what else are they catching along with the fish?

In Ghana, the government is seeking to answer those questions by collecting information digitally on tuna boats through a network of cameras, monitors, and sensors. That data provides guidance on how we can better care for our natural resources and reassures buyers that they’re getting a good catch. But that information is only useful if it’s analyzed. That’s where a few trailblazing women come in.

WWF’s Lauren Spurrier advocated for women to have access to jobs reviewing and organizing the information collected on boats—and she succeeded. [...]  read more

Defending the brown bears of Bristol Bay

Defending the brown bears of Bristol Bay

    <img width="660" height="495" alt="" src="https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/17217/images/simple_style_full/2011-06-22_at_12-59-48.jpg?1556546880" />Brown bears in Alaska&rsquo;s Bristol Bay region spend each year roaming the largely unspoiled land found between the coast and massive mountain-lined national parks and reserves. Standing up to a foot taller than the average human, and weighing as much as a grand piano, these <a href="../../../../species/brown-bear">bears</a> are some of the most iconic wildlife species found in America&rsquo;s great outdoors. In other parts of North America they&rsquo;re called grizzly bears.

Brown bears are not listed as an endangered species—in fact, some populations are doing quite well—but in Southwest Alaska, they face an impending threat from the proposed development of an open-pit gold and copper mine.

“Bears are large creatures who need large spaces [...]  read more

US failing to meet Arctic protection goals

US failing to meet Arctic protection goals

    <img width="660" height="495" alt="" src="https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/17219/images/simple_style_full/Medium_WW266664.jpg?1556567117" />Plans to expand oil and gas drilling in the United States&rsquo; Arctic hit a roadblock in the federal courts, which prompted the government to <a href="https://www.npr.org/2019/04/25/717214683/trump-administration-puts-offshore-drilling-plan-on-hold-after-setback-in-court">pull</a> plans for this year. Unfortunately, the icy waters off of Alaska remain at risk&mdash;and not just from oil and gas.

Though the US government is meeting some of its commitments in the Arctic, not enough is being done and, in many instances, the government is backsliding, according to a new analysis commissioned by WWF.

First, the good news

WWF’s Arctic Council Conservation Scorecard—which scores all Arctic nations on the progress they’ve made toward Arctic [...]  read more

A “Cinderella” story in tiger conservation

A “Cinderella” story in tiger conservation

    <img width="660" height="495" alt="" src="https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/17190/images/simple_style_full/Cinderella_camera_trap_of_Bastak_Nature_Reserve.jpg?1555942187" />On a cold February evening in 2012, a starving and near-hypothermic Amur tiger cub was found by hunters in the forest of the Primorsky Province, Russian Far East. Aptly named Zolushka, Russian for "Cinderella", she was rehabilitated and released into the Bastak Nature Reserve the following year. Four years later, Zolushka has given birth to four cubs altogether, with the unknown gender of her fourth cub finally identified using WWF-Russia supported camera trap footage - a girl!

The significance of this female cub is of great importance to establishing a permanent tiger group in this area. Bastak Nature Reserve can host 3-4 female tigers since a female’s territory is smaller than a male’s, which can encompass the territories of 2-3 females. [...]  read more