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WWF commends UN Environment Assembly’s watershed decision to start negotiations for a global plastics treaty
WWF commends UN Environment Assembly’s watershed decision to start negotiations for a global plastics treaty

UN Member states at the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) have unanimously agreed to develop a legally binding treaty to end plastic pollution, ...

02 Mar 2022
Whales face increasing dangers on migratory superhighways, new map shows
Whales face increasing dangers on migratory superhighways, new map shows

Urgent action is needed to safeguard whales amid mounting threats along their migratory routes, says a new global conservation report by WWF and the ...

17 Feb 2022
Plastic contamination of the ocean is irreversible, warns WWF
Plastic contamination of the ocean is irreversible, warns WWF

A new WWF-commissioned review of over 2,590 studies provides the most comprehensive analysis to-date of the alarming impact and scale of plastic ...

08 Feb 2022
Mediterranean countries set to change course and protect 30% of the sea by 2030
Mediterranean countries set to change course and protect 30% of the sea by 2030

Rome, Antalya - Today Mediterranean countries have jointly committed to protect 30% of the Mediterranean by 2030, tackle plastic pollution and reduce ...

10 Dec 2021
Historic first rebuilding programme adopted for the endangered shortfin mako shark
Historic first rebuilding programme adopted for the endangered shortfin mako shark

After years of negotiations, today 52 tuna fishing nations and the EU adopted a comprehensive rebuilding programme to allow the recovery of the ...

23 Nov 2021
New documentary “Blue Future” sheds light on blue jobs for young people in the Mediterranean
New documentary “Blue Future” sheds light on blue jobs for young people in the Mediterranean

As climate negotiations at the COP26 call to accelerate the decarbonisation of our societies and economies, WWF launches a new documentary, called ...

28 Oct 2021
Time is running out to save sharks and rays, with over a third of species pushed toward extinction by overfishing
Time is running out to save sharks and rays, with over a third of species pushed toward extinction by overfishing

A major study re-assessing the IUCN Red List status for all sharks, rays and chimeras reveals that over 1/3 of all these species are now at risk of ...

07 Sep 2021
Societal cost of plastic produced just in 2019 revealed at US$3.7 trillion
Societal cost of plastic produced just in 2019 revealed at US$3.7 trillion

These costs for plastic produced in 2040 will rise to US$7.1 trillion unless urgent action is taken.

06 Sep 2021