Posts tagged animals
6:57 am - Thu, Oct 4, 2012
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Elephants are the LARGEST land mammals on the planet. Help us kill the illegal trade in ivory before they’re gone from the wild forever.
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Elephants are the LARGEST land mammals on the planet. Help us kill the illegal trade in ivory before they’re gone from the wild forever.

http://bit.ly/UfmJrQ

4:54 am - Fri, Aug 3, 2012
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As well as the natural challenges of life as a young loggerhead turtle such as avoiding larger predators, this little loggerhead will face a number of other human-made threats such as loss of habitat to coastal development, pollution, and accidentally being scooped up as bycatch by commercial fishing vessels.  The solution to giving loggerhead turtles and other marine species a chance is to increase marine protected areas in the Mediterranean Sea. Learn more and sign the petition: http://bit.ly/MBYqfC © Michel Gunther / WWF-Canon WWF-Canon Pic of the Week

As well as the natural challenges of life as a young loggerhead turtle such as avoiding larger predators, this little loggerhead will face a number of other human-made threats such as loss of habitat to coastal development, pollution, and accidentally being scooped up as bycatch by commercial fishing vessels.

The solution to giving loggerhead turtles and other marine species a chance is to increase marine protected areas in the Mediterranean Sea.

Learn more and sign the petition: http://bit.ly/MBYqfC

© Michel Gunther / WWF-Canon

WWF-Canon Pic of the Week

5:16 am - Tue, Jun 5, 2012
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WWF-Canon Pic of the Week #13 - Siberian Tiger on Flickr.
Siberian Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) glimpsed between trees. With increasing levels of poaching and habitat loss, these naturaly wary animals are under threat. Find out more about the natural world and the work WWF does to help protect Tigers in the wild. © naturepl.com / Edwin Giesbers / WWF-Canon - WWF-Canon Pic of the Week image may not be used without permission.

WWF-Canon Pic of the Week #13 - Siberian Tiger on Flickr.

Siberian Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) glimpsed between trees. With increasing levels of poaching and habitat loss, these naturaly wary animals are under threat.

Find out more about the natural world and the work WWF does to help protect Tigers in the wild.

© naturepl.com / Edwin Giesbers / WWF-Canon

- WWF-Canon Pic of the Week

image may not be used without permission.

8:07 am - Fri, Feb 17, 2012
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Amazing interaction between humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins!

12:45 am - Wed, Nov 23, 2011
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These little blue penguins were contaminated by oil after the Rena Oil Spill disaster in New Zealand. They are released into the ocean after being cleaned at the oiled wildlife facility.

Warning: this is very cute!

More information here: http://www.wwf.org.nz/take_action/oil_spill/

7:35 am - Thu, Nov 17, 2011
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Pekanbaru, Indonesia – After an amazing five of the seven wild cat species found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra were recently caught on camera in a tract of forest rapidly being lost to…

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10:54 pm - Fri, Nov 4, 2011
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A group of 19 critically endangered black rhinos have been moved from South Africa’s Eastern Cape to a new range in the Limpopo province to encourage increased breeding and population growth. The location is the seventh new habitat established by the WWF’s Black Rhino Range Expansion Project.

The helicopter trip lasts less than 10 minutes and enables a darted rhino to be removed from difficult and dangerous terrain. The sleeping animals suffer no ill effect.

More here: http://panda.org/rhino/?202250

All images: Michael Raimondo / WWF

4:45 am - Fri, Oct 21, 2011
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Loving the amazing photos from the 2011 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Including this image of a Qinling golden snub-nosed monkey by Cyril Ruoso.

Loving the amazing photos from the 2011 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Including this image of a Qinling golden snub-nosed monkey by Cyril Ruoso.

