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01 Jun-02 Jun 2023

WWF: Conservation Projects

  • All Ages
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation / Denis-Huot / WWF

WWF’s mission is to create a world where people and wildlife can thrive together.

Copyright Global Warming Images/WWF.

Copyright Wild Wonders of Europe/ Pal Hermansen/ WWF.

Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica) have been badly hit in the UK as rising sea temperatures have affected the fish they feed on, such as sandeels.

Puffin (Fraterclua arctica) with fish in beak, Saltee Island, Ireland. 

Copyright Siobhan Fraser

Scotland’s peatlands store an estimated 1.6 billion tonnes of carbon, and these unique habitats provide homes for an amazing range of wildlife, including the red listed merlin, hen harrier and curlew as well as newts, frogs and lizards. 

Copyright Wild Wonders of Europe/ Peter Cairns/ WWF

Copyright Wild Wonder of Europe/ Peter Cairns/ WWF

Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) male displaying, Cairngorms NP, Scotland  

Copyright Global Warming Images/WWF

Copyright Global Warming Images/WWF

Four wind turbines beneath An Sgurr, Isle of Eigg. In 2008 the islanders on Eigg set up and developed a grid for the island with the energy produced by 3 hydro schemes, four wind turbines, and 2 arrays of solar panels  

Copyright Ola Jennersten/WWF- Sweden 

This traditional red farmhouse in Gränna, Småland, Sweden, is powered by wind turbines.  

Copyright Steven Kazlowski/ WWF 

Young polar bear (Ursus maritimus)  in freezing water. Alaska, Beaufort Sea  

Copyright Steven Kazlowski/ WWF 

The polar bear patrol at Ittoqqortoormiit, East Greenland. As the sea ice diminishes, polar bears are spending longer on land and coming into town. In recent years, there has been a worrying increase in human-polar bear encounters throughout East Greenland.  

Copyright Richard Barrett/WWF-UK 

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) mother and two cubs standing on fractured ice floe. Svalbard, Norway.  

Copyright Andy Rouse/ WWF 

Snow leopard (Panthera uncia) cub. Snowleopards are endangered, and their habitats vulnerable to climate change impacts.  

Copyright Wendy Kaveney/WWF

Baby African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) silhouetted against the waterhole at sunset in the Etosha National Park Namibia, Africa.

Copyright Greg Armfield/WWF-UK 

Copyright Greg Armfield/WWF-UK

Dzame collects water from the well every day. Kwale, Kenya.

Copyright Jonathan Caramanus/ Green Renaissance/WWF 

Copyright Jonathan Caramanus/ Green Renaissance/WWF 

Mike Olendo of WWF-Kenya in the mangroves on the Lamu seascape. The mangroves ecosystems are home to an astounding number of species, provide essential storm protection and nourishment for coastal-dwelling communities and store more carbon per acre than any other forest variety. 

Copyright Jonathan Caramanus/ Green Renaissance/WWF 

WWF team relocate a turtle nest, Kenya. Turtles are extremely sensitive to temperature change, and contact with salt water can destroy their eggs. Rising ocean temperatures and sea levels are affecting their survival.  

Copyright Brent Stirton/Getty Images 

The Fijian government has committed to establish a network of marine protected areas by 2020. Fijian fisherman.  

Copyright Leighton Lum/WWF 

Green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) are endangered, and very sensitive to temperature changes at all stages in their life cycle.  Green turtle, Hawaii.

Copyright Jonathan Caramanus/ Green Renaissance/WWF 

A turtle hatchling makes its way to the sea, Lamu, Kenya.  

Copyright WWF Intl/Sarah Fisher 

Holding governments to account on climate action is a key part of the debate on climate change around the world. The People’s Climate March, NYC, USA.   

Copyright Jonathan Caramanus/ Green Renaissance/WWF

Children learn about marine turtle conservation and the sustainable use of marine natural resources, Mkokoni, Kenya.

Copyright Greg Armfield/WWF-UK

Schoolchildren in Wales learn about seagrass- a vital carbon sink.