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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
WWF Statement on the oil spill off the coast of Syria
WWF Statement on the oil spill off the coast of Syria

WWF is deeply concerned about the oil leakage that occurred in Syria about a week ago. This preventable incident will have immediate and long-term ...

01 Sep 2021
Half of EU fishers earn under national minimum wage
Half of EU fishers earn under national minimum wage

While many EU fisheries are failing to break even, tax exemptions that fuel unsustainable practices are putting the whole sector at risk.

19 Jul 2021
WWF launches 5-month sailing journey to unveil Mediterranean marine treasures and free them from ghost gear
WWF launches 5-month sailing journey to unveil Mediterranean marine treasures and free them from ghost gear

After a year of forced pause due to the pandemic, the Blue Panda, WWF’s Mediterranean Marine Initiative sailboat, is ready to set sail for a ...

25 Jun 2021
Mediterranean is turning into the fastest warming sea with irreversible changes for marine and human life
Mediterranean is turning into the fastest warming sea with irreversible changes for marine and human life

Almost 1000 alien species have already migrated into the warming waters of the Mediterranean Sea and replaced endemic species, while increasingly ...

08 Jun 2021
The Smart City Dubrovnik adopts first plan of actions to reduce plastic pollution
The Smart City Dubrovnik adopts first plan of actions to reduce plastic pollution

The Plastic Smart City of Dubrovnik has formally adopted the first plan of actions to tackle its plastic pollution by 2026 including key measures to ...

16 Apr 2021
Call for Blue Panda Communications Expert
Call for Blue Panda Communications Expert

WWF is looking for an engaged and creative communications expert to join our Blue Panda boat crew and local teams and promote the protection of ...

15 Apr 2021
Angels of the Adriatic: Next-steps-for-a-potential-hotspot
Angels of the Adriatic: Next-steps-for-a-potential-hotspot

Once common across the Mediterranean, angel sharks have suffered widespread decline. This short report underlines the urgency of acting to save one ...

14 Apr 2021
WWF launches Call for Grants for small-scale fishers in the Mediterranean
WWF launches Call for Grants for small-scale fishers in the Mediterranean

Funding is available from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to advance Mediterranean small-scale fisheries towards sustainability: how ...

31 Mar 2021
The building blocks of bluefin tuna sustainability
The building blocks of bluefin tuna sustainability

The stock of Atlantic bluefin tuna is slowly recovering, but what needs to happen to move from recovery to full sustainability?

22 Mar 2021