8:47 pm - Mon, Oct 3, 2011
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Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) mother cradling and kissing foot of 1 week baby, Volcanoes NP, Virunga Mountains, Rwanda© naturepl.com /Andy Rouse / WWF

Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) mother cradling and kissing foot of 1 week baby, Volcanoes NP, Virunga Mountains, Rwanda

© naturepl.com /Andy Rouse / WWF

8:48 pm - Wed, Sep 21, 2011
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Salute Rhino Heroes on World Rhino Day
It’s Rhino Day on 22 September. 
This year, we’re saluting rhino heroes, the brave men and women who devote their lives to defending rhinos. Some of them lose their lives.
South Africa’s rhinos are still facing a poaching onslaught, caused by the illegal rhino horn trade driven by demand from Asia. Rhino poaching is often carried out by well-armed, international criminal syndicates using sophisticated technology. 
More than 280 rhinos have already been killed by poachers this year. 
The courageous effort of rhino heroes must be backed up at other levels. This includes making sure that those guilty of rhino crimes do not walk free on technicalities, and that punishment is commensurate with the crime. 
In South Africa, officials have begun to conduct more rigorous prosecutions and impose stricter sentences. WWF has called for a corresponding commitment by countries in Asia where illegal demand for rhino horn is driving poachers.
Learn more about World Rhino Day and support WWF’s to protect rhinos

Salute Rhino Heroes on World Rhino Day

It’s Rhino Day on 22 September. 

This year, we’re saluting rhino heroes, the brave men and women who devote their lives to defending rhinos. Some of them lose their lives.

South Africa’s rhinos are still facing a poaching onslaught, caused by the illegal rhino horn trade driven by demand from Asia. Rhino poaching is often carried out by well-armed, international criminal syndicates using sophisticated technology. 

More than 280 rhinos have already been killed by poachers this year. 

The courageous effort of rhino heroes must be backed up at other levels. This includes making sure that those guilty of rhino crimes do not walk free on technicalities, and that punishment is commensurate with the crime. 

In South Africa, officials have begun to conduct more rigorous prosecutions and impose stricter sentences. WWF has called for a corresponding commitment by countries in Asia where illegal demand for rhino horn is driving poachers.

Learn more about World Rhino Day and support WWF’s to protect rhinos

1:00 am - Fri, Sep 16, 2011
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Celebrate World Rhino Day on 22 September by adopting a rhino from WWF.
8:14 pm - Wed, Sep 14, 2011
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WWF-Canon Polar Bear Tracker
Follow polar bears “live” as we track them across the vast white desert of the Arctic ocean…
7:19 pm - Tue, Aug 30, 2011
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Good photo of WWF Arctic Programme’s polar bear expert, Geoff York, with a polar bear cub.
More on polar bears

Good photo of WWF Arctic Programme’s polar bear expert, Geoff York, with a polar bear cub.

More on polar bears

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8:46 pm - Thu, Aug 18, 2011
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Infographic: Coral Triangle Marine Turtles 
Marine turtles are to the Coral Triangle what jewels are to a crown: both indispensable and marvelous. In the case of turtles, they are also highly vulnerable.
Check out this infographic to discover the simple aspects of turtles’ life cycle, and the threats they face in the ocean.
Learn more about marine turtles

Infographic: Coral Triangle Marine Turtles

Marine turtles are to the Coral Triangle what jewels are to a crown: both indispensable and marvelous. In the case of turtles, they are also highly vulnerable.

Check out this infographic to discover the simple aspects of turtles’ life cycle, and the threats they face in the ocean.

Learn more about marine turtles

2:59 am - Wed, Aug 17, 2011
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Marine turtles in Northern Australia are suffering from a debilitating virus and are also starving since many of the sea grass beds they rely on for food have been badly damaged.
Stella and Jurgen Freund visited the area to photograph and blog about the situation. Click here to see their photo blog.
Click here to donate to the WWF-Australia Sick Turtle Appeal.

Marine turtles in Northern Australia are suffering from a debilitating virus and are also starving since many of the sea grass beds they rely on for food have been badly damaged.

Stella and Jurgen Freund visited the area to photograph and blog about the situation. Click here to see their photo blog.

Click here to donate to the WWF-Australia Sick Turtle Appeal.

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