Campaigning & Change

World Rhino Day marked by shocking increase of 5000% in poaching since 2007

For the sixth year in a row the number of rhinos poached in South Africa has risen resulting in a 5000% increase. In 2007 13 rhinos were killed while in 2013 so far the total is 618.

A recent study by wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC found that buyers and users of rhino horn primarily consider it a status symbol and often gift it to family members, business colleagues or people in positions of authority. Read more »

Ascent on the Shard: pictures from Greenpeace's audacious bid to raise awareness of Arctic oil drilling

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After 15 hours of arduous climbing on the sheer face of Western Europe’s tallest building, six women climbers from Greenpeace reached the top of the Shard at 07.08pm on Thursday night (11.07.13). The climbers were cheered by crowds gathered at the foot of the skyscraper and watched by tens of thousands through a live stream on the Greenpeace website.

Having reached the 310 metre peak, two of the activists waved a 32-square-foot flag with the demand “Save the Arctic” written across it. Read more »

Wildlife conservation champion Ofir Drori honoured by Duke of Edinburgh

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Ofir Drori with a confiscated chimp

The prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Medal has been awarded this year to one of our generation’s great wildlife conservation heroes: Ofir Drori, Founder of LAGA - The Last Great Ape Organisation. Read more »

Animal welfare & conservation heroes from around the UK set to receive awards

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Vikki Fowler

Animal welfare heroes are set to receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare. The awards take place tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd October at IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards. The ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Gale with the awards presented by Queen legend Brian May. Read more »

Animal welfare & conservation heroes from around the UK set to receive awards

Animal welfare heroes are set to receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare. The awards take place tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd October at IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards. The ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Gale with the awards presented by Queen legend Brian May. Read more »

TV Weatherman Michael Fish B.A.S.E Jumps for Climate Change

Michael Fish MBE, the iconic British TV weatherman, has completed a B.A.S.E. jump from a London tower block to raise awareness of climate change.

Fish, who is 68 years-old made the freefall jump from the rooftop, landing by parachute on the ground more than 200 feet below. Fish trained with experienced urban B.A.S.E jumpers prior to the jump. Read more »

Thames Water donates riverside property worth up to £10million in backing crowdfunders' bid to rescue Olympic dock

Visualisation of the new bridge, footpath and community gardens

Thames Water has donated 2.5 acres of property in a bid to help raise thousands of pounds to transform a neglected London dock ahead of the Olympics.

East London charity the Gasworks Dock Partnership is aiming to open Cody Dock on the River Lea, located between Canary Wharf and the Olympic Park, before the Games start this summer. Read more »

WWF launches Earth Book to celebrate publication of Living Planet Report 2012

WWF’s Earth Book was launched from the International Space Centre by WWF Ambassador and Dutch Astronaut, André Kuipers

WWF is asking people to share their experiences of the natural world and collaborate in Earth Book 2012, an online storybook which has been created to coincide with the publication of the Living Planet Report 2012 Read more »

Win the chance to work in conservation in South Australia

The South Australian Tourism Commission, working in association with STA Travel and Tourism Australia, is offering travellers the chance to win a job as a conservation assistant on Kangaroo Island. This job offer is part of a wider campaign designed to boost awareness of the opportunities for young people in Australia. Read more »

WWF acts to save Europe’s last remaining virgin forests

Romania’s virgin forests represent up to 65 per cent of the virgin forests still remaining in Europe © Mircea Struteanu

250,000 hectares of virgin forests in Romania are in urgent need of protection, according to a new campaign launched by WWF. Read more »

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