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Izmir adopted a new action plan against plastic pollution
The city of Izmir has a new plan of action to tackle plastic pollution

Since August this year, Izmir, the third most populous city in Turkey, has a new Plan of Action to tackle plastic pollution. The Plan is an important ...

23 Sep 2022
Transforming Mediterranean small-scale fisheries towards sustainability
WWF Statement on 35th Session of UN FAO’s Committee on Fisheries

The 35th FAO Committee of Fisheries (COFI) works to address the state of the world’s fisheries amidst an “ocean emergency”.

14 Sep 2022
Small-scale fishers gather in Rome for IYAFA2022
SSF Summit: More than 200 fishers from all continents join in Rome to give the sector a future

Over 200 small-scale fishers, fisheries associations, non-governmental organizations and government representatives from more than 40 countries ...

06 Sep 2022
Rare shark and ray species of the Mediterranean
Threatened shark and ray species at the crossroads

On Shark Awareness Day, we put the spotlight on a ray species - the Lusitanian cownose ray - that still lacks any regional management and protection ...

14 Jul 2022
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 are encountering multiple and growing threats, a world-first satellite map and report reveal
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 waste in the ocean along with Indo-Pacific sergeant, (Abudefduf vaigiensis), Green Island, a small volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean, Taiwan
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
Greece
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
A Shortfin mako shark off the coast of California, United States.
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